Friday, 11 May 2012

Nadine #Dorries and the dusky-hued gentleman #HIGFNY

Yesterday evening, what may be a rather unfortunate attempt at humour from Nadine Dorries MP.

Hmmm, what is it about the black man that makes her want to reach for a shotgun when he talks to her daughter?

Okay, that may not have been how it was intended to come across. And indeed, Ms Dorries soon followed her tweet with, "That remark wasn't intended to sound racist, but I can see how it might come across that way. Apologies for any offence caused, however unintentional."

Oh wait, she didn't reply saying that at all. Instead she retorted to various responses like this. Oh dear.

EDITED TO ADD: Ms Dorries has since clarified that her remarks her about Hunter's reputation as a womaniser, not his ethnicity. Fair enough, though couldn't you have said that straight away, Nadine, rather than calling people "PC and boring" or a "pratt"? I thought politicians were supposed to be about communication?

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