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Nadine Dorries
Newsnight
Posted Thursday, 25 October 2007 at 09:35

Yesterday was supposed to have been a short day, even though it had started very early - I was glad to have reached Blackfriars at 7.30 last night. As I went through the barrier Newsnight rang - I went straight back through the other side! My first Newsnight. I had always thought that when the night came, if it ever did, that I would be rigid with terror. I was right.

I was on with Dr Evan Harris, the Lib Dem MP who believes there is no evidence to stop aborting babies once they reach 20 weeks. He's also the MP who campaigns for euthanasia. He has a nickname in the House amongst the other MPs it's Dr ......? Dr...? Do you know, I can't remember he second bit, Dr...? Oh it will come to me. Anyway, he took longer in make-up than I did, which is saying something. I was begining to worry they may replace us with another item.

We went into the studio, where we were introduced to Gavin Estler and had to be miked up. It was the top item on the show. I was wearing a dress. A difficult process getting a microphone on with a snug dress. As I started the process of shimmying the mic upwards, the sound man and I were laughing. I said "it will be ok as long as Gavin doesn't glance sidewards." Gavin carried on looking straight ahead at his monitor like a gentleman and grinned. I sat down, the music started, Gavin turned to me and said "I didn't look sideways, but of course the camera was on the whole time." and we were off... I had never been less nervous in my life.

When it was over I received about a dozen text messages which bizzarely, all said exactly the same thing - 'those bulging eyes!!'

I thought my eyes looked quite nice.. Maybe I should have spent longer in make-up!

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A grateful constituent said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
You were positively flowing by Newsnight yesterday, no sign of nervousness at all.Primrola seemed the exact opposite at the committee meeting, But then, with you as the opponent, I would be too.
 
 
MrChippy said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
Slightly off subject:Yet more U-turns by Gordon (bin tax).Not only has he lost his vision but surely by now with so many U-turns his sense of direction too.Keep hammering them Nadine.
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
I thought you more than held your own in the face of those terrifying googly, bulging eyes!
 
 
Mike H said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
It's a shame that a discussion about such an important issue was given so little time. I must confess to laughing out loud when I heard a mobile ringing in the middle of the debate? Not yours, surely Nadine?
 
 
John said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
There are those in public life, politicians in particular,who lack composure and oratory articulation.Two of the necessary skills vital for such a vocation.Tony Blair was blessed with such. Gordon Brown and Dawn Primarola sadly are not.It is extremely hard work to listen to them let alone watch them.I would imagine Dawn being extremely exhausted after her performance at that meeting given all the body movements.She is what I interpret to be a very nervous speaker.Not very satisfactory given her position.Although you say you have never been less nervous it certainly works in your favour as you came over extremely well. So be nervous, be very, very nervous!!!!
 
 
Agustin from Spain said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
I congratulated you on your brave stance on abortion. The future will remember that people like you did not surrender to the savage mainstream. Congratulations, again!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
have you had botox?
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
John, there is an article in The Mail about how unemployable MP's are when they lose their seats.The article states that employers have little use for former MPs and they struggle in the real world. Oh dear, I fear in a couple of years time the unemployment figures will rocket,fuelled by Labour MPs. Hooray!
 
 
CharlieFarley said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
Botox Anon Nadine doesn't need to spend money on 'beauty treatment'. She got it for free...at birth!!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
What moisturiser were you using? It looked good.
 
 
Little Black Sambo said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
You came over very well opposite the deeply unpleasant, sinister, insulting and patronizing Death.
 
 
MrChippy said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
Ref: Gordon's school cash grab. Isn't this another one that Gordon is preparing to do a U-turn on? or shouldn't I believe anything I read in the papers, apart from the date and letters from you?
 
 
Alison said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
You came across so well on Newsnight, looked like you were really enjoying yourself. The other guy looked like he was c******g himself.
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
I thgought Gavin Estler was very fair and that shocked me, I thought with it being the BBC they might try and drown you out. He was, totaly balanced.
 
 
Rosie Olivia Louise said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
It is good to see freedom of expression is live and well on Nadine Dorries blog. She is on such an ego trip that only comments about her beauty and ability are allowed on the blog. This is the biggest load of self promotional rubbish I have ever seen in my life.
 
