Britain’s Conservative MP Nadine Dorries.
Mon May 7, 2012 12:35PM GMT
Disastrous council election results in Britain are piling growing pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron with Tory rebels signaling a ‘vote of no confidence’, local media reported.
Outspoken critics from within his own ranks have already launched a string of verbal attacks on Cameron and his coalition government with Conservative rebel Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, saying that there was a strong chance the Prime Minister would be out by Christmas, British media reported.
“According to the rules of the backbench 1922 Committee, in order for David Cameron’s position as leader to be challenged, the chairman of the committee needs to receive 46 signatures from Conservative MPs to signal a vote of no confidence”, Nadine Dorries MP wrote in an article for theDaily Mail.
“I would guess that those signatures are already coming in and will reach 46 by Christmas”, she said adding that “I understood this to mean 15 percent of the Tory backbenchers, but I suppose it comes to the same amount of people”.
“They were really angry about the referendum debate on the EU when David Cameron said we would have a referendum in/out of the EU before the election. He has since reneged on that promise as well as repealing the Human Rights Act where we are not able to kick out undesirables from our country. He should never get elected in any constituency again, he is a liar and a fraud”, said the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire.
“While Britons scream out for strong policies on law and order, a stable NHS and an in-out referendum on Europe to cut us free from basket-case Southern European economies, Cameron makes gay marriage and Lords reform his priorities”, she added.
Meanwhile, respected veteran Lord Ryder, John Major’s former chief whip, warned Cameron he “won’t be the master of his own destiny for very much longer” if he failed to “take a grip”.