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Mayoral candidate Susan Hall brushes off liking tweet praising Enoch Powell saying any offence ‘wasn’t intended’
27 September 2023, 10:19 | Updated: 27 September 2023, 10:34
Susan Hall has said she "didn't mean to cause offence" retweeting controversial posts with pictures of Enoch Powell.
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Susan Hall on tweets
The Tory London Mayoral candidate tied herself in knots when grilled by LBC's Nick Ferrari this morning on a series of her social media messages.
She told an LBC phone in she "can't remember" backing a post by Katie Hopkins which described Sadiq Khan as "our nipple height mayor of Londonistan".
Hall replied after being pushed on the controversial post: “Did I retweet it? I have no idea."
And she brushed off liking a tweet with a picture of Enoch Powell in February 2020 by saying: "If you're a serial tweeter, you tend to go through liking all sorts of things.
"If anybody is offended, then obviously I would apologise."
Any offence "wasn't intended", she insisted.
And she said she was "of course not" a fan of Enoch Powell.
Nick challenged her over a tweet in which she called Gemma Collins a "stupid fat blonde".
Ms Hall said: "People will throw these tweets at me and I accept it and if I offended anybody, I apologise."
She said of some of the messages: "This was a long time, it wasn't in my mind.... I used to tweet all the time.
"If you are a serial tweeter, you tend to go through liking all sorts of things. You sometimes read things, and don't see it. If anybody is offended, obviously I would apologise.
"It wasn't intended. This is the thing."
Ms Hall is going up against Sadiq Khan for the Mayoralty next year, where she hopes to stop him from getting a third term in office.