Digital secretary Nadine Dorries has been booted out of a Whatsapp group for Conservative MPs after she defended Boris Johnson.
Conservative backbencher and vocal Brexit proponent Steve Baker removed Nadine Dorries from a Whatsapp group saying “enough is enough” after she defended Johnson amid a discussion about Lord Frost’s resignation.
Last night, key Brexit negotiator and Boris Johnson’s ally Lord Frost announced he would resign over concerns about the direction of government policy on Covid and taxation.
In leaked Whatsapp messages Andrew Bridgen, the MP for North West Leicestershire, said: “It’s a disaster. Lord Frost was concerned about the policy direction of the government. So are most of the Conservative backbenchers.”
“The hero is the Prime Minister who delivered Brexit,” replied Dorries. “I’m aware as someone said today that regicide is in the DNA of the Conservative party, but a bit of loyalty to the person who won an 83 majority and delivered Brexit wouldn’t go amiss.”
The Whatsapp messages show that Steve Baker then removed Dorries from the chat saying “enough is enough.”
Andrew Bridgen MP replied, “about time, thanks Steve.”
The exchange is indicative of the mood amongst Conservative backbenchers. Earlier this week Boris faced a serious challenge to his leadership when 99 Conservative MPs voted against the government’s proposed lockdown restrictions. The measures were passed with Labour’s support.