The UK’s most senior civil servant, Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, has submitted a report to Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle regarding allegations that Nadine Dorries sent “forceful” messages about her exclusion from Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list.
During a session of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, MP William Wragg questioned Simon Case about whether he was aware of any assertive communications from Nadine Dorries to senior civil servants.
These messages reportedly expressed her intention to use her platform in the Commons and on her television programme to uncover the reasons behind her exclusion from a peerage. Mr. Case confirmed that he was aware of such communications and had flagged them to both the chief whip and the Speaker of the House.
Simon Case also mentioned that he sought legal advice to determine if these communications breached any laws related to the interference in the honours system.
However, a friend of Nadine Dorries strongly denied the claims of “forceful” messages, describing them as complete nonsense. The friend asserted that while Nadine Dorries may have been upset about the treatment she received, she is not aggressive and believes she has been poorly treated.
Nadine Dorries has accused Rishi Sunak of blocking her peerage, an allegation that Downing Street has refuted. Following her omission from Boris Johnson’s honours list, she announced her resignation as an MP.
However, she has yet to formally step down from her Mid Bedfordshire seat as she seeks clarification regarding the missing peerage.
In a separate development, it has been confirmed that Nadine Dorries has written a book titled “The Plot: The Political Assassination Of Boris Johnson.”
The book, based on conversations with Cabinet ministers, civil servants, and party officials, explores a perceived “fault line” within the Conservative Party. HarperCollins has provided Nadine Dorries with a partial advance of £20,500 for the publication.
“The Plot” is scheduled to be released on September 28, just three days before the start of the Conservative Party conference, posing a potential challenge for Rishi Sunak.