Gullible SNP MP Philippa Whitford has been totally fooled by an old, fake, Yvette Cooper tweet.
A Twitter account in the name of D MacGille-Mhuire ( @Gillemhuire ) tweeted "Lebensraum with the AngloBritNatz" together with a screen grab of a supposed tweet from Yvette Cooper saying: "We as a party need to convince Scotland, that it is still a valuable part of England. This is the only way we will defeat the SNP".
Yvette Cooper never sent this tweet - it is a fake. Philippa Whitford didn't see this and tweeted: "Wow! Freudian slip shows EXACTLY what Labour thinks of Scotland! #NOTpartofEngland".
What makes the tweet even worse is that the text “Lebensraum with the AngloBritNatz” is believed to be a reference to Hitler’s twisted desire to create “living space” for the German people by invading their neighbours.
SNP MP Philippa Whitford was very quickly informed by other Twitter users that she had responded to a fake tweet. It still took her some time to remove the tweet and apologise.
Philippa Whitford finally apologised with: "I apologise unreservedly to @YvetteCooperMP for tweeting a twitter account that I failed to spot was a spoof".
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