Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries slammed for sharing ‘far-right’ tweet attacking Labour leader Keir Starmer

PUBLISHED: 15:58 14 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:58 14 May 2020

Health minister Nadine Dorries has been accused of spreading fake news on Twitter. Picture: Office of Nadine Dorries MP

Health minister Nadine Dorries has been accused of spreading fake news on Twitter. Picture: Office of Nadine Dorries MP

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Conservative MP for Mid Beds Nadine Dorries has been accused of spreading fake news after sharing a post from a far-right twitter account, appearing to spread lies about Labour leader Keir Starmer.

Ms Dorries' tweet was deleted on Thursday morning. Picture: TwitterMs Dorries' tweet was deleted on Thursday morning. Picture: Twitter

Ms Dorries shared a doctored video taken from Sir Keir’s time as director of prosecutions in 2013, made to appear that the Labour leader was failing to believe victims of child abuse.

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In reality, Sir Keir was responding to a question from a reporter about the “wrong” guidelines being used by authorities – however this had been deliberately edited out of the clip.

Ms Dorries retweeted the video with a one-word comment ‘revealing,’ before promptly deleting the tweet.

@NJamesWorld, the far-right account which posted the video, has since deleted its entire account – along with Conservative MP for Lewes, Maria Caulfield, who also shared the clip.

Ms Dorries has been approached for comment.


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