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Former culture secretary Nadine Dries has announced that she will step down from her parliamentary seat at the next general election.
A loyalist to Boris Johnson, who has been a vocal critic of Rishi Sunak and his government since Rishi Sunak came in at number 10, has revealed her decision regarding her new TalkTV show.
The show doesn’t air until Friday night at 8pm, but the channel released a clip on Twitter of Dollys announcing the news.
In the clip she says:
“And the lack of solidarity, the infighting and sometimes the sheer stupidity of those who think they can sack a sitting prime minister who won more votes than Tony Blair in 1997 is a matter of less than three votes. A few years ago…
“That they can do it and that the public will allow us to do it. Unfortunately, it is this behavior that I now have to rid myself of.”
“And now I’m quitting my job, even though I’ve done it every year and loved it. Oh my God, I just said it out loud, there’s no going back.”
Representing Mid Bedfordshire, Mr Dries has been a Member of Parliament since 2005.
The former minister argued that three years of Tory rule was “down the drain” among many policy shifts when he took over from Mr Johnson’s successor, Liz Truss, in the past. criticized Mr. Sunak’s leadership. This included the decision not to privatize Channel 4.
In a recent episode of her TalkTV show, she described Mr. Sunak as “some kind of submarine prime minister.”
“He’s not on the front lines making cases…he’s invisible,” she said.