 
CharlieFarley said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
You wait till she's Prime Minister Rosie! You aint seen nothing yet! ( that is one very stressed lady)
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
You were fantastic - the other guy seemed to bury himself whenever he made a comment!
 
 
Who lives in a House of Commns like this ? said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
Did anyone else think that 'Red' Dawn at the Select Committee had the drawly whiny voice reminiscent of Loyd Grossman ??
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
Rosie Olivia Louise - you make a very good point, but have you considered the possibility that many of the posts are ironic in nature ?
 
 
akiv said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
I don't know how you restrained yourself in not giving that pompous arrogant Harris a bop on the nose when he tried to evade the point about how many of the advisors have a vested interest in the abortion industry. Keep up the good work in fighting this issue. To Rosie Olivia Louise - get over yourself you silly person and put the green eyed monster to bed.
 
 
Sammy said:
Responded: Thursday, 25 October 2007
Well if I were you nadine (or peter, whoever posts the commentss) I would have deleted that rather nasty little comment from Rosie Olivia louise.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Friday, 26 October 2007
Rosie, I don't mind how many ego trips Nadine goes on- as long as she doesn't claim for them on expenses :-)
 
 
Carl Cross said:
Responded: Friday, 26 October 2007
I'm ashamed to say Dr Harris attended my school in Liverpool (a few years ahead of me). I remember him then too. He hasn't changed...
 
 
Mountjoy said:
Responded: Friday, 26 October 2007
Yesterday, Brown made a speech about his commitment to liberty, which is a joke considering his Government’s policies on the liberty of the unborn child. The liberty to be born. The right to life. All thrown aside for the right to a medieval practice that has no place in a civilised country.
 
 
wrinkled weasel said:
Responded: Friday, 26 October 2007
You did a very good stint on Newsnight and seemed remarkably calm. Cannot say the same about that bloke with the bulging eyes.
 
 
Blog Post Black Hole.. said:
Responded: Friday, 26 October 2007
akiv - I notice you have failed to address Rosa's point that only posts supportive of Ms Dorries get posted, anything negative is censored ? So much for freedom of speech !
 
 
Rosie Olivia Louise said:
Responded: Friday, 26 October 2007
Oh but this is an ego trip maintained by public money. Unless Nadine is employing people to run her website, outside of her parliamentary allowance.
 
 
maibee said:
Responded: Saturday, 27 October 2007
Goodness - are you an MP?! Surely this is more Grazia than Guardian. Can I just say that your blogg is unprofessional and offensive. If I can't say that, can I say that you clearly need to get a grip on the fact that us plebs out here, when we stumble across such stuff are appalled with such lack of style, substance and stance. Hello - democracy, debate, facts, discussion - or is that insult, ridicule, and a hefty amount of eyeliner? Finally, just for all the Nadine fans out there - remember that this debate is not about science, it is about the fact that whether you can tolerate it or not in your little world, when women do not have access to safe and legal abortion do you know what they do? They don't go and have a baby and hand it over for adoption. They terminate the pregnancy themselves . This is not pretty and will, if this is your concern, cost the NHS a lot more than they do right now. If I don't see this appear, will see you some place else to pursue this debate.
 
 
akiv said:
Responded: Monday, 29 October 2007
Blog Post Black Hole - You are quite right, very remiss of me, I did think it though!
 
 
akiv said:
Responded: Monday, 29 October 2007
I think I should make clear that my earlier post meant I thought that as Rosie whateverhernameis comment was posted it blew a hole in her argument that only complimentary posts are posted.
 
 
Juan Campos said:
Responded: Tuesday, 30 October 2007
All I can say from my native Spain is that it is nice to know that in England at least some politicians still worry about the killing of the unborn.No debate anymore here.Freer abortion than in England. Funnily enough it was my experience in England that began to force me to look carefully into the rights of the unborn. Remember Dr.Arthur and the baby he starved to death?(1980-81) Down´s syndrome was the excuse. A newborn. All manner of philosophical eminences (A.J.Ayer) and medical ones supported him...Shameful. But,sorry to say, Nadine, heartbeat is no criteria either for personhood and, what´s more it appears much before the twelth week.
 
 
 
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