Nadine Dorries, who engorged thousands of pounds from the taxpayer, is continuing to smear blogger Tim Ireland, this time by comparing him to the mentally ill woman who stabbed the MP Stephen Timms recently. Mr. Ireland’s sin was to be involved in a running feud with Ms. Dorries. As Richard Bartholomew points out:
Tim satirises Dorries quite mercilessly, and Dorries has made it clear that she has found some of his jibes to be offensive. But that’s life if you’re a public figure. Dorries knows damn well that she is not under any kind of personal threat from Tim. Why didn’t she give the newspaper an example of one of his threats, if she had anything? And – more to the point – why hasn’t the police had any contact with Tim? An MP claims that she has been forced off-line by threats, yet the police can’t be bothered to have a word with the supposed culprit? And the MP just accepts that without any bitter complaint about the unfairness of it all? Come off it. She’s lying, and shamelessly. Lying to the voters, and – if she’s sincere in her supposed religious faith – before God.
Given that Tim Ireland has been the victim of a campaign in which his family were threatened by thugs, Ms. Dorries needs to withdraw these allegations quickly (especially as the campaign targeting him used such allegations to justify their behaviour).
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