David Cameron's new best friend
You may have seen David Cameron on the news today, anointing himself head of the "New Moral Army", promising a "fightback" against rioters, and praising (at 0.53) "the million people on Facebook who've signed up to support the police". The group in question was created and is run by this lovely chap:
Well, that doesn't seem the sort of thing the Prime Minister should be getting behind, does it? But wait. There are more rib-ticklers where that came from.
The funniest one is probably this one:
…in which Boscott attempts to deny responsibility for the "Junglebook" post, claiming a hacked Twitter account. Fair enough, you might think. These things happen, but luckily his account appears to be under his control again, spewing out hundreds of anti-rioter tweets in recent days and gathering tens of thousands of followers.
Though oddly, rather than being about social justice or supporting the police, the profile claims to be mostly about "bad taste/offensive jokes" and "Adult Humour not 4 wimps". You might think that some would consider that description to fit the "Junglebook" line quite well, and that Boscott's denial of having posted it therefore smelt a bit fishy.
What you might think of doing then was going back through Boscott's tweets of the last few days, which are still there on the feed for anyone to see and which he doesn't appear to be denying responsibility for.
Short of material already?
It's nice to see that, a bit like Michael McIntyre, he's keen to promote other young up-and-coming comics too.
And it gets more mysterious – this sidesplitter is from the same date as the "Junglebook" tweet. Boscott is presumably in sole control of his Twitter account now. So why is this sort of thing, which we're told was someone else's handiwork, still here? What possible explanation could there be? Perhaps he just doesn't know how the "Delete this tweet" button works. Yes, that must be it.
Call me over-sensitive, but I'm not sure this guy leading a vast army of the Met's cheerleaders is going to be all that constructive over the days ahead in healing the nation's wounds. And I'm pretty certain it's not someone the Prime Minister of the country really ought to be singling out for praise.
But hey, I'm just some pinko liberal, what do I know?
EDIT: Boscott's Twitter profile has been hastily edited since this feature appeared, replacing his picture and the profile description. The before and after shots are below. Maybe he's finally started to work out how to try to cover his tracks after all. Just slightly too late there, Sean.
EDIT 2: Boscott's clearly panicking now. Within a couple of hours of this feature appearing and starting to go viral on Twitter, he's locked his tweets.