Nadine Dorries suggests Liz Truss should call a general election if Channel 4 isn't privatised
The former culture secretary, who backed Ms Truss in the Tory leadership election, said there was “widespread dismay” about the Prime Minister’s approach.
She highlighted areas that had been her responsibility which had now been paused – including the sale of Channel 4 and the Online Safety Bill.
She tweeted: “Widespread dismay at the fact that three years of work has effectively been put on hold.
“No one asked for this. C4 sale, online safety, BBC licence fee review, all signed off by Cabinet all ready to go, all stopped.
“If Liz wants a whole new mandate, she must take [it] to the country.”
Ms Dorries was asked by Ms Truss to stay on as culture secretary but chose instead to return to the backbenches when the new Prime Minister took over.
It comes after Michelle Donelan, her successor as Culture Secretary, said that she was “re-examining the business case” for the privatisation of the broadcaster, but did not mention any further details about the broadcaster in her speech at Conservative Party conference in Birmingham yesterday.
Recent polling suggests that if the Tories did go to the polls to secure a fresh mandate for Liz Truss to continue with her economic plan, then they would not only lose, but hand a sizeable majority to the Labour Party.
Two separate polls yesterday showed Sir Keir Starmer’s party had somewhere between a 25 and 28 point lead over the Conservatives, some of the biggest polling leads ever recorded by any party.