Nadine Dorries Shamelessly Whips Up English Chauvanism

This post was written by Reuben Bard-Rosenberg on April 23, 2009
Posted Under: Tories

Just seen Nadine Dorries’ reaction to the budget:

The budget was shocking. No wonder we have had diversionary headlines over the last few days.

£550 million is to be spent investing in off-shore renewable energy.

Well, the wind is in Scotland, as is the off-shore expertise. So that’s a £550 million present to Scotland from the Scottish Chancellor and the Scottish PM.
Nothing to do with shoring up the Scottish vote of course.

A quite remarkable quote. I wonder when she last attacked an english politician for seeking to selfishly benefit his or her tribe. To put this in perspective, the £550m being spent on renewables accounts for about 0.3 per cent of the government’s £175b borrowing.

But its the whole nature of this argument that feels me with dread. The idea that when a member of a national minority is elected into power, we should scrutinise their decisions with the premise that they are basically out for their own is repellent.

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Charlie

Ho Hum

First thing to get out of the way; we have known Nadine Dorries to be an awful piece of lying tory scum ever since the abortion bill. The fact that she stoops to tactics like this should be no surprise.

Point the second; It doesnt even make sense.
The offshore experience in scotland is oilmen working for big multinational companies, they go where the work is.
Besides, the budget mentioned offshore energy, not wind, energy. That will be tidal and wind, with the best places being; near Lizard, Bristol channel, Irish sea, east anglia and channel coast, west scotland. And anyone who knows the first thing about the electricity grid knows that the best option is to spread the projects out.

Next up; a comitted christian who lobbied against abortion accusing somebody else of playing special interest politics, those in glass houses…

And this entire sorry episode wouldnt be a cynical attempt to whip up anti scots feeling by a party with no presence in scotland would it?

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Written By Charlie on April 24th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
Jacob

I think it’s quite interesting that St George’s Day is now being used for this sort of politicking rather than the old fashioned skinheads proclaiming their anglo-saxon heritage.

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Written By Jacob on April 24th, 2009 @ 8:41 am

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