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Nadine Dorries
The Demise of McBride
Posted Saturday, 11 April 2009 at 16:26

Really didn’t expect to be charging all over the country today, however, I have been.

I also didn’t expect to be one of the four people that Damian McBride had slandered in the email, but I am.

The email accusations regarding myself are 100% not true. They are slanderous and therefore libellous. Damian McBride is the political and press adviser to Gordon Brown. He is his right hand man and has been since the Treasury days.

He is paid for by the tax payer, Downing St dismissed the emails as a ‘joke’ this morning.

I don’t regard the tax payer’s money as a joke. I also don’t regard the fact that Damian McBride, who takes his instruction from and reports directly to the PM, attempted to destroy my reputation, career and my life as a joke either.

I want an apology from Gordon Brown. I want Damian Mc Bride’s desk cleared. I would also like to know how Gordon Brown would feel if CCHQ wrote such disgusting lies about his wife, Sarah Brown.

How desperate is the PM to hold onto power that the office of Downing St would sink this low.

Have done BBC 6pm News and PM.

Have done all the Sunday papers for tomorrow, except for Sunday Times and The News Of The World. Funny that, they are the two papers which I have been told have the emails. What do you bet my phone starts going at about 5pm?



Sally said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Go Nadine! Sue them all the way to the cleaners!!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
This shows how desperate they are!
GeoffH said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Some of us can read between the lines and what that suggests to me is that you have them on a spit. Now roast 'em.
Paul Round said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Although I disagree with your attitude to sel ect Committees (and have yet to have a reply to my latest post on that) I support you 100 % over the reptile McBride and his cronies.I hope you sue for libel, for that is what it is
steve. said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Draper weaseling away trying to save his and Gollums oily skins on the BBC right now. Mcbrides gone, and that should be the end of it seems to be the theme. Nadine follow this through, and don't even consider letting any of these despicable people off the hook.
Chris Paul said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
An email can be libelous (not slanderous) but the level of damages depends on the circulation, and as this has been miniscule - until Guido stepped in - so there's not much to go at. I'm sure your lawyers will give you the proper advice.
Cato said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Go for it Nadine. Sue the sods to hell and back!!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
You shouold be proud of yourself. You were excellent on PM
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
If private emails can be libelous then half the country will get sued.
Ebenezer Scroggit said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
I listened to you on PM this evening. You were very impressive.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Go for the jugular, Nadine!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Libellous, perhaps, but beware of losing dignity. Need politics be so adversarial? An invitation to step into the gutter does not have to be accepted. It's your choice.
Stuart Dixon said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Welcome to the world of cyberbullying. This inappropriate use of email and websites is very common. Perhaps when you have had the apology you deserve, you could join or the Andrea Adams trust and help to legislate against this sort of behavior so that the rest of us can be spared it. This sort of career assassination \personality destruction is very common.
jOhnOfEnfield said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Open a fighting fund Nadine - we will support you!
Johnny Norfolk said:
Responded: Saturday, 11 April 2009
Please do not let go of this. we can now see just what these people are up to. Please fight them all the way and ensure your demands are met.
John said:
Responded: Sunday, 12 April 2009
Good luck in your fight against the Labour spin machine. Like many before you, good people have been smeared by lies from the top of Downing Street that the media are only too willing to propogate. It's time for change at the heart of our political system but for that to happen, we need to stand up to them. I hope you do sue and drag this jumped up twit through the courts to get justice. I m willing to bet that the vast majority of folk are behind you and could kickstart the removal of what is rotten about our political system.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 12 April 2009
If it's slander it's slanderous, if it's libel it's libellous. Slander is not libellous, libel is not slanderous. Which is it? Simple, it's written rather than spoken, therefore it's libel. How disappointing that a Member of Parliament does not know the difference.
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Sunday, 12 April 2009
Comment 17 is a bit 'sniffy'. Not every Member of Parliament is a lawyer (thank goodness) and having spent 15 hours in hospital last Tuesday I think that nurses are a lot more useful than barristers. The only reason I know the difference between slander and libel is because I was married to a solicitor for 24 years. Having been 'smeared' myself recently I sympathise entirely with the angry responses to the blushing McBride's pathetic emails. I would have done exactly the same. A written apology should be forthcoming by tomorrow at the latest.
Ted Wooller said:
Responded: Sunday, 12 April 2009
Saw you on Sky this afternoon and was 100% behind you. Go for the jugular of the beast and put us all out of our misery PLEASE.
Aodhán Curtin said:
Responded: Monday, 13 April 2009
Nadine, You are completely right to be deeply angered by the email, it was unacceptable. However what I don't understand is why you want an appology from Gordon Brown, I do not suspect that the sort of politics that emerged from the emails is really that which he wants to engage in, if nothing else he is an old school politician. It seems a bit as if you are trying to implicate Brown without him having any real part to play in this affair. Let Draper and McBride take the fall, they're the one's who deserve it, it's just unfortunate to the PM that someone he trusted behaved in such an immature manner.
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