‘F*ck Trident!’ Spoof posts sent from Jeremy Corbyn’s hacked Twitter account
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Twitter account was apparently taken over by a rogue tweeter on Sunday evening when, for a few minutes, a series of profanity-filled messages were posted online.
One tweet mirrored Corbyn’s strong anti-nuclear weapons stance, though phrased in a manner rather more explicit than the Labour leader’s usual tone, suggesting that everyone “f*ck Trident.”
Whoever this was, they really went for it. No character was wasted. Fair play to them. pic.twitter.com/1c5yqT95Xj— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) January 10, 2016
Another insulted the prime minister, calling David Cameron a “pie,” much to the glee of users across the globe.
While online for only a few minutes, the tweets were quickly picked up by Corbyn’s 380,000 followers, retweeted and screenshotted for posterity.
Didn't take long to find out who hacked into Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter account to write "DAVEY CAMERON IS A PIE" pic.twitter.com/qKdmutAe0m— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) January 10, 2016
The nationality of the hacker has been widely speculated, with a number of users suggesting the phrasing of the Cameron tweet was characteristic of the Scottish vernacular, while others claimed the fourth tweet used an Australian slang term.
A Corbyn spokesman declined to comment on the tweets.