Some of the offending tweets – now alleged to be by a fake account.

The ‘Lincs Conservatives’ Twitter account that posted a series of tweets including claims that poor people were “dangerous” and spent their money on “drugs, alcohol and gambling” has been suspended.

It seems members of the Conservative group on Lincolnshire County Council reported the account, and it was taken down.

One wonders whether there is, or has been, an account for all Conservatives in the county, though.

It would be interesting to see if this case is pursued, to find out who was behind it and what their intention was. Knowing the Conservatives, though, they’ll probably just leave it hanging. Could it be less embarrassing for them this way?

A Twitter account claiming to be from the Lincolnshire Conservatives has been suspended after complaints were made about some of its tweets which said poor people were “dangerous” and food bank users had “no cooking skills”.

The tweets posted overnight on June 2 originate from an account purporting to be the official Twitter account for Lincolnshire Conservatives, with a location tag in Grantham.

Richard Davies, Conservative county councillor for Grantham North West, told Lincolnshire Reporter: “It’s a fake account.

“We’ve reported it to Twitter for impersonating us and they’ve taken it down.

“Our account is @LincsTories.”

Source: ‘Fake’ Lincolnshire Conservatives Twitter account claims poor people are ‘dangerous’ and food bank users have a ‘deplorable lifestyle’

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