An official Conservative Twitter account tweeted a ‘disgusting’ racist attack on the Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott before swiftly deleting it.
The tweet was posted by @DigitalTories, an official Conservative Twitter account waging a ‘digital war’ against Labour following Jeremy Corbyn’s huge online success throughout the recent election campaign.
The highly offensive tweet contained a picture of Diane Abbott accompanied by a line saying “Apparently it’s #NationalWatermelonDay.
Rather than condemn the obvious racist connotations in the tweet from the official Tory Twitter account, a Conservative spokesman simply attempted to deny that the account was in any way linked to the Conservative Party, stating to The Canary that the twitter account is:
“…not affiliated with the Conservative Party”
However, The Skwawkbox has uncovered startling evidence that clearly shows @DigitalTories is indeed an official account of Harrow Conservatives, as promoted on their website: