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“We are looking at the business case”

The UK’s new Culture Secretary, Michelle Donelan, has made her first public statements on the potential sale of public broadcaster Channel 4 and the future of the BBC license fee. “We’re looking at the business case for selling Channel 4 and making sure we’re still on board with that decision and that’s what I’m doing,” […]

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Channel 4 sale plans to be ‘re-examined’, new culture secretary confirms

Government plans to privatize Channel 4 will be reviewed, the new culture secretary has confirmed, with the sale of the channel temporarily suspended. Michelle Donelan, who replaced Nadine Dorries as Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in Liz Truss’ first-ever cabinet, said the “business case” for selling the chain would now be reconsidered. […]

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No plan to ‘water down’ online safety reform plans – Culture Secretary

The Culture Secretary has insisted the new government has no plans to water down proposals for new internet safety laws, amid plans for ‘changes’ to the proposed legislation. The fate of the Online Safety Bill under a new Tory government was somewhat unclear, with the new Prime Minister making it clear earlier this month that […]

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Michelle Donelan says the public would say Queen’s funeral was ‘money well spent’

CULTURE Secretary Michelle Donelan said taxpayers would argue the cost of the Queen’s state funeral was ‘money well spent’, even though he did not know how much money was spent for the event. Around 2,000 people, including Nicola Sturgeon, attended the funeral which was held in London on Monday. Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky […]

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Nadine Dorries: Why did the former Culture Secretary delete Twitter?

Dorries was known for her controversial tweets, including one calling out Rishi Sunak’s suit during the Conservative leadership contest Twitter users were surprised to see the Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire’s account did not exist. The former culture secretary got herself in hot water on the platform, with controversial posts attacking her political opponents. During […]

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A word to the UK’s new Culture Secretary: Nadine Dorries was a toxic disaster. Do better | Jane Martinson

Dear Michelle Donelan, Congratulations on your appointment as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, which should be one of the best jobs in the firm but has become a bit of a joke. And not in a funny way, but in the way the title of Minister of “Culture and Information” in Afghanistan makes you wince. […]

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“Gem Hunters Down Under” presales; new culture secretary for the UK government

australian obs-doc The Gem Hunters Below australian and european pre-sale locks Development and production consultancy Wild Thring Media has confirmed the first round of pre-sales for The Gem Hunters Below (6 x 60 min.), a new unscripted series from content partner WildBear Entertainment. The series (pictured), which focuses on five mining crews scouring the rugged […]

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Michelle Donelan replaces Nadine Dorries as UK Culture Secretary

Michelle Donelan has been appointed Secretary of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Donelan has been MP for Chippenham, Wiltshire, since 2015. She joins DCMS from the Department for Education, where she served as Higher Education Minister from 2021-22 and served on the Education […]

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The new culture secretary is not afraid to take on the culture wars and the BBC

Michelle Donelan will be responsible for broadcasting, arts, online politics and sports Britain’s new Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has an eye-catching background in media, sport and entertainment, having previously worked with US wrestling franchise WWE. Now she is preparing for a political fight over issues ranging from online regulation to the future of Channel 4 […]

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Michelle Donelan: Channel 4 and BBC license fees to Culture Secretary’s new program

Michelle Donelan will face ongoing talks over Channel 4 privatization and BBC licensing fees as she steps into the role of UK Culture Secretary. Ms. Donelan has previous experience in the entertainment industry, having worked for The History Channel as well as international marketing communications manager for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She has been an […]

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Liz Truss appoints Michelle Donelan as UK Culture Secretary

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss has appointed Michelle Donelan as Secretary of State for Culture. Donelan replaces Nadine Dorries, who resigned from her position on Tuesday morning. Dorries, a former actor and novelist who was nominated by former prime minister Boris Johnson, said Truss asked him to stay on as culture secretary but declined […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries resigns amid party leadership change

Nadine Dorries, British Culture Secretary, has resigned following the appointment of Liz Truss as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Dorries’ resignation will mean the UK’s arts and heritage sector will soon have its 11th culture secretary in the 12 years since the Conservative Party came to power in 2010. Kemi Badenoch, the former Minister […]

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Nadine Dorries steps down as Culture Secretary following Boris Johnson’s resignation

Nadine Dorries is reportedly stepping down as Culture Secretary following the departure of Boris Johnson from 10 Downing Street. Sources close to Dorries said she thought now was the best time to go. The PA news agency understands that she had the option of continuing in the Cabinet, but instead opted to return to the […]

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Flow Country bid ‘protect us’ endorsed by SNP parallel culture secretary

