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Nadine Dorries
A word in your shell like....
Posted Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 13:34

For the first time since I started I feel a little nervous about blogging.


A senior member of the Labour party has had a word in my ear. The conversation went like this. “Be careful love, we have got a couple of lads working full time looking at Conservative blogs, and yours is one of the favourites” Obviously, I asked him why on earth mine? The answer was a bit of a surprise, maybe it shouldn’t have been.


“We can’t have people thinking the Conservative party has normal people in it, you spoil the toff image, and your blog, it’s getting too well known, everyone is talking about it - just watch yourself.”


He then went on to tell me to watch out for comments signed with a female name!


This was disturbing enough, but then I had lunch with a journalist. He told me that he doesn’t know another journalist who doesn’t read my blog, and that there are many MPs that he has talked to who are hacked off with this fact, in a very hissy way.


However, MPs are reassured apparently by the fact that everyone thinks I am going to fall down an enormous manhole soon and that will be the end of me! Maybe I am, maybe I should stop right now!


Whilst you are reading this, so is someone else, wondering what harm he can do to me with what I have written - not nice.


What I would like to know is this; if the Labour party have employed two people to look full time at Conservative blogs, how are they paid? This is not a function of the government and should not be paid for out of tax payers' money, so who is footing the bill?



Mandrake in The Daily Telegraph said yesterday that I should sue George Osborne. I think Mandrake may be on to something; after all, George soon will be the keeper of the purse strings..….George, behave yourself, don’t you dare say such horrible things about me again, do you hear!


The Sun have today been very generous and mentioned my blog again in the Whip column.


And on Friday The Guardian compared my opinions on style and fashion to those of the Russian supermodel Natalie Vodianova.


You know, maybe I will carry on a bit longer; maybe it’s not so bad. After all, when else in my life am I going to be associated with a gorgeous supermodel?

James said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
First we had 'The Iron Lady' then 'Teflon Tony' Methinks you should be called 'Titanium Tory Dorries'. Unlike Maggie, you will be corrosion resistant, unlike Tony there's nothing plastic coated about you.However,you may be lightweight (only in terms of bodymass) but you have immense strength of character. Stay true to your beliefs Nadine
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
You may look like a supermodel, but it stops there, you have brains and guts my dear.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
be careful Nadine, that person obviously likes you but may not have told you everything he knew. you are the most popular mp bedfordshire has ever had and thats because you are nothing like an mp. be very careful we dont want to lose you. god bless
katie said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Can I start a fan club for you?
Tony and Cherie said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Can we join your fan club?
Ian said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Don't you dare stop blogging TTD. Your the only human contact we have in Westminster
Simon R said:
Responded: Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Nadine, take it as a compliment. You have made the blog fantastically accessible and a great insight into what motivates genuine politicians. Labour are frightened by people who can break through and connect with the electorate. Despite their bluster, there is nothing they can do to stop it.
Dave said:
Responded: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
I too get nervous when you start blogging.No, unfortunately, this is not Tony Blair or Jack Straw (yet), just someone who worries when the information you give out becomes too personal. Anyone reading your blog for the past few months would by now probably know more info about you than they do of some family members so please always be on your guard. You never know who's reading your blog. There is no need to associate with supermodels especially when it comes to throwing mobiles at the staff or snorting nasty substances.
Rita said:
Responded: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
That's what they don't get - a scouse tory who is down to them worried me thinks.
Mike said:
Responded: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
You keep on blogging. Your's is the best MPs blog on the blogosphere. I think that whoever that person was, was trying to scare you off.
Ken said:
Responded: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
What an absolute con artist.How anyone in their right mind believes such rubbish, all smoke and mirrors Not you Nadine, I'm on about Gordy and his budget, absolute rubbish all in the future. No you are the best thing to come out of Liverpool.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Nadine, Yes, your source could well be on the right track - a successful woman is rarely without her detractors, just look at Ann Robinson. Couldn't you ask Ellee for a bit of advice ? Mind you, you could try some elocution lessons - speaking in 'RP' would soon have you typecast as a Tory Bluestocking type... But we love you just the way you are..
Praguetory said:
Responded: Wednesday, 21 March 2007
In the Conservative Party, there are many of us who are looking at all blogs too, we don't need to be paid and we're better at arguing than those incompetents on the Left. Make friends who will support you and just give us a nod when required.
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