David Cameron suggests Twitter users not 'decent, sensible or reasonable'

'The vast majority of people aren’t obsessives, arguing at the extremes of the debate,' the Prime Minister says

Richard Williams
Wednesday 07 October 2015 12:17
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David Cameron speaks at the Tory party conference
David Cameron speaks at the Tory party conference

David Cameron has taken a swipe at social media users by insisting "Britain and Twitter are not the same thing" as the country's people "are decent, sensible (and) reasonable".

Delivering his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference, the Prime Minister implied there were fundamental differences between most Britons and many of those who post on the social network.

"The vast majority of people aren’t obsessives, arguing at the extremes of the debate," he told delegates.

"Let me put it as simply as I can: Britain and Twitter are not the same thing. The British people are decent, sensible, reasonable."

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Despite his apparent disdain for the social network, Mr Cameron has been a user of Twitter for three years.

With around 1.2m followers, his account has posted a total of almost 2,000 tweets in this time - including one just moments before his speech at the Manchester Central was due to begin.

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