The Honourable Member should know better.

I’m new to this blogging lark, and had intended to keep its content mainly to matters relating to my experiences of disability. My next blogs were planned, and I was already working on two – one on the subject of Induction Loops in public access places, and one on the Disability Discrimination Act.

However, sometimes something happens which stops you dead in your tracks and makes you want to speak out. It is doubly frustrating when it affects someone who you regard as a friend, and who has been both a help and an inspiration to you.

Yesterday (Thursday 30th Sept), whilst having a brief “twitter” with my tweet-mates, I became aware that an elected Member of Parliament – a servant of the people and someone paid very generously to fulfill this function – was singling out an individual for – apparently – having the temerity to disagree with her.

The attack was vicious, personal and, it seems, wildly inaccurate. Sweeping judgements were obvious too; clearly the “Honourable Member” was not acting very honourably.

I am a disabled person, so when someone makes statements that imply that all disabled people should keep quiet, not have opinions, stay out of public places (apparently, the pub, restaurants and any form of Political gathering are “off limits”), I take offence personally.

When it is stated by an elected public servant in receipt of public money and who is supposed to represent the interests of her constituents, I am more offended. This is little short of bullying of the very worst kind. She is a member of the political party that is charged with governing this country – is bullying now official policy?

Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, you should be ashamed of yourself and you should retract your spiteful, ill-considered, wildly inaccurate comments.

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6 responses to this post.

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  2. Bravo. And will the Conservative Party publically censure her, or demand she gives an apology? I doubt it. Which shows how little they think of us.

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  3. Posted by Neill on October 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Fantastic post, I fully support every word of your post, Thank you.

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  4. Absolutely comrade!! She is one offensive reactionary and would love to see out of Parliament but with a true-blue Tory constituency it’s gonna be a long time.

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  6. Exvellent post hun. Glad to see that the people who tweet and blog are supportive and kind. You expressed the sentiments of so many of us:)

    Lesley

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