I'm a politician, get me out of here!

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  • thelzdking 7 Nov 2012 12:55:04 3,962 posts
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    So Nadine Dorries has had the whip suspended after finding out that she's to appear on this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. Galloway the cat is said to be fearful that he'll be usurped as the top political reality TV embarrassment. Lembit Opik reckons she's got every right.

    She's sticking to the old chestnut about being able to reach people who don't normally pay attention to politics. Her party, on the other hand, are sticking to that outdated notion that MPs should be working with their constituents and representing them in parliament.

    She must've realised that this is how the front bench would react, especially given the animosity between her and them. You can't blame them either, it looks pretty bad to have a serving politician swanning off to star in a creaking reality TV show (and presumably getting paid for it). Unless she somehow becomes the nation's sweetheart by chomping on insects you'd have to put your money on her getting kicked out at the next election, and unless she's a complete moron - which is quite possible - she has to have known this.

    It makes me think of Louise Mensch deciding to sack off being an MP earlier in the year; it smacks of 'I can't be arsed.' And Dorries was pretty scathing about her decision to quit. I struggle to have respect for any politician who has a another job, never mind those who feel the need to go onto some shitty TV programme for spurious reasons.
  • LetsGo 7 Nov 2012 12:58:32 5,074 posts
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    She should no longer be an MP.

    If you didn't tell your employers and just left work for six weeks to go on a reality TV show, you would get the sack.

    There is no difference here.
  • thelzdking 7 Nov 2012 13:00:54 3,962 posts
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    I wouldn't be surprised if there were efforts to give her the heave-ho.
  • disusedgenius 7 Nov 2012 13:02:25 5,142 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    She should no longer be an MP.
    Pretty much. It's not like she can debate and vote from the other side of the world.
  • Deckard1 7 Nov 2012 13:02:51 25,414 posts
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    I, quite literally, couldn't give less of a fuck.

    Called it

  • caligari 7 Nov 2012 13:03:16 16,832 posts
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    She's a Tory - at least she'll be good at the cock gobbling 'trial'.
  • neilka 7 Nov 2012 13:03:34 14,942 posts
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    Is she fit?
  • thelzdking 7 Nov 2012 13:07:21 3,962 posts
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  • GiarcYekrub 7 Nov 2012 13:08:10 3,583 posts
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    I like Louise Mensch
  • Steve_Perry 7 Nov 2012 13:09:34 2,444 posts
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    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    I like Louise Mensch
    Louise Mensch skin suit incoming.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • thelzdking 7 Nov 2012 13:10:07 3,962 posts
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    Louise Mensch is an ubercunt. A grasping, egotistical, attention-seeking, responsibility-shirking ubercunt.
  • neilka 7 Nov 2012 13:10:24 14,942 posts
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    She's no Mo Mowlam
  • glaeken 7 Nov 2012 13:10:25 10,976 posts
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    I would say the biggest issue is I don't know who they are. They seem to be failing the entry bar to the program.
  • Chopsen 7 Nov 2012 13:15:16 15,176 posts
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    Dorries is an awful, awful person. Every time I see her name mentioned in some story I am genuinely amazed at how she continues to surprise me with her idiocy.
  • senso-ji 7 Nov 2012 13:20:59 5,314 posts
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    It wouldn't surprise me if Dorries has done this deliberately as a means to leave politics and become a 'celebrity'. She doesn't like any of the front bench at all and by not not announcing she was going on to the show she has effectively set her self up to be sacked, where she will then claim she's being victimised by the 'posh boys'.
  • LeoliansBro 7 Nov 2012 13:24:07 41,865 posts
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    She's a cunt.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Jeepers 7 Nov 2012 13:47:11 13,168 posts
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    Loved reading Mensch taking Dorries to task for abandoning her constituents.

    Oh, the ironing.
  • President_Weasel 7 Nov 2012 13:53:36 8,604 posts
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    To be fair, while Mensch is shallow and horrible and abandoned her responsibility to her constituents, at least she actually quit the job.
    Dorries is temporarily abandoning her responsibilities to go Gallowaying around in Australia, while expecting to continue to earn money for being an MP.

    If I were to suddenly pop off to Papua New Guinea to earn money for eating insects, I sincerely doubt my employers would be happy about it.
  • Bremenacht 7 Nov 2012 14:10:57 15,753 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Dorries is an awful, awful person. Every time I see her name mentioned in some story I am genuinely amazed at how she continues to surprise me with her idiocy.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • TheSaint 7 Nov 2012 14:17:57 13,629 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Dorries is an awful, awful person. Every time I see her name mentioned in some story I am genuinely amazed at how she continues to surprise me with her idiocy.
    Well she does represent Bedfordshire.
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