Super-geek Northavon MP Steve Webb has come up with a hilarious little jape to entertain the press for August.
The man charged with writing the next Lib Dem election manifesto – a document that combines the realism of an In the Night Garden script with the political acuity of a Trotskyite anti-war speech – has fired off a press release – “for a little light relief” – regarding the popularity of the three main political parties on the ultra-boring and ridiculously over-exposed Facebook.
The bore claims to have calculated that 40% of LibDem MPs are on Facebook compared to just 12% of Tories and 13% of Labour supporters. He also claims to have over 1,000 “friends” himself on Facebook.
My isn’t he popular? Er, no actually. At least not according to one of his constituents, Nathan, who says:
Steve Webb is a facebook whore – he was identifying every young person in the area of his constituency and adding them as a friend, rather than the other way around. I promptly denied his request when I received one.
What kind of saddo invents pretend friends on the internet for fucks sake? Then advertises the fact to the national press?
Can’t wait to see that manifesto of yours Steve, especially now that you’ve been well and truly outed as a fantasist.