Nov 21, 2011

The full November 2010 'report' from Nadine Dorries to Bedfordshire Police

Oooh, you lucky blighters... because of an unexpected workload here in SEO-world, you get this entire document all at once.

This is a partly-redacted copy of a '4 page report' that Nadine Dorries sent to Bedfordshire Police in November 2010. As I explain in this post about the July 2010 letter to Bedfordshire Police, Dorries submitted this report at a time when she was desperate to support her lies about an investigation that she claimed was already in progress. It is also clear in sections of this letter that she is not deeply, deeply confused but is instead lying through her teeth.

If I'd lied to police, I would've been up before a judge. Not so Dorries, who even lied about the outcome of the investigation that resulted from her lying to police. I must admit that I'm left feeling a little bit disappointed by that.

Click below to download Pages 1-2 and Page 3-4, and read the full analysis and response here.

Nov 17, 2011

The full July 2010 letter from Nadine Dorries to Bedfordshire Police

Below is a copy of the letter Nadine Dorries wrote to the Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police on 12 July 2010, accusing four people (including me) of stalking her.

There is a comprehensive analysis and response in the following four posts on my main website:
#Dorries: The MP Who Cried Wolf (The Letter, Part One)
#Dorries: The MP Who Cried Wolf (The Letter, Part Two: Flitwick & humphreycushion)
#Dorries: The MP Who Cried Wolf (The Letter, Part Three: Chris Paul and a special surprise… or two)
#Dorries: The MP Who Cried Wolf (The Letter, Part Four: A Burglary, Carter-Ruck & Me)

If you'd like a shorter journey, you can start with Part 4, which refers back to detail in 1, 2 & 3 that you can check up on or not as you please:
#Dorries: The MP Who Cried Wolf (The Letter, Part Four: A Burglary, Carter-Ruck & Me)

This letter prompted no action from Bedfordshire Police.

From May 2010 onwards - two months before she wrote this letter - Nadine Dorries claimed there was already an investigation in progress into at least one of her stalkers.

In October 2010 she expanded on this story and used it as an excuse for crucial factual discrepancies on her blog; she claimed that police not only recognised the stalking threat she described, but had given this MP specific advice to lie on her blog about where she was and what she was doing (more).

By the end of October, Dorries was under a lot of pressure to provide the reference numbers that would exist if anything she has said was anywhere near the truth. In a few short months her lies had snowballed to the extent that she was describing police being aware of a widespread, long-standing and ongoing problem of physical stalking when two of her alleged stalkers had only ever been in her presence once at a public event, and a third had only been in her presence more often because she was a legitimate party-sponsored candidate opposing her in an election! The fourth had never been anywhere near her, but that didn't stop Dorries from repeatedly claiming that he had been hanging around her house, despite an earlier acknowledgement that she had no evidence to support this.

On Friday 29 October 2010, Nadine Dorries finally promised to provide dates of complaints and relevant reference numbers, claiming an investigation followed one of many complaints involving four different stalkers (more). This letter (below) suggests that there was only the one complaint against those same 'four stalkers'. Dorries extraordinary sense of entitlement appeared to extend to the assumption that police would immediately leap into action when informed than an MP was being criticised.

On Thursday, 4 November 2010 Dorries blogged the following rather telling passage (more):

"You harass me on an almost daily basis... I am expected, even though you aren’t one of my constituents, to take it. I am expected to tolerate your inappropriate level of intense attention..."

It is fair to assume that she had been in touch with police by this time and been given the bad news that no action had followed her letter. It was probably (patiently) explained to her that what she described was not stalking, and not even harassment.

It is almost certain that at this juncture police offered to respond to any further evidence she could offer. And on 5 November 2010, Dorries police sent a 4-page report containing 'new' 'evidence'. I start publishing that document in segments on my main site from Monday. See you then.


Related bloggage:
The Strong hArm Of The Law… #Dorries
A further dalliance in the wonderful world of Nadine Dorries


Nov 11, 2011

Dorries on Question Time, and those 2.2 million illegal immigrants

On BBC Question Time last night (available here for a limited time, 24 mins in), Nadine Dorries was trying to defend the work done by the coalition government to protect our borders (see: Theresa May refuses to resign over border checks scandal).

She started off very well by objecting to the question:

"Let me actually focus on what DID happen. What happened was... (pause)... that there were... (pause)... two things happened."

The host tried to get her back on track, when Dorries arrived at her 'point' with this assertion:

"Shorter queues delivered an increase in the number of illegal immigrants that were protected, I mean detected..."

This border checks pilot "protected" illegal immigrants? Oops, bit of a Freudian slip there... but I must ask that you focus on those shorter queues she speaks of, as they will come up again.

Dorries went on to rattle out a series of statistics that, in her eyes, showed Theresa May's pilot scheme of selective scanning to be a success

"10% increase in number of illegal immigrants [detected]... 100% increase in illegal firearms [detected]... 48% increase in forged documents [detected]..."

These statistics are unsubstantiated at present, but even if they were accurate and (almost) accurately put, they do not cover the periods when nothing was being detected at all. But we're told things ran more efficiently on those occasions when the gate wasn't swinging wide open, and Dorries declared the pilot a success on this basis. Oh, and on the basis that the queues were shorter. Or were they...?

"If the queues were shorter... I have no idea actually if the queues were shorter... but the objective of the exercise was..."

Yes, so long as we keep our eyes on the objective of the exercise, there's no risk of a perceived success being marred by any actual outcome.

But Dorries wasn't finished yet.

Labour MP Rachel Reeves was invited by the host to voice her opinion on this pilot scheme of cutting back on some checks and if it was a success. Dorries quickly jumped in and answered the question for her:

"It INCREASED security."

Then Dorries kindly let Reeves speak... for about 20 seconds. Reeves made the point that we had no idea how many people were let in without due authorisation during the 'downtime' periods, but she was quickly confronted by the following statistic from Dorries:

"You let 2.2 million in, Rachel."

In the context of what was being said, many people understood this to be a claim by Nadine Dorries that the Labour government (i.e. not Rachel Reeves personally) had allowed 2.2 million illegal immigrants into the country.

This is an outburst comparable to her claim that cannabis was fifty times more potent that is was a mere 12 months ago:

1. We do not know and cannot know the number of people that have entered this country illegally, because they are here illegally.

2. This pilot scheme of Theresa May's actually increased our uncertainty about the number of people who entered the country without appropriate documentation/authorisation in recent months, because there were periods where relevant checks were not being conducted at all.

3. The "2.2 million" figure Dorries gave refers to the net immigration figure from 1997 to 2009; the number of people who entered the country (legally) minus the number who had migrated to other countries in the same period.

4. And it comes from a speech by David Cameron, but at this stage we cannot know if Dorries is responding to the dog whistle in his speech, or blowing her own:

"... for too long, immigration has been too high. Between 1997 and 2009, 2.2 million more people came to live in this country than left to live abroad. That's the largest influx of people Britain has ever had..." - David Cameron (source)

By the way, I'm one of the 2.2 million people Dorries has branded an illegal immigrant, but I'm sure it's nothing personal.