Monday, 23 June 2014

Labour's online crims

So Chuka Umunna thinks UKIP supporters are alienated from modern Britain because they are computer illiterate? Given what most people who use the web are using it for, as the search engines tell us, perhaps we should be grateful that one cohort of the nation at least remains immune from such stuff. 

I was ear-wigging a train conversation in an Alan Bennett sort of way recently, between two mature women. They were discussing updates to the 'Facebook' page of the son of one of them as he was serving a six-month sentence in a young offenders institution. I had genuinely never realised that this programme played so large a part in the lives of our, er, less responsible citizens. Though I should have done so - the 'app' is the source of photographs that are used rapidly by news organisations whenever an offender is sought or a crim caught, and the repository of saccharine if semi-literate tributes to those stabbed or shot by others of their mileau

Chuka's Labour voters, clearly.

4 comments:

English Pensioner said...

As I argue in my own blog, http://english-pensioner.blogspot.co.uk/ all my friends of my age are certainly computer literate, and being retired are probably more clued up with regards to what is happening because they have time to read not only the main media sources, but also numerous blogs. It is probably because they are so well informed that they voted UKIP.

Anonymous said...

Chukup believes that being online with twitter and facebook = computer literacy but then he ain't the sharpest tool in the box - just a large blunt tool.

mikebravo said...

I thought that we were all sitting in basements, in our underpants trawling the internet and writing phibic/ist emails all day.
I do wish that our betters would make up their collective mind.

G. Tingey said...

IIRC didn't Nige Farage challene Umuna on the Beeb ... saying something like: "Either you are seriously misinformed, or you are a serial liar" (!)
Anyone got a clearer recollection?