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Nadine Dorries defended Harriet Harman against any suggestion she had condoned paedophilia. "There was a period in time in the 70s where organisations like PIE that represented paedophiles thought that they were next, thought that h... Continue to article
Zac Goldsmith insisted David Cameron could have rescued the Coalition's plan to introduce a system to recall MPs, and accused Nick Clegg of flattering to deceive on the issue. “Oh yeah, he could have done, which is why I’m ashamed of my ... Continue to article
Nadine Dorries agreed funds for the upkeep of the Crown Estate could be raised by allowing more public access to royal properties, but attacked what she perceived to be anti-monarchist prejudice from republican campaigners. “I have no is... Continue to article
George Osborne has shrugged off criticism from Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries, who he says “hasn’t agreed with anything” the party leadership has done for the last seven years.
The Chancellor told the Andrew Marr Show this morning: “She has objected to the modernising of the Conservative Party and that is her business but we’ve got to stay focussed on what really matters.”
His comments come after Ms Dorries said David Cameron will face a challenge to his leadership of the Conservative Party "by Christmas". Writing for the Mail on Sunday, she said that "party bosses only need 46 signatures to ditch the leader" adding that "they'll get them by Christmas".
The third reading of the Government's Health and Social Care Bill has been passed in the House of Commons by a majority of 65. MPs voted 316 to 251 in favour, and the Bill will now move to the House of Lords.
Four Liberal Democrats voted against the Bill, with 10 abstaining, according to Sky.
Ten Liberal Democrats, including Tim Farron, supported a Labour motion to amend the Bill to include a clause making the Secretary of State responsible for the provision of a national health service. The amendment was defeated however.
Nadine Dorries has denied being a marriage wrecker after it emerged she had begun a new relationship with a married man.
Nadine Dorries' controversial bill calling for all teenage girls to be given lessons in sexual abstinence was pulled from the House of Commons order paper at the last minute yesterday. The bill would have required schools to offer extra sex education lessons to girls between 13 and 16, which would have included advice on "the benefits of abstinence". Ms Dorries refused to comment on whether she had withdrawn the bill, but Parliamentary procedure means a bill can only be withdrawn by the MP who proposed it.
The Department of Health is considering measures which could strip abortion-providers of the opportunity to counsel women. The plans would see women referred to an independent organisation for counselling, and are backed by Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and Labour’s Frank Field. Charities including the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and Marie Stopes, which presently offer the compulsory counselling, said there is no evidence that the current system is failing and warned that changes would see women wait longer for treatment.
Tory MP Nadine Dorries reportedly cheated on Channel 4’s Tower Block of Commons by hiding £50 whilst trying to live on benefits.
25/02/2014 on Boulton & Co, Sky News
14/02/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
28/01/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
09/01/2014 on BBC Question Time
05/12/2013 on BBC News
24/11/2013 on Murnaghan, Sky News
11/11/2013 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
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