Britain / 28-04-2012
Loughborough, Leicestershire - A newly-elected officer of Loughborough Students' Union has been criticized for posting offensive messages on a social networking site.
Rory Mitchell, vice-president elect for finance and commercial services, who takes up his full-time position later this summer, posted the messages deemed to contain "antisemitic" and "sexist" remarks via his personal Twitter account on April 19.
Student magazine Label reported that in the posts, which refer to the politics programme Question Time, he called shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper a "silly bint".
According to the magazine, another tweet in response to the debate on the current state of the British economy read: "Yvette Cooper shut up. You got us into this, Jew off."
Mr Mitchell has issued a public apology for the offence he caused following an official complaint to the university.