After Louise Mensch quit as a Tory MP, because she was far too busy, the latest female embarrassment to the Conservative Party is Nadine Dorries, who – during term-time – is scarpering off to the jungle to appear in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! Such dignity!
She’s not doing it for the money (could be up to £40,000), mind you. And not because she is a fame-whore along the lines of Ann Widdecombe (oh no!). But because she has firmly held beliefs that she would like to share with the nation. Lucky nation.
One of those firmly held beliefs is that Jesus not only wanted her for a sunbeam but for a politician. ‘There is nothing I did that got me here,’ she has said. ‘It is what God did… I am just a conduit for God to use.’ God needs to look at his material, is all that we can say on that one.
Another of those firmly held beliefs is that gays don’t come before Christians. ‘I’m totally supportive of gay marriage… once we’ve left the ECHR [European Convention on Human Rights],’ she reckons. ‘I don’t believe compromising the religious freedoms of others in order to benefit another group is progressive politics.’ She also claims that in her vast array of gay friends – the ones who don’t spend their time slapping her – she doesn’t know a single couple of gays who would like to get married. Not one single one. They’re happy just bumming around, probably.
The only other things you need to know before you pick up your phone to vote for her to eat worms on I’m A Celebrity… is that a). her hero is arch-homophobe, Margaret Thatcher, the woman who thinks children shouldn’t be brought up to think they have the ‘inalienable right to be gay’. And b). that she thinks vile bigoted moron Sarah Palin is ‘a fantastic woman’.
Now you know. Get voting!
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