Oh dear. As No 10 attempt to stop more Commons rebellions today on the customs bill, relations between Tory Remain rebels and Tory Brexiteers have hit an all-time low – and that’s saying something.
Appearing on the Daily Politics, Nadine Dorries launched a broadside against Anna Soubry over her comments in the Chamber on Monday – when the Tory MP accused her Brexiteer colleagues with a ‘gold-plated pension and inherited wealth’ of backing Brexit to the detriment of people’s jobs.
One such Brexiteer colleague’s response? Dorries just described it as ‘one of the worst moments that we have ever seen or witnessed in the chamber’.
“No longer anger, they have just lost the plot” @nadinedorries on Anna Soubry speech calling it “one of the worst moments that we have ever seen or witnessed in the chamber” #bbcdp pic.twitter.com/gIwwooK5nP
— BBC Daily Politics and Sunday Politics (@daily_politics) July 17, 2018
With Soubry and co expected to rebel against the government this afternoon and back an amendment calling for a customs union, Dorries’ comments have done little to calm tensions between the two camps.