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Nadine Dorries
On the Sofa
Posted Tuesday, 14 April 2009 at 05:14

I'm off to do another round on the breakfast TV sofas.

It's a good job they are not sofa beds. I was up before the boiler this morning. It's stil snoozing in the airing cupboard, so, lovely cold shower for me.

if anyone is daft enough to be reading this, this morning will be a real test of Iain Dale's loyalty. I'm up against the chipmunk on BBC. :)

novice blogger said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Nadine - I am indeed daft enough to be up at this unearthly hour... All power to your elbow. You're absolutely right that one of the biggest failings of this government is to just try and deal with everything by adding new legislation, when they're not even enforcing the legislation we've already got. It is all about being seen to do something, rather than actually doing anything - except when it comes to making up smears apparently! Best of luck with your lawyers too!
DR said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
You'll be late! And get the timer on your boiler re-set for the next few days if you really think this smear issue has further to run ...
Mike Spilligan said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
DR: I'm afraid it's not a question of whether the this issue is still running but rather whether the MSM decide that they need something fresh.
simon said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Mike Spilligan? is that like Spike Milligan? Anyway, thought I would dro p in from Ellee Seymours blog. Enjoy the sofas!!
Ollie Butterwick said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Was nice to wake up to your interview today. Well handled.
Peter said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
A chap's just told the BBC you had the doe-eyed Princess Di look on the TV earlier! Keep up the good work, but if I was advising you - 12 years advising government ministers on media handling and 12 years before that in BT - I'd say think about a new tack, because whilst the bulletins continue on your hope for an apology from the PM, the call-in shows suggest "you're all at it." Time for a new line.
Rob said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Nadine please don't let this dro p. Just keep at it and we may, just may, see the back of this disgusting 'Government'. And if it gets personal, just say it's because you're a woman! Jacqui Spliff does it, after all!
Tony said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Iain Dale has this interesting piece Brown Was Warned About McBride Iain Dale 11:05 AM Andy McSmith writes in The Independent today that he tried to warn Gordon Brown and the Labour hierarchy about Damian McBride. McBride is a man of parts. When I dealt with him professionally, I was always impressed by how quickly and succinctly he replied to queries. And yet, though I do not normally consider it my business to intervene in the political process, I did attempt two years ago to convey a message to Gordon Brown, through one of his trustees, that it would be unwise to move McBride from the Treasury to the highly exposed position of official spokesman for the Prime Minister. Even then, he had too much of a reputation for enjoying drinking late into the night with journalists. People in these exposed positions can drink with journalists if they must, but should never, ever, enjoy it. Gathering and passing on political intelligence is a duty that people around the Prime Minister have to perform. It is not a game to be played for fun. McBride, who is only 34, was too obviously hooked on the game. McBride wasn't the only one to express discomfort at McBride's activities. Lord (Dale) Campbell-Savours has been running a one man campaign against McBride ever since he tried to bully Sky News over their coverage of the 2006 Pre Budget report and smeared two Labour MPs. He tabled several questions, both oral and written, in the House of Lords in early 2007 (the Hansard website isn't working for me so I can't locate them). They allege that McBride broke the civil service code by his actions. But Gordon Brown took no action against his licensed pitbull. By ye actions, shall ye be judged.
David Brendan McGinnity said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Before you write anything more, please have it checked for grammer and syntax; you show yourself up in an unflattering light with your written presentation. Before you say anything more, please take advice, because: For you to suggest that a person is guilty of a felony or unprofessional conduct, because they share the same office is, nonsense, unless you can show that what you say is true. Therefore, may I suggest that you say nothing more in public about this matter unless you can present factual statements. I realise (as you should do) that the Labour Party are "Committed Modern Modified Stalinists" with Peter Mandleson as their "Guru in Chief". So why are you so surprised at their mendacious tactics. "Old Joe Stalin" would be proud of Gordon Brown. One more thing; an apology is; "A spontanious and genuine expression of regret, with an offer to pay restitution for some act of carelessness that has caused hurt". If the apology has to be "Dragged Out"; just for the public then, it is not worth having.
geoffrey price said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
These slurs are diverting our attention from such important issues as the monstrous mistreatment of savers whose income has been slashed to almost zero. Please see my own blog ''
pat mcgroin said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
which one is the chipmunk?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Oh Nadine - get over it and start doing some proper work... you are in fear of beocming noticed, and no one would want that !!!!
Richard Havers said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Up against the chipmunk?...she proved she's little more than a parrot! It was a no-contest!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Someone told me that there's no smoke without fire. I replied yes but there can be a fire without smoke. Keep up the good work. Emma T
Sumon Sen said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Just categorically state that the allegations so totally untrue that you never had the remotest relations of any time that could be the basis for these stories. My opinion of politicians is so low that I don't see why everything can't be openly denied 100%. Politicians always make guarded statements to cover themselves if further accurate revelations come out later on. Just say "I challenge anyone to dig out whatever they can - I'm totally clean. Then the public will believe you.
David Brendan McGinnity said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Dear Nadine Before you sue anybody, remember this: "If it falls to me to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play, so be it. I am ready for the fight. The fight against falsehood and those who peddle it. My fight begins today. I wonder who wrote this? Never a Tory !!! Remember "The Trials of Oscar Wilde", It all backfired on him ! Remember, Jeffrey Archer? Things can go wrong. So unless you are like Caeser's wife, give this legal nonsense a wide berth, because people will wonder why you are not more "thick skinned" like a good old "Right Wing" (hang and flog 'em) Tory.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
When Conservative MP Alan Clark was asked by a reporter if he was having affairs with three different women. He replied: "I thought it was more than that, but I could be wrong, if you find out , let me know"! The rumours died down immediately. That attitude is known as panache. Nadine Dorries needs some panache instead of whinging her public tears of woe. These days, who bloody cares,if MP's have affairs. Nadine is a beautiful woman, and it is quite natural for men to be interested in her. If she knows that she didn't do anything wrong, that is all that matters. Nadine, be a bit more like Alan Clark, and live a bit.
Tony said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
From one of the best political blogging sites I reckon they are correct “SmearGate” continues to have traction We are now into a fourth successive news cycle and Downing Street is still finding it hard to move on to other things. The BBC is still leading on the story with Sky continuing to put it high up the bulletins. It’s not helped by the less than convincing letters that Gordon Brown sent yesterday. If these had been unequivocal then that might have stemmed the flood of bad headlines. They weren’t, appeared mealy-mouthed, and have just provided pegs for further coverage. Where’s it going to end? It’s hard to say but ticking away in the background is the fact the the details of some of the most toxic emails have not been made public.
Dave said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Sumon Sen Nadine has stated previously that the allegations in the McBride e-mails are 100% not true, and that's good enough for most of us. It is not Nadine who's on trial here, but the standards in British politics. As an employer I have to take responsibility for the actions of my employees who represent my company. As a parent I have to take responsibility for the actions of my children. Why hasn't Brown the decency to take responsibilty for the actions of McBride, whom he employed?
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
David Brendan McGinnity suggests that you have your written work checked for 'grammer and syntax'. Er..that's 'grammar'.
TrevorsDen said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Well said Nettleton. Ms Dorris made good points in her extended interview - which is probably why the BBC have shown only a brief clip since. if you have been libelled - take them to court but getting Brown to admit in Parliament that it was a lie not just unsubstantiated might be better. Only if he refuses maybe consider the court.
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