It is said that in some parts of the country you could stick a blue rosette on a donkey and it would get elected. In Mid-Bedfordshire the voters appear keen to put this theory quite literally to the test...in the shape of Nadine Dorries.
Nadine first came to my attention when she intoned (in all seriousness) on BBC Question Time that Trident "isn't a weapon of mass destruction". She said it with one of those little incredulous laughs, as though the very notion was totally silly. I guess the Chiefs of Staff will now be taking the warheads back to the manufacturers, with the receipt, in order to get a refund.
Nadine's latest obsession is with "benefit scroungers", and in particular her notion that disabled people who use Twitter must be malingering. She urges us to report anyone we know who tweets alot to the DWP.
Mind you, Nadine knows alot about sharp financial practice, having had a very flexible attitude as to which home was her normal one and which her "second " home when claiming expenses.
Where do they get these people from?