Backbench Tory Steve Baker said ‘enough is enough’ after firing Ms Dorries
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has been kicked out of a group of Tory MPs on Whatsapp, after expressing her support for Boris Johnson last night following the resignation of Brexit minister Lord Frost.
Vocal adviser and ardent Brexiteer Steve Baker has removed Ms Dorries from the Tory Whatsapp chat, after hailing the Prime Minister as a ‘hero’, Sky News reported
Tory MPs have expressed concern following Lord Frost’s resignation after many remarked it had been the Prime Minister’s worst week in office.
Theresa Villiers, former secretary for Northern Ireland, called Lord Frost’s exit “very worrying”, in the panel discussion.
Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, said it was a “disaster”.
He said Lord Frost was worried about the “political direction” of the government, as were many other Tory backbenchers.
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Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, another backbench Tory, claimed it was an “additional hammer blow” for the Prime Minister.
He said Mr Johnson needed an adviser he could trust.
Sir Geoffrey argued that a leadership challenge must ‘be on the cards’ following the rebellion against the government against Plan B Covid restrictions.
However, he did not call any in the group chat.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries came to the Prime Minister’s aid: “The hero is the Prime Minister who delivered Brexit.
‘I am aware, as someone said today, that regicide is in the Conservative Party’s DNA, but a little loyalty to the person who won an 83 majority and delivered Brexit does not wouldn’t hurt.”
Mr Baker dropped her from the group shortly afterwards, saying: “Enough is enough”.
Mr. Brigden chimed in, “About time, thank you Steve.”