“The people who are doing this are being disloyal to the Prime Minister, the party, their constituents and the wider country.”

Nadine Dorries, The Times

January 18, 2022

Facts

The Culture Secretary said this as increasing numbers of Tory MPs called for Boris Johnson’s resignation in the wake of the Partygate scandal. 

She added: “They should judge the Prime Minister on his record of achievement. We have more people boosted, tested and more anti-virals than any country in the EU. We have the most open and fastest growing economy in the G7. He has led us out of a global pandemic to the other side. We have a responsibility to govern in a way that is stable and secure.”

But in 2018, Ms Dorries wrote an Op-Ed in the Mail calling for Theresa May’s resignation. She said: “Just over two years ago, I was delighted when the Tories elected their second woman Prime Minister. Fast forward to today and for similar reasons I feel equally regretful to say that I believe Theresa May if she doesn’t choose to resign, must be replaced and quickly.”

Verdict

Nadine Dorries criticised other MPs for calling for Mr Johnson’s resignation. She had done the very same thing less than four years before when she called on Theresa May to resign. 

We approached Nadine Dorries to give her a chance to comment, but received no response. 

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