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This Conservative MP just called someone a dick on Twitter


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Over the weekend we've all adjusted to the new set of MPs. Unless you're Robert Syms, the Conservative MP for Poole, who's celebrated in his win by calling a someone a dick on Twitter. 

In response to a tweet that said "Sinn Fein are saying that the Tories are in breach of the Good Friday Agreement by forming a coalition with the DUP - and they're right, too" Syms said "It's not a coalition you dick". 

The tweet has gathered a fair bit of attention - some supportive and some critical. Some Twitter users have speculated that this may be against the social media regulations set in place for Conservative MPs and that he might get in some serious trouble for this. 

Syms acquired the seat in 1997 after the previous Conservative MP retired. He was involved in an expensive scandal in 2009 when he claimed £2,000 to transport furniture to his parents home. 

He also backed Theresa May as Prime Minister after David Cameron's resignation, but had initially organised a letter to Cameron from MPs asking him not to resign after the EU referendum. Syms publically supports Brexit on Twitter and voted against protecting the rights of EU citizens who were legally resident in the UK prior to the referendum. 

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