Dorries slams “arrogant posh boys” Cameron and Osborne

April 23, 2012 11:54 am

  • Max Atkinson

    I’d have thought it rather dangerous ground for LabourList to feature this kind of stuff – when the Labour Party is now headed by so many Oxbridge educated yuppies like Miliband, Balls, Cooper, Burnham etc.)

    • Brumanuensis

      Whilst the current crop of Labour front-benchers are rather more middle-class than in the past, there’s no comparison between any of them, and Cameron and Osborne’s personal wealth. Or indeed a large share of the Conservative front-bench.

  • Richard Stay

    Is this not a strange story for Labour to be promoting? Not sure any of the main political parties can claim to be entirely posh free zones?

    • treborc1

       Unless of course they are paving the way for her to cross over, she could then sit next to Miliband as a minister for  ?.

  • treborc1

    She is not happy with Cameron for his   answer at PMQ’s a over her failed abortion idea, women scorned and all that.

    If she feels so seriously about it take a walk to the labour side, she can then accuse Miliband.

  • Mark Myword

    I suspect that this woman has been told that she is not being favoured by her party for a safe seat after the boundary review. That, together with Cameron’s comment at PMQs, has triggered a maelstrom of anger,bitterness, and spite. She is dangerous and labour should steer well clear – let her go to UKIP – that seems closest to her natural home.

  • Mike Homfray

    Defection to UKIP being planned?

  • http://twitter.com/gonzozzz dave stone

    Ms Dorries’ political judgments are always entirely convincing but with this, it has to be said, she has hit the mark and shown herself to be faultlessly perceptive.

    • AlanGiles

      I suppose this means that from now on Ms Dorries will not be getting a Xmas card from Guy M, who will come to the conclusion that she is a Marxist “Lower class” envious “nut”
      :-)

  • Brumanuensis

    It’s a shame Nadine Dorries is saying this. If it was Sir Malcolm Rifkind, I might get a bit more excited. Although it would be an odd thing for Sir Malcolm to say.

    How about Tebbit? The Chingford Skinhead has been known to be pretty hard on the gruesome two-some.  

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