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MPs' expenses: David Cameron disowns Nadine Dorries who pleaded for sympathy

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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  • Hell hath no fury.

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  • Isn't it funny how when people get caught doing something wrong they play the " blame game ".
    Blame someone or something else for it. It's high time that we held our politicians accountable for their actions. STOP spending our money.

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  • this is one sanctimonious mother .. the only choice she and her fellow mp's should have is whether they prefer nylon rope, sisal or piano wire ...

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