Conservative council leader calls Lib Dem opponent “vermin”

At times it’s hard to tell whether some in the Conservative Party think being known as the nasty party is a label to be shunned or a badge to be eagerly sought.

Witness this tweet from the Conservative leader of Portsmouth City Council, Donna Jones:

Donna Jones tweet

It’s an oh so cunning pun on Gerald Vernon-Jackson’s middle name.

A pun that is the result, Donna Jones has now claimed, of a typo. Given the lack of spaces around the word which might be signs of an auto-correct failure on a whole word, that’s quite some typo.

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