David Cameron has disowned the Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries, who claimed that MPs were being pushed to breaking point by the “torture” of having their expenses claims made public.
Miss Dorries accused The Telegraph of launching “McCarthyite witch hunts” against MPs and suggested that the prospect of having their expenses published had left many of them “beginning to crack”.
Her apparent call for public sympathy for MPs prompted a series of angry responses from listeners and was publicly dismissed by Mr Cameron in a separate BBC radio interview hours later.
He said: “Of course MPs are concerned about what is happening but, frankly, MPs ought to be concerned about what their constituents think and ought to be worrying about the people who put us where we are.”
A Tory party spokesman added: “Nadine Dorries’s comments were made without the authorisation o
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