Nadine Dorries tweeted this statement after she announced that the BBC’s licence fee will be frozen.
Just days earlier in the House of Commons, Ms Dorries herself stated: “The BBC confirmed recently that no enforcement action has been taken against anyone over 75 years of age at this stage.”
We approached Nadine Dorries to give her a chance to comment, but received no response.
Anyone reading Dorries’ Tweet would naturally believe that the elderly were being threatened with “prison sentences and bailiffs knocking on doors.” Yet only a few days before she had told Parliament that “no enforcement action” had been taken against anyone over 75 years old. A misleading statement from Nadine Dorries.