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Posted Sunday, 31 May 2009 at 22:44

I love Sunday night. It's the whole end of the weekend, cheese and biscuits, bottle of red and a chill out movie thing.

Tonight the movie was, The Holiday.

 Up until now I thought that movie contained all my favourite things.

Jude Law, and cute little girls like mine once were. Shakespeare, (journeys end with lovers meeting) pretty cottages, cabbage roses, great music, America, a happy ending.

Tonight was spoilt. Iris, (Kate Winslet) a journalist, ran into her office to finish her copy. Jasper, the love rat reporter walked in.  She clicked the mouse and ping, up came the name of her employer on the screen - The Daily Telegraph.

Weekend over, film spoilt. Fast forward to Monday morning and Westminster, just like that!

Grumpy Old Man said:
Responded: Sunday, 31 May 2009
Nad. Why are you posting everything twice?
John Ward said:
Responded: Sunday, 31 May 2009
There's a lot of canvassing and delivering that has been going on out there this weekend! Even so, yes, a good film and a bottle of something is an excellent way to round off the weekend — even if in my case it was Terminator 3(!) I like Jude Law; and your comment about "cute little girls" reminds me of one reason why I could never have been a parent, even if had been biologically possible and I didn't live a permanent bachelor life :-) It would have broken my hear to (in effect) lose a "little princess" when the teenage years arrived, and I don't think I could have handled that very well. I know: I'm just an old softie these days!
mark said:
Responded: Monday, 1 June 2009
I can relate to that 'jerk back to reality' does go to show though how much these things/entities/people can have an effect on the lives and emotions of those they choose to put in the public spotlight, which in this case, was the modern version of the witch trials i.e 'Look! There's an MP...they must be guilty. Dunk them until we prove they are guilty...!' so to speak...not that I am suggesting there are any witches in politics you understand...! Great escapist film btw, shame about the real life reminder...
Mike H said:
Responded: Monday, 1 June 2009
If you have such a strong allergy to the 'T' word, does that mean you can't read Dan Hannan's blog? It's a shame that he's an MEP for the wrong region and I don't get the opportunity to vote for him. The ability to support someone with his strong eurosceptic credentials would make my voting decision on Thursday so much easier. :-( And to echo the comments made on some of your earlier blog posts, don't hide away - get out there.
Darell Miller said:
Responded: Monday, 1 June 2009
Okay so you may not like this Nadine but I will say it, you need to draw a line and move on. You should do this for yourself, because you do not deserve to have this sully you, and you should do it for the people of Beds that you do an admirable job of representing. Yes you have been impugned, and yes it was thoroughly unjustified, but that is no more than is happening to a lot of MPs right now. The more you let your entirely justifiable anger at the DT show the more hold they have over you and your future. You were brave to stand up and do what you did (I would expect no less given your stance over matters in the past and I wish you were my MP in Gillingham) but now is the time for discretion to be the better part of your valour. You are bigger and better than them so please rise above them as you have so many other challenges. All the bery best.
Democrat said:
Responded: Monday, 1 June 2009
It seems obvious that even an idependent-minded MP is powerless to influence, or even disrupt, the mainstream news agenda. Your heart-led attempt was remarkable, but it not only failed to stop the herdal massed media, but got you almost trampled underfoot. It is necessary to face the fact that the mass media is not only irresponsible, but is the ruling authority now. To hear the British Prime Minister abase himself before a journalist is sickening - promising to punish elected MPs, while including the unelected BBC as a partner in his "plans" for reform, so desperate is he to cling on for another year without a general election. If I were in your position - an opposition backbench MP - I would be contemplating doing to Gordon Brown what Bernadette Devlin did to Reginald Maudling. Who does he think he is to apologise to the media on behalf of anyone but himself?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Monday, 1 June 2009
And yet you still have the Daily Telegraph on your blog roll...
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