Nadine Dorries & BACP: Mixed Messages

I have an admission to make this morning. Yesterday, I underestimated the ingenuity of the Guardian’s editorial team and suggested that it was unlikely that any of the content of Nadine Dorries’ response to Suzanne Moore, which I fisked here, would find its way on to Comment is […]

Nadine Dorries is a Fantasist

According to her own pseudoblog, Nadine Dorries is eagerly awaiting the publication of a self-authored article at Comment is Free. I am awaiting something I have written to appear on Comment is Free and will link when it is up. What will eventually appear, once its been thoroughly […]

If bullsht were music…

Nadin Dorries’ latest ravings have already prompted one or two WTF? comments in the Twittersphere: If the image is a little on the small side for some readers, the text of Dorries’ missive, which was posted at 16:29 on 11 July 2011, runs as follows: Damian McBride and […]

Press Regulation and the impending death of the PCC

If you’re looking for a good argument for greater regulation of the British press then perhaps the best one around at the moment is the unedifying sight of Britain’s national newspapers collectively shitting themselves at the mere thought that someone, somewhere, might actually come up with a regulatory […]

Should Have Tried Chiropractic…

I’ve been meaning to blog this story since it appeared in a local paper over the weekend… Birmingham councillor was offered sexual services in massage parlour A SENIOR Birmingham councillor has told how he visited a massage parlour to alleviate back pain – but was offered “sexual services” […]

Welsh Lib Dems still a shambles

A few weeks ago I noted that a couple of newly elected Liberal Democrat members of the Welsh Assembly had made rather a shambles of following the rules for this year’s Welsh Assembly elections and had been disqualified from taking up elected office as a result. At the […]

BACP: Not Backing Dorries’s Abortion Amendments

This morning, Nadine Dorries posted a press release on her pseudoblog which claims that the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has backed the abortion counselling amendment that she and Frank Field have put forward for inclusion in the government’s contentious Health and Social Care Bill: The […]

Dorries and BPAS – a Pre-emptive Fact Check

Tonight I’m going to try something that’s a little off the wall even by my standards – I’m going to pre-emptively fact check a ‘report’ before its even been released into the public domain and without having any advanced sight of its contents. How, I guess your wondering, […]

Is Dorries Pushing Abstinence-Only Sex-Ed?

There is some considerable – and I might also say deliberately contrived – confusion as to the question of whether Nadine Dorries’ abstinence bill amounts to the promotion of abstinence-only sex education. Dorries and her supporters claim that she isn’t pushing abstinence-only sex education and, of course, use […]

Teenage Pregnancy: Fact or Fiction?

One of the most persistently popular articles I’ve published over the last year or so was a compendium of statistical information relating to rape, which I put together last November in an effort to put some reasonably reliable figures under this very important and, at times, highly contentious […]