- Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:51 pm #582383
Resurrecting this thread, since we're going to need it:
He'll be asking Mensch to be a SpAd next.Nadine Dorries joins Department of Health and Social Care
Controversial MP Nadine Dorries has been made a parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department of Health and Social Care.
The appointment is likely to put her previous positions on abortions under scrutiny, after the longtime backbencher led calls in 2006 to cut the time limit for abortions from 24 weeks to 21, while more recently she attempted to amend laws and strip abortion providers of their role in counselling women.
She has also proposed introducing compulsory sex education lessons at schools for teenage girls which espoused the benefits of abstinence.
Last year, journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown accused the MP for Mid Bedfordshire of racism after she told her to “appreciate just a little the country and the people you have chosen to live, work and benefit from all of your life”.
Dorries has also been criticised for sharing a tweet by Tommy Robinson, and was accused of Islamophobia for suggesting the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was responsible for dealing with grooming gangs in Yorkshire.
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