David Cameron: "too many twits make a twat"

David Cameron, the leader of the UK's opposition Conservative Party, has laid into social microblogging service Twitter in a radio interview, labelling it useless.

While chatting to Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell, Cameron was asked why he wasn't on Twitter himself. He replied: "It's too instantaneous... Too many twits make a twat". When asked about the mood of the nation, he added "The public are pissed off.. Oh, I can't say that, can I?".

While there are 349 Labour MPs and 192 Conservative ones, there are over 40 Labour tweeters, with only 9 Conservative ones. However, given the Conservative Party's fascination with new media in recent years - with Cameron's "Webcameron" technology and the Conservative Wall - the comments are surprising.

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