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Nadine Dorries
Posted Tuesday, 14 April 2009 at 16:57

See, it's easy.

ITN sold a still of my letter to the Evening Standard, so now I’ve let it go.

I didn't want to stoop to Labours level. The Prime Minister wrote 'private' at the top of the letter. Once I knew ITN had sold it I thought letting everyone have a copy was the fairest thing to do. Although, if I had intended to put it in the public domain, I would have done it via a blog!

Frank Field has broken cover. He is the first, others will follow.

The press will move on to Tom Watson tomorrow and turn up the heat in the PMs Office. Until someone tells the truth, it will be like watching a pack of cards fall.

People keep asking me if it's time for this to end. It will end, when someone tells the truth.

We will all know it when we hear it. We will instinctively believe it. The truth will always win out.




novice blogger said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
So where can we see a copy of the letter our (unesteemed) PM sent you?
Tony said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Typical spin from Number 10. The run Breaking News across the screen saying that McBride will not receive any severance pay, yet Frank Field was on earlier saying he’d been moved to another position in Downing Street. Go figure. Is he not to receive severance pay because he hasn’t been severed! When will Gordon Brown face the people and give them a straight answer. Has McBride been sacked, or moved, or did he resign of his own volition, or was he told to resign? Has McBride still got a job in government or has he really been terminated?
Rightwinggit said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
"Once I knew ITN had sold it I thought letting everyone have a copy was the fairest thing to do." So, where is it?
Tracy said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Nadine, you're so brave. Putting a private letter into the public gaze. Not that I can find it yet. I hope this doesn't mean you've changed your mind about suing Gordon Brown. You can't let him just get away with allowing your character to be besmirched in The News of the World. Looking forward to your next move!
colin said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
I don't think we will have the clear cut end you hope for Nadine. I'm surprised it's gone on this long and GB will just tough it out a la Jackie Smith. It will be ,however, another nail in this wretched government's coffin.
B Griffiths said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
It’s difficult now to avoid the growing sense that the Labour Party is on the cusp of one of its periodic three-term peregrinations to the political wilderness. If an all-consuming economic cataclysm, which, if Brown didn’t exactly create, he certainly didn’t anticipate, and a still lingering anger over Iraq wasn’t enough, then the latest glimpse into the dark heart of New-Labour’s smear machine, will almost certainly consign them to as long a spell in dismal Opposition as the Tories have just endured.
William said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
What you have written is an EXTREMELY dignified statement. As well as being TRUE
Gerry Smith said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Nadine - Who said this? "I can imagine him twitching at the net curtains when he was in No 11, eyes bulging and spittle dribbling, as he cast covert glances towards No 10, rubbing his hands together and whispering, 'My precious'." Of course, it was YOU, in this very blog - talking about Gordon Brown. Personal abuse is not so much fun when you are on the receiving end, eh, Nadine? The content of McBride's email was grossly inappropriate - and he was correctly forced out by Brown in less than 24 hours. Brown - who knew nothing of the email - has written to everyone concerned. That should be the end of the matter. Why do I get the impression that you are totally loving your moment of fame? I can well imagine you adding McBride's name to your Christmas card list for giving you what you crave the most - attention! P.S. It's actually Nadine's Blog - I thought you Tories were rather keen on education. :-)
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
If you want to see the still of the letter go to the Evening Standard website. But I'm not sure whether or not they have blurred the image as the standard of writing seems juvenile.
MJC said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
You need not be worried about revealing the content of a letter headed "Private." That simply means that is sent to you as Nadine Dorries (a private individual) rather than as the MP for Mid Beds. If the PM did not want you to make it public he would have used the "Confidential" heading. To complete the pedantry "Personal" means that only you, not a secretary or any other person, should open the letter.
George said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Did you know that Damian McBride was earlier mentioned in the Lords Hansard... Special Advisers Lord Campbell-Savours asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will implement undertakings given in their response to recommendation 20 of the ninth report of the Committee on Standards in 17 Jan 2007 : Column WA167 Public Life by investigating the statements regarding Members of Parliament made by HM Treasury special adviser Damian McBride. [HL1257] Lord Davies of Oldham: Both the Ministerial Code and the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers have been amended to incorporate commitments given by the Government in their response to the ninth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life. All Treasury members of staff are expected to follow the relevant codes of conduct for their employment, but it would not be appropriate to discuss individual cases." Now would be a good time.
