Attacking the Cabinet’s compromise Chequers deal on EU withdrawal, Nadine Dorries insisted it had left voters disillusioned and created an opportunity for a “charismatic” figure to come forward with a new party.
The Mid-Bedfordshire MP tweeted: “The #Chequers deal has disenfranchised voters.
“People telling me at the weekend that it was ‘last straw’ and if a charismatic figure stood heading a new party, they would vote for him/her. Sounds like we could be heading for our very own Trump/Macron/Robinson.”
When challenged on social media whether she meant jailed far right activist Robinson could become prime minister, Ms Dorries said he was “reprehensible”.
The MP said: “I’m suggesting that if people remain angry with the establishment, as happened in America, we could end up with a truly reprehensible and frightening prospect as a future PM.”
Robinson, real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed for 13 months for contempt of court after filming people involved in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media.