Arch House of Commons shit-for-brains Nadine Dorries has been condemned as being as stupid as Nottingham City Council by the blogosphere over the weekend.
Dorries, in a one woman demonstration of the utterly knackered state of our democracy and politics generally, somehow managed to get re-elected as the (Tory, which partly explains it) member for Mid Bedfordshire in May. Last week she decided to let rip with a series of posts of unimaginable inanity. She essentially argued that you couldn't possibly be disabled if you could blog or use Twitter and invited people to report such alleged cheats to the Department of Work and Pensions -
"In the meantime, do you know of anyone else who has Tweeted more than 35,000 times in less than six months? If so, email my office and let me know. Or, better still, if it's someone you know is on benefits, contact the DWP...
If you Twitter all day, every day about claiming disability benefit in one tweet whist arranging a night out in the pub in the next. If you tweet about claiming six months rent from the social fund whilst tweeting how bad your hangover is and if you stride into political meetings and shout the odds with energy and enthusiasm with no sign of any physical disability and if you claim to work for the Labour party and write porn at the same time as claiming your disability benefit - then don't expect someone like me not to a) inform the authorities and b) tell you to get of your Twitter and get a job."
In order to ensure that everyone realised the sheer fat-headed ignorance of her views she got Guido Fawkes (who I refuse to link to) to back her up. He provided the cherry for the cake by naming one of Her Nadness' constituents and regular critics as an alleged offender, thus ensuring that Dorries herself was able to feign surprise and couldn't be criticised for naming the person herself.
Long term readers may remember that NCC questioned whether I had a disability or mental health problem at my employment tribunal, using the fact that I take photos and write a blog as justification for this. This was a pretty similar argument to that which Dorries was using and that means that she is in fact just as stupid as them. That's really saying something, believe me.
I know that this story has nothing to do with Nottingham really (apart from an excuse to again point out how shabbily NCC treats its employees and the lengths it will go to in tribunals) but I do occasionally like to challenge some of the total fucking idiots out there who express ignorant and often wilfully fascistic opinions about disabled people and benefit claimants. Nadine Dorries can therefore join Janet Street-Porter and NCC in the School of Utter Ignorance.
It seems that the Nasty Party is back.