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Nadine Dorries
I said I wasn't going to do this....
Posted Saturday, 12 May 2007 at 09:43

 

 But you nagged me half to death! Just a quick bit of goss.

 

If a journalist wants my opinion on something I will email him or her a quote. That way there is no ambiguity. I can’t then say they have printed something I didn’t say. They have all the correct facts in writing.

 

The Beds on Sunday asked me for a quote last week, and as usual, I emailed one through.

 

What normally happens, is the editor will email or call back and say something like, "fine, but what about", or whatever.

 

Friday, 4.30pm, I realised that I had not had a comment back regarding a quote I had sent earlier in the week. Unusual, thought I, and telephoned the editor on his mobile, who answered with more than a mild hint of concern and stress in his voice.

 

He then proceeded to tell me that two of his newspaper offices had been raided by the Police, armed with warrants.

 

Now I happen to know that the Chief Constable from Bedfordshire Police visited his office the previous day. What on earth did she see?

 

Poor man though, and I wouldn’t say that about the BoS editor lightly. He sounded like he was up against it. Wonder if we will get the paper this week?

 

'Going down with Gordon Brown'  Definitely my video of the week. Makes you realise how we jumping from the frying pan to the fire!

 

Are weekends really for blogging?

 
 
 
Sweeper said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
It is only women who nag, Nadine.To be honest, you are the only lady I can critise and not get an earbashing back. Long live Nadine's weekend blogging!I am concerned that you were reducing blogtime because you were underwhelmed by the high level of interlect and knowledge of all things worldly we commentors display.Perhaps, though, we are only mimicking those who we observe in Parliament on TV, who jokingly refer to themselves as Her Majesty's Government.
 
 
John said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Well Nadine, I must admit that's not the usual response I get when whispering the same adjectives in the wife's ear(for those who have just tuned in please refer to comment on yesterday's blog)......similar.. just one letter short...
 
 
James said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
The media inform me that Gordy will be filling his front bench with bright young talent. I shudder to imagine what we are in for in the future.The only improvement I can see is that it wouldn't resemble the Spitting Image remake we now have. I cannot see how you can substitute for life skill and experience (assuming Beckett,Hewitt and Prescott are exceptions to this rule).If I needed a heart transplant I'd rather a surgeon that had 25 years of experience perform the operation than one performing their first.
 
 
Katie said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Your a lady so by definition, you're allowed to change your mind. Glad you did just that.
 
 
Angela (Cornwall) said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Our regional newspaper has quoted Brown as saying "The way we have to govern is different in the future, the way we consult, engage and involve people will be different, and I hope I have given an indication, as a start, of some of the things that will be done completely different in the future." For a Chancellor who has introduced 100 new taxes, most by stealth, I dread to imagine what he means by 'different'. Well done Conservatives in our local elections just one seat to go for control.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Don't read this one Nadine -just post it........................................................Can I remind all that you must post THE cards using 2nd class post on Wednesday next and on Saturday if using 1st class post in order to arrive by Monday week.Please do not sign cards as from Gordy,Tony,Cherie or P.Hewitt, however, Jack or Dave may be acceptable. I am NOT obessed!
 
 
Stuart Fairney said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Nadine, please do update us through your blog as to why the newspaper was raided? Being a staunch believer in the freedom of the press, it worries me if the Police start raiding newspapers, whether they do so on the orders of Mugabe, or on the execution of their orders from those closer to home.
 
 
Mike H said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Dave, I'm intrigued. Are these cards the sort that sometimes have big colourful numbers and smutty jokes on them? Am I supposed to send one with a number on it or not? If I'm supposed to include a number, what one should I choose, or do I have to guess? I should warn you that I'm not very good at guessing numbers.... What is likely to happen to me if I choose the wrong one? Are different things likely to happen if the number is too big as opposed to being too small? If I am to participate in this project I think I need a better requirements specification from you.
 