MP John Nicolson supports the Unesco World Heritage nomination for the Flow Country. Photo: Malcolm Cochrane Photography The bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the Flow Country has been bolstered by the endorsement of SNP Minister John Nicolson. Mr Nicolson, the party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), […]

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Fake tweet about dogs wrongly attributed to UK culture secretary

COMPLAINT: Nadine Dorries, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, suggested in a tweet that people should use dogs or cats to keep warm in winter. AP RATING: Photo altered. There is no record of Dorries’ account posting such a tweet, and her office confirmed that she did not post it. THE […]

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Liz Truss is backing Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries to keep her job if she becomes the next Tory leader

It goes on, Dorries! Liz Truss is backing the Culture Secretary to stay in her job under the next Tory leader… if she wants to Liz Truss will keep Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries if she becomes Prime Minister Foreign minister widely expected to emerge victorious over Rishi Sunak On Monday, Truss told her allies that […]

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Clwyd West MP urges Culture Secretary to protect Clwyd West charities

CLWYD West MP David Jones, along with 16 other MPs, have written to Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, urging her to stop £1billion of UK taxpayers’ money being withdrawn from the Lottery national and sent to a Canadian teachers’ pension fund. Between 2016 and 2020 the National Lottery Fund spent over £3.5million in Clwyd West. […]

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UK Culture Secretary grants Grade II status to Cecil Rhodes plaque in Oxford

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has granted list status to a plaque commemorating industrialist and colonialist Cecil Rhodes at a college at the University of Oxford. The Oriel College memorial in Oxford bears a plaque of Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) on the outside wall, just around the corner from the much-contested statue of the British mining […]

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Nadine Dorries: The Culture Secretary’s 11 latest gaffes and controversies

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has once again invited a storm of derision as she proclaimed that this summer’s Commonwealth Games will “finally put Birmingham on the map”. Speaking during her latest media blitz on Thursday morning, the Cabinet minister, known not quite affectionately as ‘Mad Nad’ to some wary colleagues, hailed the sporting extravaganza as […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries accuses Penny Mordaunt of failing to stand up for women when she dismissed concerns over the erasing of the words ‘mother’ and ‘wife’ from a new maternity leave law

Penny Mordaunt has dismissed concerns over the removal of the terms ‘mother’ and ‘wife’ from a new law governing maternity leave, according to Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries yesterday. She claimed the would-be Tory leader ‘dismissed’ criticism for calling people ‘people’ instead. After being accused of failing to stand up for women, Ms Dorries’ intervention will […]

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Channel 4 rejects UK Culture Secretary’s claims of fake scenes in factual show

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has seemingly lost her latest battle with state broadcaster Channel 4, after claiming one of its shows included faked scenes. Over a decade ago, long before he took on a senior government job, Dorries appeared on a show on Channel 4, Tower of the Commonswhich featured politicians spending time in […]

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Channel 4 Rejects UK Culture Secretary’s Request for Fake Scenes – Deadline

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has seemingly lost her latest battle with state broadcaster Channel 4, after claiming one of its shows included faked scenes. Over a decade ago, long before he took on a high-level government post, Dorries appeared on a show on Channel 4, Tower of the Commonswhich featured politicians spending time in […]

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UK Culture Minister Julia Lopez resigns as Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries stays on | New

Julia Lopez has resigned from the UK government as minister for media, data and digital infrastructure and told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he should “step down”. She resigned via a letter co-signed with four of her Conservative Party colleagues: Kemi Badenoch, Neil O’Brien, Alex Burghart and Lee Rowley. The letter acknowledged that Johnson had had […]

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Nadine Dorries: Culture Secretary confuses rugby codes during speech at Rugby World Cup

Nadine Dorries is Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confused the two rugby codes during a speech at a Rugby World Cup event in St Helens on Thursday. Dorries thought Jonny Wilkinson’s 2003 winning drop-goal for England against Australia in the Rugby World Cup final was in rugby […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confuses rugby league and rugby union during a speech at a World Cup | Political news

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries dropped the ball at a rugby event – mixing up the sport’s rival codes. Ms Dorries, whose departmental remit covers sport, sought to illustrate her enthusiasm for rugby league by recalling watching Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal for England in 2003 – who won the Rugby World Cup rugby union. The two […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confuses league and union at event

The British minister was speaking at a Rugby World Cup event in St Helens Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary (Getty Images) Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confuses league with union In a gaffe that has since gone viral, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries told an event to promote the Rugby […]

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Conservative Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confuses rugby codes in scathing speech at Rugby World Cup

It is fair to say that this Conservative government is not the most popular in British history. With multiple blunders from every possible minister as well as one of the dumbest Prime Ministers, not a day goes by without another Tory mistake. Now it’s the turn of Nadine Dorries, Johnson’s love culture secretary, who confused […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told a summit of sport’s governing bodies that it was “intrinsically unfair” for women and teenage girls to be pitted against transgender athletes who are biological men.

