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South west MEP apologises for 'wholly offensive' tweet
THE LIB Dem MEP representing south west England has been reprimanded by his own party for responding to David Cameron's decision to postpone a speech by tweeting that it amounted to a victory for terrorist group Al Qaeda.
David Cameron had been expected to set out his vision for the UK's future role in the EU today, Friday, but postponed due to the hostage crisis in Algeria.
Sir Graham Watson, who represents the south west and Gibraltar in the European Parliament, responded by tweeting "Al Qaeda 1, @David_Cameron 0."
He later removed the tweet and apologised.
A Lib Dem party spokesman said the tweet was "wholly inappropriate and offensive".