 
Nadine said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Mike H and John, you had a really interesting exchange yesterday, far more interesting than talking about dreaded dates and numbers!I am going to make it a rule that all comments reflect the post of the day in future, now stay on topic!! I am touched though. Of all the blogs I have read, I have the nicest contributors.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
I will offer you clues Mike. Take an unlucky number and Gordy's new house number off of the age of the most beautiful woman in the world to reveal the required number or take the PM's Downing St. No. off the age of the man who has done nine in ten to reveal this lady's age. I was hoping the lady would have made a Party Broadcast by now- but it seems we will not be invited. I am not obsessed!!!
 
 
John said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Nadine, Don't waste precious time dreading something which is inevitable.Instead, reflect on what you have achieved and have yet to achieve. If that doesn't work, take a look at any newspaper and note the ages of those who die in tragic circumstances,in war, road accidents or fatal diseases, whatever, usually way short of the three score years and ten. Then feel ashamed for a minute, then get on with the rest of your life.AND don't forget my invite.
 
 
Mike H said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Ouch! Slapped wrist for me! ...and I was just going to say that I looked 'er up on Wikipedia and couldn't believe the date they quoted. It must be a mistake, I thought. Tell you what, Nadine, you would have REALLY loved my number if I'd had to guess it. OK - serious hat on now. No more Bill and Ben stories, or anything else. Strictly on-topic from here onwards.... promise ;-)
 
 
mystic megan said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Nadine, Sometimes I wish I was you. All these men fawning after you and a job most of us would die for. A soul and heart which shine through in your words and, if that is not enough, for gods sake, you don't look a day over 35. I have just looked her up on Wikipedia as well. I think we should take bets on how long it is going to take for some dashing knight in armour to whisk her onto his trusty steed and make her a happy lady again. Isn't there somone who comes on this site called a knight, or a legend or something? or am I getting mixed up with another site? Get the bubbly on ice lady - you have nothing to worry about, I can see, your best years are ahead......
 
 
James said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Don't start introducing rules Nadine, we are free spirits. It's great that you allow us freedom to to be as daft or serious as we feel.I can't imagine us simple folk having such freedom on say, Milliband's Blog. You should feel privileged with the level of wit expressed by commentors here, Channel4 have to pay a fortune to Bremner for far less worthy comedy- we get it for free here!
 
 
Sweeper said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
With reference to Nadine's comment, what is it.. as ye sow..so shall ye reap..or words to that effect, you know what I mean, I'm sure
 
 
New Admirer said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Oh dear! Nadine has put on Matron's hat (doesn't suit) and Mike's going to put on his serious hat.Next we'll be complimenting Gordy! Loosen up boys and girls. This is a HAPPY blogsite. Brilliant MP--Brilliant MoPs Don't spoil!
 
 
Nadine said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
OK, I give in. It's late, there's wine, do what you like!! You will anyway, like I could control you lot!!!
 
 
Old Codger said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Well said John. Especially those brave lads and lasses killed in Iraq.I hated Blair for that. I hated him more, if that were possible, when he said he would be proud if his son went to Iraq, knowing that the likelyhood of that would be billions to one. When you are in power Nadine, please never act in the way Blair has done over war.
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
I didn't know they've made a film about you. It's on Five Live at the moment. Got to be about you. There's only one Nadine!
 
 
Katie said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Sod the wine Nadine...is there candles... is there romance.. is there a MAN..
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Candles??????? sod the man Nadine. Is there a CAKE!!!!!
 
 
Nadine said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Sadly no Katie... maybe one day, who knows. Mystic Meg seems to know a man with a horse somewhere! Chaps I can't post your links to videos until I have checked them out first. Imagine if one of you were just having a laugh, and sent a link to my BlackBerry which I accepted, and shouldn't have. The press would have a field day, and I would be toast. There's food Katie and friends, will that do? Dave, you ARE obsessed!!
 
 
Katie said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
Sod the cake Nadine. Have the man and eat the cake later.
 
 
Katie said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
I give up!I'm off to bed...
 
 
ishouldwriteabook said:
Responded: Saturday, 12 May 2007
If you don't post the video link then you are not coming to the wedding!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
Ok this is an great blog! I have to say after seeing your Iain Dale interview you are now top of my Most Admirable Mp list. Shame I don't live in Mid Beds though! Keep up the good work Nadine.
 
