I really hope no one ever teaches politicians how to delete tweets because then I might be out of the job.
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox appeared on Sky News on Sunday to discuss a controversial tweet he made about Europe.
Of course, he denies making the tweet despite the fact that Sky News posted it on a large screen right behind him and that the tweet still lives online. See:
"The United Kingdom, is one of the few countries in the European Union that does not need to bury its 20th century history" #scc16— Dr Liam Fox MP (@LiamFoxMP) March 4, 2016
The tweet has been live since March 4 of last year and is also home to this list of 20th century embarrassments the British government is responsible for.
@LiamFoxMP Boer concentration camps. Amritsar massacre. Black and Tans. Bengal famine. Dresden firestorm. Suez. Bloody Sunday.— Citizen Of Nowhere (@ClatchardCraig) July 17, 2016
@LiamFoxMP Partitions of Ireland, India, Palestine and Cyprus. Deportation of Chagos islanders. Mau Mau uprising. Malayan "emergency".— Citizen Of Nowhere (@ClatchardCraig) July 17, 2016
@LiamFoxMP The Aden "emergency." The Arab Revolt in 1930s Palestine. The sinking of The Belgrano.— Citizen Of Nowhere (@ClatchardCraig) July 17, 2016
@LiamFoxMP The Iraq War. The British Union of Fascists. Northern Irish internment. UKIP.— Citizen Of Nowhere (@ClatchardCraig) July 17, 2016
@LiamFoxMP The Iranian coup of 1953. Extraordinary rendition. The BNP. The Russian Civil War. The Greek Civil War.— Citizen Of Nowhere (@ClatchardCraig) July 17, 2016
But I guess it's just easier to make a bold-faced lie than to just own up to your actual opinion.