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Nadine Dorries
Posted Monday, 9 April 2007 at 22:08

You can’t blame the marketing person who described Easter as a time of birth can you, not really.


Walking through the fields early this morning new life is everywhere. From the May flower, or Hawthorne blossom which is at its peak in Bedfordshire this morning, to the baby lambs, who’s springing frightens my Labrador half to death!


If you’re not a Christian, it’s hard to relate to death when the countryside is waking up all around you, despite how ever hard you are trying to get people to buy your Easter Eggs.


Death can also mean change, a new direction, or a new beginning.


 In 2001 I remember hearing the word ‘new green shoots’ every time a Conservative politician gave a speech to a group of activists.


Commentators in the press used it when they wrote about a new Conservative initiative. “You can begin to see the new green shoots” they wrote, and we yawned, because not one of us believed it.


Eleven points ahead in the polls today and you never hear it now. It’s a redundant bit of phraseology.


There is no need to talk about new green shoots anymore; the Conservative party is a lush vibrant meadow, full of new ideas, hope and expectation. It’s woken up from a very long barren winter, a bit like the fields in Bedfordshire today, basking in the sunshine.


I have had a video made of a day in my life as an MP. It wasn’t my idea. A cameraman putting a project together for an interview asked if he could use me, and I said yes. What he has produced is better than good and he should very definitely get the job.


I am posting it on my web site this week, however, what’s the betting I will get lots of complaints. The complaints will come in one form or another, but will really be about the fact that many people don’t like my basic philosophy - which is that Parliament belongs to the people and the people should have better access to and a greater knowledge of how Parliament operates.


I will blog every complaint here. I hope you all had a great Easter, appologies for the break.

Anonymous said:
Responded: Monday, 9 April 2007
Nadine, is this you? It doesn't sound like you. Your writing is usually splattered with exclamation marks, because you write like you speak. Is this Peters work? You aren't becoming like the Labour MPs who let others write their blogs are you?
Nadine said:
Responded: Monday, 9 April 2007
No!! I can assure you !!!! It is definitley me!!!!
MJL said:
Responded: Monday, 9 April 2007
Don't appologise for the break. I agree though, it doesn't sound like you. Doesn't have your usual fizz.
Nadine said:
Responded: Monday, 9 April 2007
IT IS ME!!!! I will fizz and pop all over the page next time ok!!
J-Green said:
Responded: Tuesday, 10 April 2007
It's understandable that your writing style has changed. Easter has that effect on people....
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