Here’s an interesting Experiment A:
- Go to the cyber-remains of Recess Monkey;
- Notice the little box marked “search…”;
- Insert in that box any combination of “Nadine” and “Dorries”, singly or together;
- Return/ enter.
- You should have a response: “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.”
As an alternative, try Experiment B:
- Google “recess monkey” “nadine dorries”;
- You should discover “about 7,820″ hits.
By no means all of those near- 8,000 references derive first-hand from Alex Hilton’s cosy wee place. A large number of them stem from a delicious little spat in late 2007, which gave a warm feeling to many.
First, let’s clarify a small matter of nomenclature. Once upon a time, back in 2001 to be more precise, a Miss Nadine Bargery was the losing Tory in the Hazel Grove constituency. That was the nom-de-guerre under which she operated at Warrington General and for BUPA. She was at that moment, before her amazing damascene conversion, a defender of pro-abortion rights:
This may have had something to do with her running against, and trying to ‘out’ the pro-life Labour candidate.
In 2005, in her now-rediscovered married state, Mrs Nadine Dorries inherited the Mid Beds seat, after the sad defenestration of J. Sayeed, esq. Soon after her election … well, cue the Daily Mail:
For 23 years they appeared to have the perfect marriage.
While her husband stood behind her raising their family, Nadine Dorries enjoyed what was seen as a rags to riches rise from a Liverpool council house to a million-pound medieval home.
First she achieved success as a businesswoman, then in politics, becoming a Tory MP and, as a key adviser to her party leader, a ‘Cameron babe’.
The glamorous blonde has announced that she has split from her husband, who has multiple sclerosis, after he gave her an ultimatum – it’s me or your political career.
The mother of three told colleagues that they are to divorce, saying she and her 53-year-old husband Paul are at ‘entirely different stages in our life’.
The Alex Hilton kerfuffle seems to have originated from an incident, here relayed, almost from the horse’s mouth herself:
A comment on my daughter’s [Facebook] site had been left by one of her best friends [,] Chido Kawunda. Chido used the ‘N’ word when discussing this year’s Big Brother incident with Charlie.
Alex Hilton attempted to insinuate that the comment was made by my daughter in a derogatory way about black women. This is definitely not the case – ask Chido; and by the way, the issue is now on it’s [sic] way to Simon Smith at Schillings , to ask his advise [sic] as to whether or not this matter is libel and actionable.
Nadine Dorries responded in kind with a counter-slur: the youngest Dorries daughterbeing fifteen-years-old, accusations were made that Hilton had “cyber-stalked” her. However, as Mrs Dorries’s pockets are better lined than a mere trade-union organiser, she won the round. And, soon after, as if by prior agreement, Recess Monkey was no more.
However, Hilton and Recess Monkey were responsible for one further bit of fluff, which came back to bite:
This rather puts me in mind of a story I heard recently about the MP Nadine Dorries, who accidentally left behind in her room her Ladyshave after a Tory MPs’ away-day at the end of June at Latimer Place.
Following the away-day, a member of hotel staff cleaning her room found the Ladyshave, and the hotel passed it on to officials from CCHQ to be returned to Nadine. According to insiders, both the hotel staff and the CCHQ officials mistook the item for an implement of personal massage. The Ladyshave was returned to Nadine in a plastic bag in the Tory whips’ office in the House of Commons.
Naturally the story has gone around Tory circles and Nadine is reported to have told colleagues: “I think I know the difference between a dildo and a Ladyshave”.
The questions lingering there are obvious:
how does such a good-living lady know the difference?