Dorries described the prime minister and his chancellor, George Osborne, as “dangerous”, saying they were leading the Conservatives“towards defeat” at the next general election.
Dorries told BBC 5Live’s Stephen Nolan Programme: “What we have seen on Thursday was pretty bad. A year from now we have bigger local elections and unless we change dramatically what we are doing now we could see even bigger losses.
“I don’t have anything against anyone who is posh, what I do have though is a problem when arrogance is mixed with privilege and you throw bad manners into the mix, I think that is a pretty dangerous combination.”
Dorries said she was not worried if her rebellious comments meant she was stripped of the whip but argued it would “reflect badly” on the Conservative Party if that happened.
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An alternative Queen’s Speech, put together by 15 Conservative MPs.
EXTRACT – What would this week’s Queen’s speech have contained had Britain elected a Conservative government two years ago? A group of Tory MPs have drafted a mix of legislative ideas in an attempt to answer that question. John Redwood, for instance, has suggested changes to energy policy, while David Davis has proposed a prisons reform agenda.ConservativeHome.com has knitted 15 ideas from different MPs together in an alternative queen’s speech that we’re publishing on Monday and Tuesday.