Nadine Dorries lashed out at Iain Duncan Smith tonight for claiming to have resigned on a point of principle, just days after begging her to vote for cuts to disability benefits.
The outspoken backbencher took to Twitter just minutes after the former welfare-slasher sensationally quit from his role as Work and Pensions Secretary.
She wrote: “Stunned at IDS resignation letter. I was about to vote against ESA cuts when he sought me out – he personally and angrily begged me not to.
“Promised me he was introducing a white paper which guaranteed enhanced and more easily accessible benefits for the seriously disabled.
“Told me he was angry I was rebelling because it was his bill and reflected on him and now he resigns bcse disability cuts a step too far.
“Said the paper would include automatic enhanced benefit qualification for a long list of disabilities including AIDS, MS, RA, MND etc.
“I am angry that he made me vote for something I did not want to vote for, bribing me with a promise and now HE resigns.”
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