Culture secretary Nadine Dorries turns to rap poetry
They don’t call her the culture secretary for nothing … Nadine Dorries, who certainly has her critics, has turned to rap poetry to publicise government plans to improve online safety. In a video on the social media platform TikTok she says, to background music:
“The UK is passing some new legislation
to make the internet safer for the younger generation.
It’s effectively a framework to protect internet users
from scams, illegal content and anonymous abusers …”
She goes on to ask:
“But is it true it will impact freedom of expression?
No! We put in legal protections in the 19th section”
Dorries was previously known for appearing in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of here, for which she briefly lost the Conservative party whip, and for writing novels. It surprised many when she was made culture secretary by Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle. Meanwhile the BBC said yesterday it was being forced to make big cuts, including making its popular CBBC and BBC4 channels online only.