MPs often struggle to bring out their human side when they’re on social media. Often, while ministers would like to give the impression that they are personally sending out warm replies and heartfelt facebook messages, in reality they have dedicated advisors writing posts for them.
It seems that Jeremy Hunt might have been caught out by this today, when he sought to congratulate the NHS campaigner Deb Hazeldine on receiving her MBE. Presumably copying and pasting a message sent from an advisor, Hunt accidentally tweeted out that:
‘How about: Deb I am so sorry you and your mum had to suffer so much but she would be so proud of the changes brought about by your campaigning. Thank you for inspiring me and many others’
before hastily deleting the message and replacing it with:
Thank you Deb, I’m just sorry you had to suffer so much along the way. The changes brought about by your campaigning are your mum’s legacy – she would be proud.
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) May 3, 2019
Mr S is glad to see he got there eventually…