Monday, June 22, 2009


The spoof Tory MP Nadine Dorries has been detailing her soporific views on the Commons Speakership, and why she so strongly opposes John Bercow’s candidacy.

In a debate on abortion a while ago, Bercow voiced his hope for “genuinely progressive reform, rather than the antediluvian reform that some favour”.

Dorries, after explaining for us that antediluvian “means 'before The Flood' i.e. prehistoric”, says that we cannot “trust a Speaker who has such strident zealot views on such an issue” as abortion.

So she’s backing Ann Widdecombe.