The government yesterday ordered sports authorities to ban transgender athletes from competing against female athletes. Nadine Dorries, the culture secretary, told a conference of governing bodies that pitting women and teenage girls against biological men was “intrinsically unfair”. The BBC, however, has dismissed pro-trans campaigners who want Sharron Davies fired from her role as presenter […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries wants Ukraine to host Eurovision 2023

On Saturday, Britain’s prime minister said Ukraine deserved to host Eurovision 2023. And now his culture secretary Nadine Dorries echoed that sentiment after speaking with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Tkachenko. Ms Dorries tweeted that the government remained 100% ‘supporting that our Ukrainian friends have the opportunity to host Eurovision next year’ to ‘demonstrate to the […]

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Broadcasting union slams BBC funding review led by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

The UK’s largest broadcasting union has passed two motions to defend public service broadcasting, creative content and jobs. The motions were passed by Bectu at a national conference on Sunday June 12. The conference noted that public service broadcasting in the UK was “under attack like never before” following government plans to privatize Channel 4 […]

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How encouraging it would be if Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries showed some interest in the arts | Alex Clark

Rit is rarely advisable to catch the bait, but sometimes one is tired and surly and, like a child, very eager to be centered in speech. So it was that, sitting at the ferry port waiting for dark to return to Ireland after a week of interviewing writers and performers at literary festivals in the […]

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Champions League final: Culture Secretary calls for official inquiry into ‘deeply concerning’ scenes outside Liverpool’s stadium against Real Madrid | UK News

The culture secretary has asked UEFA to open an official investigation into the scenes of violence in Paris which delayed the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The size of the crowd outside the Stade de France on Saturday night appeared to overwhelm security, with many fans waiting outside for hours while others […]

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Culture Secretary calls for official inquiry into ‘deeply concerning’ scenes outside Liverpool’s stadium against Real Madrid

The culture secretary has asked UEFA to open an official investigation into the scenes of violence in Paris which delayed the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The size of the crowd outside the Stade de France on Saturday night appeared to overwhelm security, with many fans waiting outside for hours while others […]

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Nadine Dorries TikTok rap: Culture Secretary shares hilarious online safety video…

May 28, 2022, 10:23 | Updated: May 28, 2022, 10:39 Nadine Dorries shared the clip with her 1,900 TikTok followers. Photo: TikTok @nadinedorriesmp Nadine Dorries posted a video on her TikTok page in which she explains the online safety bill using rap. The culture secretary released the 41-second video recorded in her office, explaining the […]

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Nadine With Attitude: Culture Secretary’s TikTok rap ridicules | Nadine Dorries

It may have been more straight out of The Thick of It than Compton, but Nadine Dorries seemed undeterred. In a move that drew a somewhat mixed reaction, the Culture Secretary launched an explanation of the Government’s Online Safety Bill in the form of a 41-second rap on TikTok. “It’s effectively a framework to protect […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries drops the mic in bizarre online safety rap

Nadine Dorries is definitely still down with the kids as her latest TikTok rap on her online safety bill is something to go by. The Culture Secretary dropped her latest policy explainer on the streaming platform in the form of a rap – ending it with a classic ‘mic drop’. Alongside some ‘tired’ memes, Ms […]

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UK Culture Secretary Claims ‘Opportunity Actors’ Reality Show – Deadline

Britain’s Culture Secretary has embarked on a new battle with UK broadcaster Channel 4, accusing the producers of a reality TV show of filming actors instead of real people. The Tower Block of Commons The show, filmed in 2010, saw Members of Parliament “leave behind the splendor of Westminster and their comfortable homes for eight […]

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Culture Secretary says she shares her Netflix account with four other people

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has admitted to sharing her Netflix password with other households. Appearing before the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Ms Dorres described the streamer’s subscription offer as “incredibly generous”. “There are four other people who can use my Netflix account in other parts of the country,” she said, […]

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Football needs a regulator to avoid another crisis at Chelsea – Culture Secretary

Football needs an independent regulator to prevent what happened at Chelsea and other clubs from happening again, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said. Dorries told MPs on Thursday that the government was committed to bringing forward legislation to create a new regulator “very soon”. An independent regulator was one of the recommendations of the fan-led […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries Admits She’s Breaking Netflix’s Password Rules