Graeme said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
How low can the vermin at no.10 sink to? They are obviously losing the publics trust after having their hands well and truly caught in the expenses cookie jar. Their opinion poll points are dro pping quicker than the underwear of the leading star in one of Jacqui Smiths husbands favourite movies and so they resort to gutter politics. There's nothing left for them. You will never get the truth or an apology from Brown or his cronies and that is why we will never, ever get a government we deserve to lead the decent honest people of this country while we're being pillaged by the greed and morally corrupt of the Labour party.
Tom Paine's Ghost said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
"People keep asking me if it's time for this to end. It will end, when someone tells the truth." Indeed. Maybe you'd like to campaign with equal vigour for an apology to the relatives of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough twenty years ago.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
I see Gordon has issues a new apology letter;
john zims said:
Responded: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Is there any chance of getting Martin Bell or someone similar out of retirement to run against Tom Watson at the GE,surely the Tories could do a deal with the Lib Dems not to put up candidates? Same applies to Ian Austin or is that a winnable seat?
Geoffrey said:
Responded: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Gordon Brown is a about to be the author, producer, director. choreographer, lyricist and star of a tragedy that will move millions in all the centuries to come. A man so certain of his intellectual and moral superiority over his leader, Blair, that he had not the slightest compunction in using low life assassins. A man so certain of his doctrines that he disguised them and denied all opposition. A man left as an unelected footnote in the history of human progress. And never once understanding just why the parade passes him by. For a second in the spotlight - and then - click - darkness
Charles said:
Responded: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Being of much the same age as yourself, Nadine, I have been reminded of two British newspaper cartoons at the time of the Watergate scandal. In the first, Nixon hitches up his skirts, revealing creepy-crawlies with recording equipment, and exclaims: "Well I never! Fancy that!". In the second, a beaming Richard and Pat Nixon, arms outstretched to the public, stand in front of a huge gleaming cinema which is billing "Peace with Honour" and "Dick meets Mao" – "A great Dick Nixon double feature!" The citizenry ignore it, and queue for miles in front of a small cinema showing "The Watergate Affair". It is now more than 30 years since I studied criminal law and the law of tort at university, so I hestitate to offer advice. It also seems to me that this situation contains some unique features that could make Dorries v McBride into a new, and fascinating, leading case. If you did bring a case, I expect the public, like those queueing for "The Watergate Affair", would find it more interesting than the yawn-inducing "Look, I'm a world statesman!" routines which Brown routinely bores us with. That preference of the public in its news consumption would make Labour's public relations job in the one-year run-up to the General Election more difficult. And if, say, you publicly won big damages just before the election, and paid the damages towards the Conservative drive in marginal seats, it would treat the Labour incumbents in those seats to the spectacle of their own party funding their opponents. These are dangerous waters, of course, but you probably took that into account before you became an MP, and you will be consulting competent lawyers. Hope the legal consultations are going well, and good luck!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Please pursue this , do;nt give up . I hope the Tory Party does not underestimate the depths to which Brown will sink to to stay in office . Be prepared for the next election to be postponed " on grounds of national security " and for the Govt to start rumours of impending bomb attacks to frighten voters into voting Labour . Or perhaps Brown's child will develop an illness and play on the sympathy card . GB may not have known of the e-mail , but did he know of the subject in another form ( word of mouth ) ? New labour are masters at double-talk .
Rightwinggit said:
Responded: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Nadine, the person who posted on this thread isn't me. Please check their email address, I suspect a draperbot.
Steve said:
Responded: Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Hi Nadine, Well done. I cannot believe that Gordon Brown didn't know about this. He is a control freak. The sooner this rotten government is out the better. Oh Gerry Smith, Nadine was naughty to be nasty to Mr Brown but not deceitful, lying and crooked like your heroes GB and McBride.
Carl said:
Responded: Thursday, 16 April 2009
I'd never heard of you before and probably never will again.
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