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Nadine Dorries
In the name of the Intern....
Posted Thursday, 14 June 2007 at 14:46

I had to sit in front of five priests last night and explain my two blogs from last week about abortion  and Cardinal O'Briens remarks.


I sat on the edge of my chair on one side of the room. I over used my hands, over-enunciated, and, spoke way too fast.


They sat in a semi circle on the other side of the room like a firing squad, relaxed, leaning back in their chairs, sipping  red wine  -  every time one put his wine glass to his mouth – my mind played tricks - I saw him blowing down the barrel of a smoking gun as he raised his eyebrows and grinned at me. It wasn’t easy to explain myself, such guilt, and I’m not even a Roman Catholic!


At the end of the evening, the Irish one (no they aren’t all) told me that he wasn’t the biggest fan of Cardinal O’Brien, and that he had made lots of barmy remarks when he had first been made a Cardinal.


Phew, guilt dispersed without even a sniff of incense or a visit to the confession box.


We had a fascinating discussion which focused largely on how society today is becoming anti-religious as opposed to non religious, and obviously, abortion.


A previous (not as in dead but as in some time in the past) intern joined my table at lunch today. She is gorgeous, witty, charming, intelligent, and, has moved on from being an intern to secure two parallel political jobs.


She also has very strong opinions and chose to regale me this lunch time with her latest thoughts on middle class conspiracies. Did you know the marathon was one? “All this health kick nonsense” she states, as she scoops up another chunk of strawberry cheesecake and showers me with biscuit base, “if you have no money you don’t train for the marathon do you? You’re more interested in putting food on the table than running around London for Flora.”


She has a very good point. I wonder if she will consider this when she takes her dual income holiday at Sandals in the Caribbean in a few weeks?

Keep on running

Rowan said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
" In the name of the Intern...." I was quite scared when I saw that!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
And yet another man in a frock from the Vatican speaks out on abortion. This time to urge Roman Catholics not to fund Amnesty International... It seems that being pregnant through rape or incest, or your health is compromised, is not a get-out in the eyes of these men. Whatever next!
John said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
I quote.."she is gorgeous,witty.charming,intelligent.." Yesterday you told 3CR that your blogs were all your own work. I'm sorry but this part of the passage is pure plagiarism Mrs. Dorries.There is only ONE lady that can possibly ever fit that description, as well you know:-)
Nadine said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Bet you were Rowan, be careful or I may blog about how good you are at making tea!!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Oh Darling you are so kind to blog about me, absolutely gorgeous of you!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
John..if the description of this intern is to be believed, perhaps you should be finding out if this lady blogs. Two salaries..good pension package..good connections..age on her side....sounds perfect..:-)
Alison, Ampthill said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Another very funny blog. When are we going to read you in the papers? You are wasted on a web site!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Does anyone know what a gathering of priests is called?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
One anon to another.. probably a mass or congregation. Why??
Paul said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Gee.. if they put you through this much torture just for penning two blogs........WHAT THE HELL (OR HEAVEN) THEY GOING TO DO WITH TONY when he joins them?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
"over-annunciated" What does this mean ? Do you mean over enunciated ?? Or something else entirely ?? Good to see that MPs are setting an example to the younger generation in matters of literacy...
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
State funding for religious schools, a consistent Christian presence even in the non-affiliated schools, guaranteed seats in our upper assembly for religious leaders (with proposals for this to be retained or even extended in plans for reform), a state religion...the arguments in the other direction, that religion has disproportionate and undue privilege and influence, seem to have far more grounding when one looks at the facts.
Alan said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Dear Anonymous It's A Prudence of Vicars and don't quote me on the following - A Blessing of Priests
MBurgess said:
Responded: Tuesday, 19 June 2007
"I had to sit in front of five priests last night and explain my two blogs from last week" Why?
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