The Culture Secretary has admitted she shares her Netflix password with four other households across the country, breaking her rules. Nadine Dorries, 64, said four other people, including her mother, had access to her account with the streaming service, in breach of its terms and conditions which state that users must live together. Before the […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries shares her Netflix password

The Culture Secretary said she had allowed four other households to log into her account to take advantage of the “incredibly generous system”. It came as Netflix launched a crackdown on password sharing after a slump in profits forced the streaming giants to lay off 150 employees – mostly in the US – amid a […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is making a huge noise about Channel 5

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has made another embarrassing gaffe – wrongly telling a radio host that Channel 5 was ‘privatized a few years ago’. Speaking about a government white paper to privatize Channel 4, the Tory minister praised Channel 5 in an interview with LBC. She told presenter Iain Dale that Channel 5 had brought […]

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Chelsea on probation – culture secretary – Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results

Chelsea are operating under a special UK government license which ends on May 31 Chelsea are in “borrowed time” for the sale of the club, culture secretary Nadine Dorries has said. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put the club up for sale before he was sanctioned for his alleged links to Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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Chelsea: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says club are in ‘borrowed time’

Nadine Dorries: Chelsea must be sold in ‘weeks’ Chelsea are in “borrowed time” for the sale of the club, says culture secretary Nadine Dorries. “There is a very short window left for this sale to take place,” Dorries said. The Blues operate under a special UK government license which ends on May 31. The license […]

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BBC funding model is ‘completely outdated’: UK Culture Secretary

The BBC’s funding model is “completely outdated” and the UK government is ready to implement a new way of funding the public service broadcaster, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said. The BBC is primarily funded by licensing fees, which are paid by every UK household that owns a television or consumes BBC content on other […]

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Culture Secretary may intervene in Newsquest’s acquisition of Archant

Nadine Dorries has said she may be involved in Newsquest’s acquisition of fellow publisher Archant. A written ministerial statement issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) yesterday (April 26) said the Culture Secretary had written to both companies advising them that she was “willing to” issue an intervention notice. “This […]

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Culture Secretary Dorries slams Rees-Mogg’s ‘Dickensian’ war on public servants working from home

Jacob Rees-Mogg is at the center of a Cabinet row over his willingness to bring civil servants back to their desks. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has accused Mr Rees-Mogg, the minister responsible for government effectiveness, of a “Dickensian” approach to the issue. Mr Rees-Mogg wrote to Cabinet ministers asking them to send a clear message […]

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Culture Secretary accuses commentators of mocking her dyslexia after video gaffe

The Culture Secretary has accused commentators of making fun of her dyslexia after she scrambled her words in a video posted to social media by a Tory MP. In a TikTok video, Nadine Dorries is heard talking about people being able to “swallow” – rather than download – online movies, and refer to tennis courts […]

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Former Culture Secretary says he expects to see the end of BBC licensing fees ‘in our lifetime’

Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said the BBC ‘should find another way’ to fund itself, as he predicted the end of TV license fees ‘within our lifetimes’. The former cabinet minister, who held the culture file in David Cameron’s government, said it would be “difficult to continue to justify why everyone should have to […]

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BBC licensing fees will end in our lifetime, claims former culture secretary

Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said he expects to see the end of BBC licensing fees “in our lifetime”. However, the Tory MP added that he does not believe it will be possible to scrap the fee in time for the next license fee settlement in 2027. Current Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries previously announced […]

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BBC license fees will end in our lifetime, claims former Culture Secretary

F Former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said he expects to see the end of BBC licensing fees “in our lifetime”. However, the Tory MP added that he does not believe it will be possible to scrap the fee in time for the next license fee settlement in 2027. Current Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries previously […]

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BBC licensing fees will end in our lifetime, says former culture secretary

However, the Tory MP added that he does not believe it will be possible to scrap the fee in time for the next license fee settlement in 2027. Current Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries previously announced fees would be frozen for the next two years and said she wanted to find a new funding model for […]

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Fact Check – Britain’s Culture Secretary didn’t tweet that ‘food doesn’t grow on trees’

Social media users are sharing a fabricated tweet by UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries condemning the ‘goofy left’ for complaining about ‘growing demand for food banks’. A screenshot of the fake tweet was shared on Facebook (here, here, here) and Twitter (here). In full, the tweet reads: ‘I’m sick of the crazed left complaining about […]

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Kirstie Allsopp hits out at Culture Secretary over Channel 4 privatization mistake

Kirstie Allsopp has denounced Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries after the Cabinet Minister slammed criticism of Channel 4’s privatization proposals as a ‘left-wing luvvie lynch mob’. The TV presenter, 50, clashed with the Tories on Twitter when Dorries claimed ‘Channel 4’s salad days are over’. The Rent, Rent, Rent presenter got into a heated exchange with […]

