A Tory Twitter commentator has been taken to hospital with a severely dislocated shoulder after trying to spin the local election results as not particularly bad for the Tories.
“I think I just got a bit over confident, to be honest,” explained Simon Williams, who appears to earn a reasonable living from tweeting about how good the Conservatives are.
“I’d been making a few claims that red wall results weren’t that good for Labour, which was a stretch, but not too bad. As someone who does a lot of spinning, I can handle that sort of stretch without too much of a problem.”
However, when Mr Williams tried a more ambitious spin, it proved a little too much for his rotator cuff.
“It was when I tried to pull off a particularly difficult spin about how Wandsworth council going Labour wasn’t really that bad because it had been skewing Labour for a few years anyway. I think that was just too ambitious and I felt something ‘go’ at the top of my arm.
“I guess it should be a lesson that there are some spins that are just too awkward and ambitious to pull off without doing yourself a serious mischief.”
Mr Williams refused to make any comments about the Westminster loss to Labour for fear he makes his situation worse.