The Daley Dozen Mistakes

I did wonder whether Iain Dale would have the bottle to stick his own head above the parapet on the HF&E bill, and particularly on the abortion-related amendments, as he certainly can’t be unaware of the pounding that his theatre-going mate, Nadine Dorries, has taken over the last […]


As I write this, there’s less than 24 hours to go before the abortion-related amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill are debated and a touch over 24 hours to go before they’re put to the vote. Is there, i wonder, anything more that I can say […]

Way Beyond Satire

After all the lies, smears and misinformation, I am seriously beginning to wonder whether Nadine Dorries is beginning to implode. Her latest round of bullshit is, perhaps, the most blatantly stupid thing I’ve ever seen. Over at the Cornerstone blog, Dorries has shipped up to have short bitch […]

A Hell-Hound responds…

In just about the most predictable move ever, Nadine Dorries has decided that it’s time to play the victim: The Hounds of Hell are chasing me. Woo-hoo – as soon as I find time that is definitely going on here as a testimonial We received another unpleasant parcel […]

Margin of error

One of the key points of the contention in the current abortion debate is that of the extent to which improvements in clinical practice over the last ten years have, or have not, extended the boundaries of neonatal viability. Are survival rates amongst neonates born at the very […]

And the word from MSI is…

Contrary to assertions on Nadine Dorries’ campaign website Marie Stopes International (MSI) does NOT favour a reduction of the abortion time limit. We hereby reaffirm our continued and unyielding support for 24 weeks and respect for the needs and rights of women to access abortion at later gestation. […]

As seen in Private Eye…

“Nadine Dorries, the new Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire, was parachuted into the constituency at the last minute by Conservative Central Office, just as she was parachuted into Hazel Grove (to the fury of local Tories) shortly before the 2001 election. Why, we asked, is she always first […]

Bring back the coathanger!

If i remember correctly then it not really so long ago that I gave the Indy’s health editor, Jeremy Laurance, a bit of a going over… ah yes, here it is, he was defending David Southall at the time and used a few spectacularly poor arguments. Ah well, […]

Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Throughout her efforts to introduce greater restrictions on access to abortion services, Nadine Dorries has claimed to be neither part of the ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice’ lobby and that she is not motivated in her efforts by her personal religious beliefs. And, all along, bloggers like myself have had […]

Fur coat and no knickers…

Oh dear, Violet Elizabeth Nadine Dorries is in a bit of a snit at the moment… The press conference yesterday almost became a fiasco. To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t really expected anyone to turn up. So when I walked into a room full of cameras and journalists, […]