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‘Channel 4’s salad days are over,’ Culture Secretary told TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp in Twitter exchange | Ents & Arts News

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says Channel 4’s ‘salad days are over’ and it’s ‘time to look to the future’ in an online dispute with TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp about the privatization of the broadcaster. The couple exchanged public messages on Twitter following the publication of an opinion piece by Mrs. Dorries in the Mail on […]

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Channel 4 debate as CEO Mahon and UK Culture Secretary Dorries state their cases

It’s a sin The debate over the future of Britain’s commercially funded Channel 4 pubcaster has heated up over the weekend, with its CEO Alex Mahon and UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries making their case in national newspapers. It was announced last week that Dorries had given the go-ahead for Channel 4 to be privatized […]

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Mahon, CEO of Channel 4, and Dorries, Culture Secretary, defend their positions on the sale plan | New

The war of words over the future of Britain’s commercially-funded Channel 4 pubcaster intensified over the weekend as its CEO and the government made their case in national newspaper columns. Nadine Dorries (Photo: Chris McAndrew via CC) The controversial bid to privatize the broadcaster was given the green light by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries last […]

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A good culture secretary would protect Channel 4

Channel 4 is not funded by taxpayers’ money, but Nadine Dorries’ salary is. Has she taken a moment to think about what the audience really wants? Last year the government tried to do this by launching a public consultation on the change in ownership of Channel 4. The official results are hard to find on […]

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Culture Secretary asks UK broadband companies to raise awareness of social tariffs

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has written to UK broadband providers urging them to do more to promote social broadband prices, weeks after Ofcom published proposals along the same lines. In the letter, Dorries expressed gratitude for the work already done by the telecommunications industry in rolling out superfast broadband and for keeping the country going […]

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Channel 4 privatization ‘will cost jobs in Yorkshire’, says shadow culture secretary

The channel is currently owned by the government and receives its funding from advertising, but is expected to open to sales offers from next year. The network – which has its second base in Leeds – said it was “disappointed” with the decision but “will continue to engage” with the government to ensure it still […]

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Updated online safety bill will be ‘world-leading’, culture secretary says

Scheduled to be published and presented to Parliament on Thursday, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said the online safety bills were now “top notch” following the addition of new measures after a period of review by government, MPs and peers (PA) (PA wire) The updated Online Safety Bill will make the UK ‘the safest place in […]

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Culture Secretary pays moving tribute to Ukrainian journalists

Nadine Dorries held back tears as she thanked Ukrainian journalists who risked their lives to cover the Russian invasion. The Culture Secretary had to pause to collect herself as she paid tribute to the House of Commons. “At this point, I would just like to express my sincere thanks and admiration to all those journalists […]

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Culture Secretary calls for Russian participation to be banned at events

By Emily Wallin. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has called for a halt to Russian participation in all UK events. Speaking in the House of Commons, Dorries said Russia would be banned from attending or participating in sporting events and called on event organizers to block Russian involvement and cancel performances. She also called for the […]

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UK Culture Secretary calls for Russian participation to be banned at events

By Emily Wallin. UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has called for a halt to Russian participation in all UK events. Speaking in the House of Commons, Dorries said Russia would be banned from attending or participating in sporting events and called on event organizers to block Russian involvement and cancel performances. She also called for […]

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Culture Secretary pays moving tribute to Ukrainian journalists

Nadine Dorries held back tears as she thanked Ukrainian journalists who risked their lives to cover the Russian invasion. The Culture Secretary had to pause to collect herself as she paid tribute to the House of Commons. She told MPs that the audience for the BBC’s Russian-language news website had “fallen from 3.1 million to […]

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UK culture secretary accused of endangering UK media in Russia

Britain’s culture secretary has been accused of endangering British news outlets in Russia after she called on the media regulator to review the presence of Moscow-based TV channel RT in the country. Nadine Dorries has said Ofcom should take action against the broadcaster over fears it was spreading disinformation during the Ukraine crisis, prompting a […]

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BBC: UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ attack on public service broadcasting shows she is unfit for such a high office – Christine Grahame MSP

Christine Grahame However, it still does a good job providing decent radio, including World Service. Telly brings us The Green Planet and, for me, BBC 4’s Montalbano, a great detective series set in Sicily. Pay attention, that is, if you can handle the subtitles. Anyway, the decision of Nadine Dorries, the British Culture Secretary, to […]

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SNP culture secretary accuses BBC of ‘very controversial’ reporting on independence referendum

