Friday, November 12, 2010

Gareth Compton: Twidiot of the Day

An English politician was arrested on Thursday for joking on Twitter that a columnist he disagreed with should be stoned to death.

Gareth Compton, a 38-year-old member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party who serves in local government in Birmingham, was suspended by the party following his arrest, Britain’s Press Association reported.

The Tweet in Question?

"Can someone please stone Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to death! I shan't tell Amnesty if you don't. It would be a blessing, really"

Conservative humour, a difficult concept.

Read more here.

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