Awkward! David Cameron tweets Little Ant and Dec picture during Nelson Mandela tribute

Another month, another Twitter blunder by David Cameron.

Last month, the PM’s official Twitter account was found to be following an escort agency. In September, he marked as favourite a tweet posted by an offensive username with an image of Lord Tebbit in the aftermath of the Brighton bombing.

And now, Cameron’s come under fire for a picture of himself with Little Ant and Dec that was posted on his Twitter account while he paid tributes to Nelson Mandela in a debate in the House of Commons.

The tweet read: “With Little Ant & Little Dec ahead of a tough £TextSanta interview.”

Twitter users were up in arms about the PM’s tweet.

User Kate Devlin tweeted: “Shd this have been tweeted as PM listened to Mandela tributes? “@David_Cameron: With Little Ant & Little Dec ahead of a tough #TextSanta int”

Labour councillor Alasdair Ross wrote: “So House of Parliament paying tribute to Mandela - with great speech by @Ed-Miliband - and Cameron is tweeting about Little Ant and Dec!”

In particularly bad timing, Cameron’s latest Twitter gaffe comes just days after he hailed technology as a key driver for London’s growth at the Tech City’s third anniversary.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Yes but this assumed that dc runs his own account - which I would actually very much hope he does not. It's called interns!

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  • Yes but this assumes that ol dc runs his own account - which I would actually very much hope he does not. It's called interns!

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