The Scottish Culture Secretary has accused the BBC of failing to meet its standards of impartiality in the independence referendum. During a debate at Holyrood called to defend the broadcaster, Angus Robertson claimed there had been some “very controversial” reporting during the campaign. Scottish Lib Dem leader Alex Cole Hamilton criticized Robertson: “The SNP are […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries signs arts deal with Saudi Arabia

The British government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi state intended to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries. Nadine Dorries, Britain’s Culture Secretary, attended the signing ceremony at the Diriyah Biennale in the Jax neighborhood on the outskirts of Riyadh. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of […]

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Culture Secretary: Says new laws will prevent Netflix from airing offensive comments after Jimmy Carr uproar

VS Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has suggested the government could pass legislation that would stop steam services from showing offensive content. The Minister was speaking in reference to jokes made by comedian Jimmy Carr in which he sheds light on the deaths of the traveling community during the Holocaust. The segment sparked a furious reaction […]

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Culture Secretary says MPs attacking PM are Remainers who want to ‘reverse Brexit’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries dismissed the growing number of censorship letters submitted to the chairman of the 1922 committee as politically motivated. She said Times Radio“There are a small number of voices, whether people who were ardent supporters of Remain, who see this as their last opportunity to reverse Brexit.” Also appearing on BBC breakfast […]

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Boris Johnson ‘feeling positive’, says Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries in BBC interview about ‘car crash’

BBC viewers described a minister’s TV appearance as ‘painful’ and a ‘car accident’. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries appeared on BBC Breakfast today (5 February). Ms Dorries, who appeared on the morning news show from her home in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, was interviewed by Gloucester-born presenter Charlie Stayt. READ […]

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Culture Secretary was embarrassing to defend PM, says festival boss

The Parklife co-founder has slammed the Culture Secretary for standing up for Boris Johnson instead of focusing on the industry, saying it was ’embarrassing’. Sacha Lord, overnight economics adviser for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), said Nadine Dorries should spend less time “in the media to save Boris’s job” and called on her to […]

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Culture secretary was embarrassing to defend PM, festival boss says

J The Parklife co-founder has slammed the Culture Secretary for standing up for Boris Johnson instead of focusing on the industry, saying it was ’embarrassing’. Sacha Lord, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) night economy adviser, said Nadine Dorries should spend less time “in the media to save Boris’s job” and called on her to […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announces major creative industries review – Deadline

The UK’s Department of Culture plans to conduct a colossal review of the country’s creative industries, incorporating film and television. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries today revealed that the book will be published this summer and is titled Sector Vision. Opening the Creative Coalition Festival 2022, Dorries said the review will have four objectives, including “how […]

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UK Culture Secretary highlights music industry regulation

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries opened the Creative Coalition virtual festival on Tuesday with a rallying speech on the creative industries, but remained silent on all questions relating to the future of broadcasters Channel 4 and the BBC. In what appeared to be a pre-recorded segment, Dorries spoke of the music industry as examples of […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries announces review of ‘sector vision’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has unveiled a ‘sector vision’ review to be released this summer as part of the government’s commitment to get up to speed. At the Creative Coalition Festival 2022, Ms Dorries revealed she intended to provide “nearly £50m” to support creative businesses across the UK. The investment includes a £21m UK Global […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries prepares in-depth report on UK creative industries | News

The UK Department for Culture, led by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, is embarking on a wide-ranging review of Britain’s creative industries and has launched a call for input from creative businesses, including the film and TV sectors. Speaking at the Creative Coalition Festival this morning (February 1), Dorries said the report will be called Sector […]

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Nadine Dorries salary: How the Culture Secretary earned £157,000 writing books

Following the resignation of former Tory MP Owen Paterson last November, MPs have come under the spotlight when it comes to their income outside Parliament. The Culture Secretary was one of several Tory politicians who he said had benefited greatly from his second job. So what exactly is his salary? As of April 1, 2020, […]

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Campaign for Aphra Behn statue in Canterbury backed by Culture Secretary as shortlist revealed

The Culture Secretary has thrown her weight behind plans to honor a pioneering author with a statue in Kent. Nadine Dorries has praised the campaign to bring a statue of Aphra Behn to Canterbury – a shortlist of potential sculptors has been revealed. Aphra Behn Known as the first professional woman writer in the English […]

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The BBC overhaul promised by the Culture Secretary can’t come soon enough

Beeb sends all the wrong signals THE BBC shake-up promised by Nadine Dorries can’t happen anytime soon. The Culture Secretary’s plan to freeze the annual license fee of £159 for two years is a great start. 3 Chief executive Tim Davie said freezing annual license fees of £159 for two years would lead to massive […]

