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Nadine Dorries told Keir Starmer to be honest with the public and it totally backfired

Nadine Dorries has called on Keir Starmer to be honest but people aren't having it.Posting on Twitter, the culture secretary shared the front page of the Daily Mail going on about Starmer having a beer while campaigning last year and wrote: "The man who wants to one day be prime minister cannot behave like this. He has a responsibility to be open, honest and transparent with the public. #Beergate."Dorries was referencing controversy over whether Starmer broke lockdown rules in 2021 when he took a break from campaigning to have a takeaway and a drink. While some Tory MPs have said...
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Nadine Dorries criticised for sharing Daily Mail's latest Keir Starmer lockdown story

Culture secretary Nadine Dorries has been accused of sharing “fake news” after reposting a Daily Mail article accusing Keir Starmer of breaking Covid rules.In February, the Labour leader was cleared of accusations that he had broken lockdown rules after having a beer in an office in April 2021 while taking a break between meetings.Despite being cleared of wrongdoing, Tories and right-wing leaning media have continually criticised him.But, the Daily Mail’s latest attempt to slam Starmer has failed miserably after people pointed out that the image used to suggest he broke the law was taken before the pandemic even began.The picture,...
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Nadine Dorries warns tech giants a ‘new chapter’ of accountability is coming

The internet is reaching a “turning point” where tech giants are being held “fully accountable for the content on their platforms”, the Culture Secretary had said. Nadine Dorries said new internet regulations being introduced in the UK through the Online Safety Bill and by other countries around the world were starting a “new chapter” of accountability for the sector.
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A new disastrous Nadine Dorries interview just dropped

We’re afraid to say, Nadine Dorries is at it again. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has blundered her way through another interview, after claiming that Channel 5 was privatised a few years ago. In fact, it was always a private company and never owned by the government.It’s been a busy week for Dorries, what with promising everyone fast internet so they can “downstream” films, and copying Boris Johnson’s message of support for Angela Rayner.Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletterBut this latest attempt to sell the benefits of privatising Channel 4 might be the...
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Nadine Dorries says BBC funding model is ‘completely outdated’

Nadine Dorries says the government will be looking at ways media watchdog Ofcom can “hold the BBC to account” as well as implementing new ways of funding the broadcaster. The Culture Secretary said the company’s funding model was “completely outdated” and decisions on any changes would be made “well ahead” of the BBC Charter renewal in 2027.
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Nadine Dorries says dyslexia made her muddle words in video

The culture secretary has said dyslexia caused her to mix up her words in a video that has been shared on social media. In the TikTok video, Nadine Dorries talks about being able to "downstream" instead of download films online and refers to tennis courts as "pitches". She said it...
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Nadine Dorries claims dyslexia made her say ‘downstream’ films

The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has said dyslexia caused her to mix up her words and suggest people “downstream” movies and play on “tennis pitches”. The cabinet minister responsible for regulating the internet said her impediment, which according to the NHS mainly causes problems with reading and writing, means she can find it difficult to find the correct expression when speaking.
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Nadine Dorries blames dyslexia after mocking for ‘downstreaming’ and ‘tennis pitch’ muddles

Nadine Dorries has blamed dyslexia after being mocked for muddling her words in a video explaining her work as culture secretary.Boris Johnson’s key ally spoke of people being able to “downstream” – rather than download – films online and referred to tennis courts as “pitches”.Gary Lineker retweeted the TikTok video to his 8.4 million followers, adding: “Our minister for sport.”Another Twitter user mocked Ms Dorries by posting: “There’s a lot of history about that Centre Pitch at Wimbledon and it can be found by downstreaming on the British Internet.”The culture secretary hit back by arguing her dyslexia means she...
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Minister defends Nadine Dorries ‘copy and paste’ tweet in support of Angela Rayner

A Conservative minister has defended culture secretary Nadine Dorries after she used the exact same wording as Boris Johnson in a tweet offering Angela Rayner support.Both Johnson and Dorries said that they "deplore the misogyny directed at [Rayner] anonymously" following the publication of a Mail on Sunday article that said anonymous Tory MPs thought Rayner was crossing and uncrossing her legs to distract Johnson in the House of Commons.Chris Philp said that Dorries, his boss, and the prime minister "share the same views."Click here to sign up to our newsletters.
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Nadine Dorries called out for copying Boris Johnson's tweet defending Angela Rayner word for word

Nadine Dorries has posted a message of support for Angela Rayner, after the Labour MP hit back at “perverted smears” made against her. Only, it’s word for word the exact same message that was posted by Boris Johnson just 15 minutes beforehand. It comes following reports in the Mail on Sunday which claim that Tory MPs have accused Labour’s deputy leader of distracting the prime minister by “crossing and uncrossing her legs” during PMQs. Many commentators online have slammed the reports for overt misogyny, including the prime minister. Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletter Johnson wrote on Twitter: “As much as...
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Boris Johnson and Nadine Dorries slammed for tweeting the exact same Angela Rayner message

Nadine Dorries has posted a message of support for Angela Rayner, after the Labour MP hit back at “perverted smears” made against her. Only, it’s word for word the exact same message that was posted by Boris Johnson just 15 minutes beforehand. It comes following reports in the Mail on Sunday which claim that Tory MPs have accused Labour’s deputy leader of distracting the prime minister by “crossing and uncrossing her legs” during PMQs.Many commentators online have slammed the reports for overt misogyny, including the prime minister.Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletterJohnson wrote on Twitter: “As much as...
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