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Opinion: Come back Nad! A layman’s guide to public engagement

Nadine Dorries has been unfairly judged. In fact she should not be judged at all. We have been so busy arguing whether she has brought herself and Parliament into disrepute by flying out to Australia to share a platform with B-list celebrities and eat Marsupial genitalia, that we seem to have forgotten all about the original question she was trying to answer: how can MPs and indeed all public officials of every office, from mayors to parish councillors, reach out and re-connect with the public?

My answer …

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    Mick Taylor I think it is you who should "wake up and smell the coffee". Of course, we can all go round doorsteps, as I...
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    The whole reaction to the bedroom "tax" u-turn has illustrated what is wrong about our political system. I am not happy with the principle of...
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    @Mick Taylor, “Far too many people writing about this issue simply don’t accept any changes to welfare at all.” Nope. You don’t get to make...
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    John In answer to your last question, it appears the answer is yes, according to pages 66-68 of the report I linked to. It's got...