New culture secretary Nadine Dorries has apologised for the upset caused by right-wing trolls hijacking her social media accounts and posting hateful content for years.
A spokeswoman said ‘No responsible Culture Secretary would claim people are afraid to say what they think because of left-wing cancellation on Twitter or that left-wing snowflakes are killing comedy. That would be completely idiotic. Ms Dorries would never suggest that taking down statues of slave owners is the same as wiping away history. That would also be completely idiotic. She finds political attacks thoroughly unpleasant and she thinks you should be kind on social media. She would never criticise a reporter for criticising Boris Johnson. Ostrich anus and privatising Channel 4 though? Sign her up.’