Nadine Dorries calls Rishi Sunak a 'privileged posh boy'
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been accused of holding constituents “hostage” after delaying her resignation to investigate why she was denied a peerage.
The former culture secretary has been open about her expectations of receiving a peerage into the House of Lords following the resignation of Boris Johnson, for whom she was a strong ally throughout his various controversies as PM and beyond.
Dorries had expected to appear on Johnson’s resignation honours list and she has since accused current prime minister Rishi Sunak’s team of removing her name from it.
Last week, Dorries announced she would resign with “immediate effect” from her seat as MP Mid Bedfordshire but appears to have done a U-turn.
Now, Dorries claims she plans to delay her resignation as she conducts an “inquiry” into why she was not given the honour.
In a Twitter thread, Dorries explained that she has “requested copies of WhatsApps, text messages, all emails and minutes of meetings both formal and informal with names of senior figures unredacted” from the House of Lords Appointments Commission (HOLAC), Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Office.
\u201c\ud83e\uddf5 \nThere is much speculation about the time at which I become appointed the bailiff of Northstead Manor, as part of the arcane resignation process when standing down as an MP.\u201d
— Rt Hon Nadine Dorries (@Rt Hon Nadine Dorries)
It’s fair to say, onlookers had a lot to say about Dorries and her decision to remain an MP while she investigates her own missing peerage.
One person wrote: “This is one of the most tragic, self-indulgent, cringe-ridden diatribes I’ve ever had the misfortune to read. I’m not entirely sure how Dorries could humiliate herself any further.
“That said, I haven’t read any of her books.”
\u201cThis is one of the most tragic, self-indulgent, cringe-ridden diatribes I\u2019ve ever had the misfortune to read. I\u2019m not entirely sure how Dorries could humiliate herself any further.\n\nThat said, I haven\u2019t read any of her books.\u201d
— getnorthern - \u201ca discrace to Britain\u201d, \u201cshitbag\u201d. (@getnorthern - \u201ca discrace to Britain\u201d, \u201cshitbag\u201d.)
Another accused her of holding her Mid Bedfordshire “hostage”.
They wrote: “Nadine Dorries continues to hold her Mid Bedfordshire constituents hostage while she is now paid as an MP to hold her own inquiry into why she was denied a place in the HoL. Staggering levels of shame and arrogance on display here.”
\u201cNadine Dorries continues to hold her Mid Bedfordshire constituents hostage while she is now paid as an MP to hold her own inquiry into why she was denied a place in the HoL. Staggering levels of shame and arrogance on display here.\u201d