Dorries: Controversial outbursts have defined her time as an MP

Dorries lashes out at “posh boys” Cameron and Osborne

Dorries lashes out at “posh boys” Cameron and Osborne

Nadine Dorries failed to improve her prospects for career advancement today when she branded David Cameron and George Osborne "two arrogant posh boys".

The Tory backbencher, who has won a reputation for career-wrecking parliamentary interventions with her outbursts in the Commons, appeared to reiterate Labour arguments that the coalition is out of touch with ordinary voters.

"There is a very tight, narrow clique of a certain group of people and what they do is they act as a barrier and prevent Cameron and Osborne and others from actually really understanding and knowing what's happening in the rest of the country," she told BBC 2's Daily Politics programme.

"I think that not only are Cameron and Osborne two posh boys who don't know the price of milk, but they are two arrogant posh boys who show no remorse, no contrition, and no passion to want to understand the lives of others – and that is their real crime."

Ms Dorries was previously humiliated in the Commons when the prime minister joked that she was "frustrated".

She nevertheless maintains strong support among right-wingers and religious groups, who value her campaigns on issues such as abortion.

Her attack on the coalition echoes that of fellow Troy backbencher David Davis, who was concerned the government appeared too "posh".