Gordon Brown is heading to Scotland today and it is hard to see how he can avoid the story of the Labour candidate for Moray and his Tweets
. Forget Stuart MacLennan’s foul language, it’s the mindset that his messages reveal that is truly shocking. Take this one from July 8th:“God this fairtrade, organic banana is shit. Can I have a slave-grown, chemically enhanced, genetically modified one please?”
If Labour leave this candidate in place, then they’ll be saying that they think talking about wanting a ‘slave-grown’ banana is acceptable.
This scandal is embarrassing for Labour. A whole slew of senior Labour figures were following MacLennan on Twitter including Sarah Brown, Ed Balls, John Prescott, the Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy and Labour’s Twitter Tsar Kerry McCarthy, although I haven’t been able to establish whether any of them were following MacLennan when the Tweets in question were made.