MP Nadine Dorries furious at not getting apology from Prime Minster Gordon Brown over emails
MID Beds Tory MP Nadine Dorries who was dragged into the Downing Street email smear scandal is furious she did not get an apology from Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Ms Dorries was named in one of the controversial emails by Mr Brown s former strategy c
MID Beds Tory MP Nadine Dorries who was dragged into the Downing Street email smear scandal is furious she did not get an apology from Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Ms Dorries was named in one of the controversial emails by Mr Brown's former strategy chief Damian McBride who resigned at the weekend.
Mr Brown has tried to distance himself from what is being said was a deliberate attempt at a dirty trick campaign against leading Conservatives that included leader David Cameron as well as Ms Dorries, who was alleged to have had a one-night stand in a hotel with another Conservative MP.
Yesterday (Tuesday) Ms Dorries received a hand written letter from Mr Brown but the word apology was never used.
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"This was not an apology for what has happened to me. He expressed regret but that's not an apology," said Ms Dorries today.
"He has been caught out and to be honest I expected a fulsome apology. These allegations against me are completely untrue.
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"The prime minister still has a lot of difficult questions to answer and this has seriously damaged him. I have still not decided whether to take legal action."
Ms Dorries added on her blog website "The more I read the letter the more I realise I'm looking at spin on paper.
"The prime minister can state he didn't know what was happening and we can choose whether or not to believe him. However, who would believe that the Cabinet minister Tom Watson, whose desk was right next door to Damian McBride's, and who was I have been told, mentioned in the emails, didn't know?
"The email accusations regarding myself are 100 per cent not true. They are slanderous and therefore libellous. Damian McBride was the political and press adviser to Gordon Brown. He was his right hand man and has been since the Treasury days.
"He was paid for by the taxpayer. I don't regard the taxpayer's money as a joke. I also don't regard the fact that Damian McBride, who took his instructions from and reported directly to the PM, attempted to destroy my reputation, career and my life as a joke either.
"How desperate is the PM to hold onto power that the office of Downing Street would sink this low.