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Culture Secretary: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Aquatics Center will leave ‘a legacy for generations’

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries visits the Sandwell Aquatics Center alongside Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds Six months away from Birmingham 2022, this is a major milestone on the road to the Commonwealth Games The world-class facilities will improve access to sport in the West Midlands and leave a lasting legacy for the region beyond the […]

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Culture Secretary says BBC license fee will be scrapped

The next BBC license fee announcement “will be the last”, the Culture Secretary has said, amid reports it will be frozen for the next two years. The annual payment, which normally changes on April 1 each year, is expected to remain at the current rate of £159 until April 2024. Nadine Dorries has indicated that […]

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Shadow culture secretary slams government royalty plans as ‘cultural vandalism’ Prolific North

Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central, has denounced Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ plan to cut BBC licensing fees, describing it as “cultural vandalism” on talkRADIO. Dorries confirmed yesterday (January 17) that licensing fees are frozen for two years, before rising in line with inflation for four years, and pledged to review licensing fees, saying it […]

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UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confirms BBC license fee freeze

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the national television license fee, which is the BBC’s main source of revenue, will be frozen at £159 ($217) a year for the next two years. It will then increase in line with inflation for the next four years. Addressing the UK parliament on Monday, Dorries also […]

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BBC TV license will be scrapped, says Culture Secretary

BBC license fees could be abolished and replaced by a government grant, with viewers paying a voluntary subscription for entertainment and sport by 2027, according to new reports detailed today. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is expected to confirm that the cost of an annual TV license – which is required to watch live TV and […]

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Government signals ‘the end of the BBC as we know it’ – shadow culture secretary

Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said the government was signaling ‘the end of the BBC as we know it’ in a ‘pathetic’ attempt to distract from Boris Johnson’s struggles over Downing Street parties . he said the £159 licensing fee was “unbelievably cheap” and slammed Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries for making an announcement on Twitter […]

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Ex-Culture Secretary Karen Bradley urges Nadine Dorries not to privatize Channel 4

The Tory MP, who served as Culture Secretary between 2016 and 2018, told Conservative website Home that the station would not have set up a national headquarters in Leeds under a privatized model. She said: “The media industry has always had a London-centric bias, and Channel 4 has been no exception. That’s why, as well […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hits out at BBC for covering anti-Semitic bus attack

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hits out at BBC over its coverage of an anti-Semitic attack targeting teenagers on a bus Nadine Dorries clashed with BBC coverage of anti-Semitic bus attack The Culture Secretary asked chief executive Tim Davie how he intended to ‘resolve the issue in a timely manner’ Dorries wrote to Mr Davie amid […]

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Shadow culture secretary calls for ‘more clarity’ on restrictions as government awaits new Omicron data

Shadow Culture Secretary Lucy Powell has called for “more clarity” over data on the Omicron variant that could trigger new restrictions in England after Christmas. Speaking to Sky News, Powell said the decision to impose new restrictions would be “finely balanced”, but that greater transparency was needed on the thresholds for the government to impose […]

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Independent community slams Culture Secretary over Omicron tweet

Dozens of freelancers from the theater community have slammed Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries following her recent tweets about the state of the arts sector. Earlier today, Dorries tweeted, saying: “I know theaters are facing challenges due to Omicron. The Culture Recovery Fund remains open and is available to theaters – of any type – for […]

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Culture Secretary kicked out of Tory Whatsapp group for backing ‘hero’ PM

Backbench Tory Steve Baker said ‘enough is enough’ after firing Ms Dorries Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has been kicked out of a group of Tory MPs on Whatsapp, after expressing her support for Boris Johnson last night following the resignation of Brexit minister Lord Frost. Vocal adviser and ardent Brexiteer Steve Baker has removed Ms […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries faces investigation over ‘little d**k’ tweet

Nadine Dorries arrives in Downing Street on September 15, 2021. (Getty/ Leon Neal) Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is facing an investigation over a tweet describing a local councilor as ‘just a misogynist with a little d**k’. According to Ely standard, Huntingdonshire District Councilor John Morris raised the 2015 tweet with the Parliamentary Standards Committee and […]

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Stanley Johnson: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says she ‘does not believe’ PM’s father inappropriately touched fellow Tory MP Caroline Nokes | Political news

A government minister has defended Stanley Johnson, calling him a ‘gentleman’ after a fellow Conservative Party MP accused the Prime Minister’s father of touching her inappropriately. Nadine Dorries, the culture secretary, said she ‘didn’t believe’ what Caroline Nokes had accused the former MEP of. In response to comments, Mrs Nokes said she was ‘sorry’ the […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries makes a shocking discovery on Channel 4

