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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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  • User AvatarCarl Gardner 29th Apr - 4:52pm
    You mention the grand coalition. There have been quite a few grand coalition governments in Austria: so much so that a voter frustrated with the...
  • User Avatarpetermartin2001 29th Apr - 4:39pm
    The problem with this argument is that the EU have taken at least 20 years too long to come out with anything like this. By...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 29th Apr - 4:16pm
    I suppose Nick Thornsby refers to the civility of Nick Clegg saying "Thank you, David" every time David Cameron plunged another knife into the back...
  • User AvatarAntony Hook 29th Apr - 4:10pm
    Conservative and Green MEPs voted against this. It's not thanks to the EU but thanks to Liberals specifically.
  • User Avatarmalc 29th Apr - 4:06pm
    All good stuff if the money is there, but like Eddie Sammon says she hasn't made it clear how it will be funded.
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 29th Apr - 3:56pm
    Allan Brame 29th Apr '16 - 7:13am Allan, you are of course right. My annoyance that Mr Laws and others have never admitted the mistakes...