Many Tory MPs who ran for re-election (only two years into the parliament) are facing the harsh truths of redundancy, after their leader's majority evaporated last week.
It's a blunder many will find difficult to forgive Prime Minister Theresa May for. Those still remaining in power must now face an agreement with the DUP for a supply of votes to pass legislation - which must be very frustrating for an administration that expected an easy ride in the next parliament at the start of the campaign.
And they seem to be taking it out on the electorate.
Yesterday, a Conservative MP for Poole called a Twitter user, who questioned whether the Good Friday agreement was violated by the Conservative Party through their attempts to reach an agreement for Parliamentary votes with the DUP in Northern Ireland, a "dick".
@youlittlequilt @TimHarcourt It's not a Coalition you dick
— Sir Robert Syms MP (@Sir Robert Syms MP)
He's not the only one who has been hostile over the past few days.
A recently ousted MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, recently complained about the redundancy packages of Theresa May's advisors compared to his own.
Hope Nick Timothy & Fiona Hill enjoy the £35k redundo for < a year in Downing St. I'm getting half that for 12 years service in Commons 😏
According to a government calculator, an employee of his age on the average national wage would be entitled to only £8.557.50 (as set by the government he has been a part of for the past 12 years), which his tweet implies falls short of the redundancy package he is complaining about.
As people pointed out:
@Stewart4Pboro @LLCoolR81 @GuidoFawkes Als seeing as your crying about your redundancy package check what the rest… https://t.co/ai8VzmjMRk