A video of Media and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries babbling after realizing Channel 4 isn’t paid by taxpayers goes viral. The Tory Secretary of State confidently suggested before a select committee that it was her job to make sure the British got their money’s worth. She said: “I would say that just because Channel 4 […]

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Culture Secretary condemns British Pop Music Awards for dropping genre categories

(Bloomberg) – Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has condemned a UK pop music awards jury’s decision to remove gender categories in 2022. The Brits Awards will be presented to Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year, replacing Best Male and Female Solo Artist and Best International Male and Female Solo Artist. Tom March, […]

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New Culture Secretary attacks left-wing critics who opposed her appointment

Nadine Dorries attacked left-wing critics who opposed his appointment as Culture Secretary, saying they had used him as “a means of political attack”. The politician, who is also a bestselling author, said there were a “vocal number” of predominantly male figures who were hostile to being given the role. Ms Dorries replaced Oliver Dowden as […]

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Britons’ decision to remove gender categories raises concerns – UK Culture Secretary

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has called it “sad” the Brit Awards’ decision to scrap the male and female categories at next year’s ceremony. She raised concerns that the move, which will instead see gender-neutral gongs, could prevent women from being “fairly represented”. It was announced on Monday that awards will be presented for Artist […]

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UK Culture Secretary ‘hasn’t made a decision’ on Channel 4’s future

UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said she has not made a decision on the future of public service broadcaster Channel 4. The UK broadcasting and production industry is worried about rumors from the UK government that it intends to sell the network. Appearing before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday, Dorries […]

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The Culture Secretary who will decide S4C’s fate says she ‘knows how popular it is in Wales’

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Nadine Dorries testifies before the Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport The Culture Secretary, who will decide the fate of Welsh-language TV channel S4C, said she “knows how popular it is in Wales”. Testifying before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Nadine Dorries said she also knew Welsh MPs “love […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries warns BBC she is listening to fee opponents

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries warns the BBC she is listening to opponents of the license fee which funds the broadcaster – and says ministers plan to make the system ‘fit for the future’ The Culture Secretary said ministers are looking at the £159 payment Former minister Alun Cairns demanded a reduction, saying it was like […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries urges tech giants to protect young people or face criminal charges

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries Online tech giants must remove “harmful” algorithms directing young people to “suicidal chat rooms” or risk steep fines and criminal prosecution, the Culture Secretary has said. Nadine Dorries has told social media companies to act now before the Online Safety Bill comes before MPs in the New Year. His remarks came […]

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Online Safety Bill: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries vows to crack down on tech companies – as leaders could be jailed for breaches | Scientific and technical news

The minister responsible for the new law regulating online behavior has told social media bosses to ‘remove your harmful algorithms today’ – or face swift criminal prosecution. Nadine Dorries said she worked with officials to do the project Online security bill harder to go after tech companies that she says “have the ability to fix […]

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Nadine Dorries: Culture Secretary urges public to use news websites to tackle big tech misinformation

The Culture Secretary called on the public to use trusted news sites in the fight against misinformation such as vaccine conspiracy theories. Nadine Dorries hailed the “well-researched and well-researched” work of journalists as “our first line of defense” against fake news such as Covid-19 “vaccine conspiracies” facilitated by tech giants. In a post supporting the […]

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Culture Secretary: Government and public must support our world-renowned news industry

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries writes in support of the news industry’s annual Journalism Matters campaign Journalism matters. It’s the theme of this week’s national campaign to celebrate the role a free press plays in British society, and it’s a powerful statement of fact. But why? It’s not just to have something entertaining to read with […]

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Why Journalism Matters by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

Journalism matters. It’s the theme of this week’s national campaign to celebrate the role a free press plays in British society, and it’s a powerful statement of fact. But why? It’s not just to have something entertaining to read with our morning bowl of cornflakes. Our democracy depends on it. Good journalism exposes wrongdoing and […]

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ fury at Nick Robinson after telling PM to ‘stop talking’

Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries has privately expressed anger at her allies after Boris Johnson was told to ‘stop talking’ during a heated debate with presenter Nick Robinson. The Culture Secretary, who took over from Oliver Dowden in the cabinet reshuffle, expressed frustration with Mr Robinson after his tense exchange with the Prime Minister on Radio […]

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Culture Secretary’s comments on class resonate in sector | News

New Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has echoed concerns that careers in the arts are the preserve of the privileged. Speaking at a Conservative Party conference this week, Dorries said ‘posh’ actors had an advantage over working-class ones. “If you want to do well as an actress – yes, I always say actress – then your […]