Has @NadineDorriesMP blocked you on Twitter?


4:15 pm - November 4th 2009

by Sunny Hundal    


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I have a confession to make: Nadine Dorries MP has blocked me on Twitter.

I don’t know when exactly it happened, but it could have been when I mentioned the fact that she was now employing her second daughter at the office.

It turns out I’m not the only one. Ellie Gellard tweeted this earlier today:

am feeling slight relief now that @nadinedorriesmp has blocked me, she’s even blocked Torie. Was wondering what I was doing wrong…
about 1 hour ago from web

But it turns out even Ellie and I are not exclusive to the club either.

The Mid-Bedfordshire Tory MP has also blocked the Libdem councillor Sara Bedford for unknown reasons.

And there’s more!

Various other tweeters including @MichaelCox and @jockso and @snookcocker @bloggerheads and @BristolRed have all reported being blocked by Nadine Dorries MP.

This is getting out of hand!

Of course, we can simply go to her Twitter page and read the hilarious things she posts, but it’s not the same is it?

I thought Tories weren’t into banning and censorship? I haven’t blocked anyone and I even have BNP sympathisers following me.

Or perhaps Tories are sensitive souls. Who knows?

Have you been blocked by Nadine Dorries MP? Let us know. Perhaps we could start a petition…

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> Perhaps we could start a petition…

Or a support group?

Mind you, I haven’t been blocked by her, so I’m not feelin’ your pain. I guess largely because I find ignoring to be a healthier policy. After all, ignoring someone isn’t a weapon of mass destruction.

Nope, she hasn’t blocked me yet *despite* RTing a few things about her daughter’s employment. Maybe she has a soft spot for Trots.

She wasn’t under any contractual obligation to listen to you personally on Twitter was she?

“Or perhaps Tories are sensitive souls. Who knows?”

No, it’s just her.

5. Philip Hoare

She blocked me (one of her constituents) on her blog many months ago, before she blocked all comment on that site. I deduce from the fact that she seems to have appeared in virtually every radio and television programme that I’ve switched on today, that she doesn’t have time to listen to anyone else’s opinions.

Well, I’ve RT’d this, so maybe I’ll get blocked soon.

Fingers crossed.

“I thought Tories weren’t into banning and censorship?”

Really? What on earth gave you that idea?

I can’t get excited by it. To me it’s just a fad that dumbs down discourse by forcing people to express themselves in the most banal manner possible. And Twitter’s not much better either.

Can you please please sort out the incessant retweet comments?

It makes it very hard to follow the comments.

Ditto on the retweets.

Some blogs separate blog and twitter mentions from real comments. Don’t know how easy it is to do that though.

You should get a T-Shirt made: “DORRIES BLOCKED ME ON TWITTER”

Personally Sunny, I think she doesn’t like you because you’re not white…

This has the feel of internet bullying by you lot, I reckon.

The Orator (he who is an independent voice of reason speaking truth to power) you have got to be kidding me?

On a related note I notice that someone has trawled through the comments on the Dorries libel thread to remove all criticism of Guido or Blaney.

Are they really that sensitive, the poor lambs?


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  22. sunny hundal

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