Nadine Dorries thinks the internet is 10 years old and it’s a hilarious(ly depressing) watch
Nadine Dorries has been giving so many car crash interviews of late that it won’t be too long before people involved in a car crash refer to it as ‘having a Nadine Dorries’.
And yes, the culture secretary has been at it again with this interview in which she appears to think the internet is 10 years old.
Hard to believe, we know, and she can’t possibly believe this, right? And yet …
— Niall Quinn (@niallquinn1990) February 5, 2022
It’s this sort of deep background knowledge that obviously landed her the culture gig (Dorries was discussing the online safety bill and Jimmy Carr’s widely-condemned joke on his Netflix special.
And it prompted no end of responses on the 10-year-old internet, as you might imagine. Here are our favourites.
The fact I still feel imposter syndrome even after earning the world’s first known PhD on Digital Diplomacy is absurd. While Nadine Dorries, the Sect of State for Digital, Media and Culture can confidently state on live TV that the Internet is 10 years old.pic.twitter.com/vONqgfYN5Q
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) February 5, 2022
As Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries is responsible for the digital economy and the internet. Only someone with her detailed understanding would know that the internet was invented in 2012. pic.twitter.com/eFBXgdcxhD
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) February 5, 2022
— Luke McGee (@lukemcgee) February 5, 2022
Nadine Dorries: “we’ve had 10 years of the internet”
The Internet: Email started in 1965…
— Opining Now (@OpiningNow) February 5, 2022
Nadine Dorres thinks the internet is 10 YEARS OLD. This is also the woman trying to defund the BBC who thinks channel 4 is publicly funded also.
She’s in charge of this shit.
I’m volunteering to do her job. I guarantee I’m less drunk and better informed without trying much.
— Georgie Bingham (@georgiebingham) February 5, 2022
Happy Birthday to the internet! Double figures at last! pic.twitter.com/FSIZxiQEjQ
— Sooz Kempner (@SoozUK) February 6, 2022
my Mastermind specialist subject would definitely be “the interviews of Nadine Dorries”
— dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@davemacladd) February 5, 2022
I think what she means is that Nadine has had 10 years of the Internet. pic.twitter.com/4U8osiL86X
— Mrs Nigel Farage (@MrsNigel) February 5, 2022
Whenever you feel like an imposter in your job, remember the Secretary of State for Digital, Media and Culture thinks the Internet is 10 pic.twitter.com/C6FumScEUW
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 5, 2022
To conclude, this evergreen ….
Actual dialogue in this house:
“Have you seen the latest Nadine?”
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) February 5, 2022
Source Twitter @niallquinn1990