We continue our countdown of the ten best videos of 2011 with Malcolm Rifkind v Nadine Dorries.
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Prior to David Cameron’s ‘veto’ over the European stability plan, Newsnight had two Tories on to discuss the Conservatives’ attitude to Europe.
What could have been a staid discussion about intra-party politics took a turn for the fascinating, however, thanks to the fact that one of the two was Nadine Dorries, who proceeded to argue for referendums, talk about the eurozone as though it were a new thing, and argue that anything which affects our economy transfers sovereignty.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind, representing the Earth-based wing of the Tory party, had his work cut out:
Mad Nad: Mad, bad, and dangerous.
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Malcolm Rifkind: Nadine Dorries doesn’t live in the real world – Alex Hern, December 8th 2011
• The costs and consequences of Dorries’s abortion proposals – Ashwin Kumar, August 31st 2011
• If anti-abortionists have their way on counselling, what will they demand next? – Shamik Das, August 31st 2011
• Cameron, Clarke, Dorries, Willetts… The Tories keep screwing up on gender equality – Daniel Elton, May 22nd 2011
• Dorries: “I totally admire Sarah Palin” – Shamik Das, September 30th 2010