 
JackieB said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
Hopefully, Nadine, Katie's last line will be yours one day...spoken when in the arms of THE man...............
 
 
Katie said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
Sorry to trouble you on a Sunday and perhaps I shouldn't have gone to bed early last night, but it's far worst than I thought.In reply to your question, no, comfort eating and friends are no substitute for the love of a good man, a soul mate and supportive partner. Don't settle for loneliness (or second best). You've got to start investing in your own happiness for the future.Don't forget they're also useful for mending exhausts and climbing fences.
 
 
Sweeper said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
Well Gordy certainly isn't hiding in Blair's shadow now.You must admit that he is the master of recycling. Recycling old ideas and old promises. He has had ten years to achieve a better NHS and more affordable housing. I don't fear the Gordon Brown I've seen , I fear the metamorphic creature that will emerge. In today's paper there is a lady company MD who stripped off to advertise her 'Nothing to Hide' skincare product. Perhaps we should insist Gordy do similar. What a thought!
 
 
Dave in Denial said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
No Sweeper, ,please, I've just eaten. Mind you, I wonder if he would consider jumping up out of a large cake next Monday ( with the GB stickers from my car strategically placed of course) as a surprise for the birthday party. After all he's promising everything to everyone. Could then utilize him for the party games...such as pin the tail on the ass (donkey)..maybe not..perhaps I am becoming obsessed
 
 
James said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
Dave, mate, I would seriously consider getting help...I'll give you the name of my analyst..but I tell you now he'll probably tell you you're a bit of a fruitcake (haha)
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
NADINE!You're letting James insult me now. Still, could have been worse,Wedding Cake could have been mentioned. I'd have shed tiers over that one. (appalling I know) Thankfully, only one week to go! Why aren't you relaxing Nadine instead of posting these?
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 13 May 2007
Bedforshire on Sunday is a tacky fish and chips rag
 
 
John said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
I begin to see what you mean about the BBC (previous blog) when I read about how much licencepayers money is being wasted on a program about 'Cherie Antoinette'. Aren't we all just sick to death of this family.Such a tackless,tasteless,despicable women is Cherie.
 
 
James said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Wednesday and Thursday will see the junior doctors' plight highlighted in the media once again, with the Department of Health and the Secretary of State for Health being taken to Court by RemedyUK. It is indeed a sad day when these young people, who train over many years and face financial hardship, have to unite together because of a Government which has treated them so appallingly.It will be interesting to see what promises Gordy will make to them, as no doubt his view will be sought.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Oh dear, I think I must be in the lady's bad books again. I can't even get the odd compliment right. Guess I'll have to be dull, boring and serious from now on.
 
 
James said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Why? What have you said now Dave?
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Hi James, Well you know that game you play, and have to compare yourself or others to an object (am-min-veg), you know, if you were a car what make/model would you be..right..I compared Nadine to a certain...cake, obviously.. and I think the lady took it the wrong way.
 
 
James said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Yes,carry on Dave..and I sincerely hope you're going to tell me it was nothing less than an Angel Cake..
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
How did you guess that right!.......................................................................................... Nothing wrong with an Angel Cake! No, I cannot lie, I know the lady to be 100% honest, so I will be. I compared Nadine ....to..a.. ...a Christmas fruit cake but I think I got the mixture wrong and overbaked it.You would have to read it to understand that I was trying to compare her to my most favourite cake , but she won't eat it ..I mean post it.Consequently I am in the doghouse.
 
 
James said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Come on, Dave hurry up I've got to go out in a few minutes
 
 
James said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Words of advice, Dave, change your diet to humble pie, lots of helpings.Sue the charm school and buy Nadine a big bunch of roses ( and by that I mean flowers- not chocolates). The way to a women's heart is not through her mouth Dave.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
OK James, I get the picture. Sorry Nadine. My only excuse is that when God made me, he was only practicing, but later when he got round to making you, He got it perfect.
 
 
James said:
Responded: Monday, 14 May 2007
Dave, stop digging the hole and quit while you're ahead and SHUTUP. Got to go out now..Hope you're blogging today Nadine.
 
 
 
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