Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Daley (Half) Dozen: Saturday



1. Nadine confronts her critics.

2. Chris Whiteside on the Phantom of New Labour Debt.

3. Dan Hodges of Labour Uncut reckons Labour were crushed and humiliated by the CSR.

4. Charles Crawford fires the first shot at Craig Murray in another War of the Ex Ambassadors.

5. Ed Staite on Wikileaks and the arrogance of Hilary Clinton.

6. Burning Our Money reviews Warwick Lightfoot's new book: Sorry We Have No Money.

9 comments:

Jimmy said...

Iain, if you're going to highlight Dorries' tedious vendettas and handbag fights then you can hardly complain when you get dragged into them. I assume the inevitable reply will not receive equal prominence

Joe Public said...

Nadine still maintains "I had hoped that the media would focus on the fact that I was completely exonerated."

Yet amnesia strikes, she having forgotten she claimed £2,190 regarding an alleged dispute with her landlord. Fortunately the vigilance of the Parliamentary authorities saved us taxpayers from that not-so-little bill, and they refused to pay it.

Libertarian said...

Nadine may well be dyslexic ( who isn't these days) what ailment prevents her from hitting the spell check button?

I don't consider her output a blog as she doesn't allow comment. Therefore its just a polemic and can be safely ignored

Unsworth said...

Nadine protests too much. Her 'confrontation' of critics is distinctly one-sided, in that she does not allow debate or discussion. Her blog is no more than a parish notice board. If she had any courage whatsoever she'd engage - but that will never happen. I'm really not impressed.

jailhouselawyer said...

"1. Nadine confronts her critics."

Iain: Only you could attempt to defend the indefensible.

The Boiling Frog said...

Nadine's own letter to the Commissioner:

My blog is 70% fiction and 30% fact...I rely heavily on poetic licence and frequently replace one place name/event/fact with another.

Then on Nadine's own blog she writes:

I would also like to state that every word written on my blog is absolutely true.

So is Nadine lying to her readers or to the Commissioner, or am I just 'bullying' her?

Jimmy said...

"I don't consider her output a blog as she doesn't allow comment."

It does if you have sidewiki.

Clive said...

Oh for heaven's sake Iain, quit linking to the tedious and dissembling Nadine.

She seems incapable of remember that she is a public servant, accountable to the public.

Her misappropriation of the facts and underlying truths in her utterances is verging on the mendacious.

Jimmy said...

@boiling frog

The apparent inconsistency is explained today in her local paper:

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/News/MP-rues-claims-of-website-blog-fiction.htm

“The 70/30 was a throwaway comment and if I had known it was going to cause such a media flurry, not the fact that I was cleared, I probably wouldn’t have made it, especially as the figure should have been the other way round and that I said it after police advice following four separate occasions of inappropriate unwanted attention.”

So it isn't true. She just said it because the police told her to.

Nadine Dorries MP. Conservative.