Ever since I've had my tablet the Twitter client hasn't worked. So after nearly two years I finally figured it out! It is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. The normal Twitter app does not work on it. The bespoke one I had on there was not working correctly. After googling the question I finally found a mention of the Samsung Apps app. It seems it was disabled. Even then it was setup to update automatically but I still had to manually provoke it.
Now, after all this time my Twitter app works again. I never did like the 3rd party twitter clients.