The health minister who is so stupid she said the November lockdown in England could only have been predicted with a crystal ball has struck again.
There’s a reason we call Nadine Dorries “Mad Nad”.
Over the weekend, the woman widely considered to be the stupidist Tory MP – against stiff competition! – admitted that she did not understand the information being received and used by her own department of government; SAGE had demanded a lockdown in September.
Now she has demonstrated that she does not understand that her government’s failure to get to grips with the Covid crisis in any meaningful way over a period of nearly a year is having a devastating effect on the mental health of people working in the NHS and in the care sector.
Labour MP Doctor Rosena Allin-Khan does – and appealed to Dorries no fewer than eight times to join with her in devising a mental health package that has cross-party support. Dorries rejected it in a manner that belittled not only herself but her entire miserable government:
I asked Nadine Dorries 8 times last night, if she would meet me and work cross-party, to discuss a mental health support package for frontline NHS and Care staff.
Given how many times the Government have asked for cross-party support – her response is completely shocking. pic.twitter.com/RJRWrYsiz8
— Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (@DrRosena) November 3, 2020
Condemnation has rained down on Dorries from all sides:
“Working together” from a closet authoritarian government like this one really just means “do as you’re told and shut up”.
This sneering response from Nadine Dorries shows that in all its ugly glory.
— Garry (@KingKain24601) November 3, 2020
This is absolutely beyond appalling from Nadine Dorries
Can she not put politics aside and look at the mental well-being of NHS & Care workers?
She should resign her post if she thinks clapping is helpful to suicidal frontline workers https://t.co/9KwsSiuXFO
— Emmselk 🇪🇺 #UnitedInDiversity (@Emmselk) November 3, 2020
We have a cabinet full of cocksure, deluded amateurs instead of brains, integrity or expertise. And that’s because the likes of the phenomenally f**king thick Nadine Dorries were taken on in the first place for one reason & one reason alone: their rabid fetish for a hard Brexit. https://t.co/9tyPuN2WhQ
— Miffy Buckley 🏳️🌈 (@miffythegamer) November 3, 2020
This video actually made me feel a bit sick. @DrRosena trying to arrange a cross party consultation to discuss the best way to support thr #mentalhealth of NHS workers & Nadine Dorries (Minister for Mental Health) playing to the gallery for cheap laughs. https://t.co/yI0N5wFGV2
— Natasha Devon 🌈 (@_NatashaDevon) November 3, 2020
Petty, ungracious & partisan from Nadine Dorries.
I’ve never known a minister refuse an offer from a shadow minister to meet & work on a cross party basis.
We’re in biggest public health crises for 100 years. NHS staff under intense pressure deserve decent mental health care. https://t.co/OP2mD6GLJd
— Jonathan Ashworth 😷 (@JonAshworth) November 3, 2020
It won’t have any effect, though.
I say that not because the Johnson government has a huge Parliamentary majority – granted to it by a population that was desperate to resolve the Brexit crisis that the Tories had created and gulled by rabidly right-wing mass media into thinking the Tories were the only party that could provide a solution (which is lunacy, if you think about it for just one moment).
The reason condemnation won’t work on Tories like Dorries can be summed up in a simple, well-known saying:
No sense, no feeling.
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