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Chief Whip Requests Meeting With Nadine Dorries
Nadine Dorries has been asked to attend a meeting with the Chief Whip following her appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.
The MP for Mid-Bedfordshire was suspended from the Conservative Party earlier this month after agreeing to take part in the ITV show, amid concerns she would not be able to carry out her constituency duties while in Australia.
Sir George Young, whose job it is as Chief Whip to administer party discipline, has put in a request for her to attend a meeting now that she has been evicted from the jungle.
The Prime Minister supported the decision to suspend her and said then: "When she gets back from the jungle, she can explain what she's been up to and why."
Ms Dorries, who is understood to have received a £40,000 payment for her appearance, has been a source of annoyance to the Tory leadership for some months.
She publicly upbraided David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne for being "arrogant, out of touch posh boys" who didn't know the price of bread.
The controversial MP, who has been nicknamed "Mad Nad", was the first contestant to be voted off the show after being in the jungle for 12 days.
If her suspension were to continue until nearer the next general election, due in 2015, she would be unable to defend her leafy suburban seat, where she had a healthy majority of 15,152 at the last election.
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what do you think?
I consider this to be a fuss about nothing. 1. They're all pretty incompetent anyway, it hardly matters where they are & why. 2. Her staff would have been ''working'' on her behalf during her absence. 3. I understand that she made it clear that she would not be available for ''work'' during that period, but apparently did not declare her involvement with the programme. Not work as we know it, but worse things happen in politics.
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She wasnt in long enough to raise the awareness of some subjects that she said was her main purpose for going. Is her 40k subject to tax in the UK? Surely her request for a period of absence would be in the written form, and surely it would be good practice to expect the former chief whip to give his permission in writing?
Did she take her 'period of absence' as holiday? Wasnt she supposed to be at work and take their holiday during the 3 month summer break or the 1 month winter break? If I was to take a break, there is no way I would be paid and more than likely have no job to go back to! When are these MP's going to enter the real world like the rest of us? Her comments about trying to oust David Cameron are only trying to deflect the fact that she should now be sacked for gross misconduct!
Windows, Paul, I really don't know if her absence was authorised or not, my point is they're pretty much, with few exceptions, corrupt & incompetent, but we continue to be surprised by their behaviour.
I wish the whole lot of the UK politicians would set up office in Australia. Or maybe we could transport them all to the colonies, lock stock and barrel. On second thoughts, I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemies.
Thats Not fair on our colonial cousins
She's a showofff. We need dilligent public servants, not self serving idiots like this.
I do not vote conservative and do not like Nadine Dorries very much. Nor do i share her views on many issues.However i heard her on tv this week and she gave a good account of herself.She asked for November off and was given permission to be absent rduring that month, She told them she would be out of the country. She also said that most MPs take an average of 6-8 weeks off while Parliament is in session and that she had no plans to take any more. After hearing her, i do suspect they are coming down on her because she has been very critical of messrs Cameron and Osborne. She came across as honest and sincere amd i believed her.