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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 Dorries delivers rhymes like: ‘The UK is passing new legislation / To make the internet safer for the younger generation.

“It is indeed a framework to protect Internet users / Against scams, illegal content and anonymous attackers.”

His performance was met with a mixed reaction in the comments, with one asking, “Are we living in a cartoon?

Otto English wrote on Twitter: “Think someone put acid in my toothpaste.”

Another posted: “INTERNET SAFETY WARNING: There is a link claiming to take you to a TikTok of Nadine Dorries rapping. Do not click on the link. This brings you to a TikTok of Nadine Dorries rapping.

Matthew Lesh, head of a free market think tank, said: “This Nadine Dorries ‘rap’ is very emotionally upsetting and has no reasonable excuse. Fortunately, this will soon be illegal under the new harm-based communication offense in the Online Safety Bill.

The TikTok arrived as news broke that BBC Four and CBBC will no longer be broadcast as traditional broadcast channels.

Channel 4 also hit back at Ms Dorries’ tweet that her privatization attempt was ‘freeing up Channel 4’ to be able to raise investment to invest in programming.

Channel 4’s press office responded with a clarification, writing: “A proposal has been made, in response to a request from DCMS, showing how C4 could potentially raise a small amount of outside capital.

“C4 is in excellent financial health and does not want or need to raise outside capital to finance its future projects.”