In news that is about as surprising as spotting a bear heading towards the nearest woods clutching a newspaper, Tory MP Nadine Dorries is a self confessed liar:
A high-profile Tory MP was accused by a sleaze watchdog of misleading her constituents yesterday after she admitted her popular blog is ‘70 per cent fiction’.
She admitted this as a 'defence' to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards investigation into her second homes allowances. This is an extract from Dorries' letter to the Commission:
My blog is 70% fiction and 30% fact. It is written as a tool to enable my constituents to know me better and to reassure them of my commitment to Mid Bedfordshire. I rely heavily on poetic licence and frequently replace one place name/event/fact with another.
So this is an elected representative who openly admits that she doesn't tell her constituents the whole truth. Charming, don't they deserve better than this? And this is far from the first time that Dorries has brought herself into disrepute:
She smeared a blogger as a stalker because he dared to ask awkward questions.
She smeared an MP as Dr Death because he happens to hold different views from herself.
She deliberately and misleadingly used a hoax picture to further her anti-abortion campaign.
She smeared, with the ill-disguised help of Guido Fawkes, a disabled constituent. (Guido Fawkes a self-confessed hater of MPs always goes strangely quiet when it comes to Dorries' shenanigans. As does Iain Dale).
There are plenty more reasons aside from those listed above that Nadine Dorries shouldn't be an MP. She is a perfect example of why parliamentary reform is urgently needed and why MPs should subjected to more accountability to the electorate.
If she had any kind of dignity she would resign - she won't - and I don't hold my breath that Cameron will do anything. Maybe because Dorries is the perfect metaphor for his party.