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Fury as Nadine Dorries rejects fellow Tory’s groping claim against PM’s father

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Nadine Dorries was embroiled in a row with fellow Tory MP Caroline Nokes this weekend after the culture secretary dismissed her allegations of inappropriate touching against the prime minister’s father. Dorries said s...

See-nothing, say-nothing Nadine Dorries tests her powers of self-censorship

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It seems as if there may be two Nadine Dorries. The first is the one most people know. The MP who bunked off parliament to earn roughly £80k as a contestant on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and who could pick ...

Nadine Dorries denies tweet to Laura Kuenssberg was inappropriate

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The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has insisted she does not use her financial power over the BBC to put pressure on the broadcaster’s news coverage, after writing a tweet aimed at the corporation’s political edit...

‘She often speaks without thinking’: Nadine Dorries, our new minister for culture wars

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There have been 13 culture secretaries in the past 14 years. Most came and went without troubling the attention of even close followers of politics. Who, after all, remembers Matt Hancock’s brief stint three years ago...

Nadine Dorries commits to online safety reforms in memory of David Amess

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The culture secretary has condemned online hate, which she said has “poisoned public life”, as she pledged to bring in sweeping legislation in memory of the late MP David Amess. Nadine Dorries said her former Conserva...

Nadine Dorries wants the next Emma Raducanu to come from poorer areas

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Nadine Dorries has urged sports to do far more to boost opportunity and activity levels in Britain’s poorest communities, the new culture secretary saying she wants the next Emma Raducanu to be just as likely to come ...

Nadine Dorries’ attack on the BBC reeks of hypocrisy – but it does need reform

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Like many populist demagogues, Nadine Dorries makes some good points but comes to the wrong conclusion (BBC staffed by people ‘whose mum and dad worked there’, says Nadine Dorries, 4 October). The BBC, as our national...

Nadine Dorries should write what she likes. And I’ll read what I like

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In the latest tedious round of the culture war, I did not expect to be taking a position on the books of the new culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, whose defenders point to her being a prolific novelist as evidence of...

Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Why are Nadine Dorries’ novels so full of Irish cliches?

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It’s hard not to wonder, when reading Nadine Dorries’ novels, whether the newly anointed culture secretary keeps a checklist of cliches about the Irish beside her as she writes. One character even says: “No one in the...

Nadine Shah: ‘My creativity comes from my time in hospital’

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I lost my mum last year. She was brilliant, which is what’s so hard about it. Her name was Heather, and it would have been easier if she’d been a bit shit. My brother named her “the patron saint of misfits”. She was u...