Calls from his own party for the prime minister to resign in the wake of the EU referendum have been described as "a distraction" by a Conservative MP.
David Cameron was described on live television as a "profound liar" by eurosceptic Tory MP Nadine Dorries, who told ITV's Peston on Sunday show yesterday: "If Remain win by a narrow majority, or if Leave win, he’s toast within days.
“There are many issues about which David Cameron has told outright lies and the trust because of that has gone in both him and George Osborne."
But Bernard Jenkin, MP for Harwich and North Essex, said calls for Cameron to resign are just a "distraction" as the country gears up to vote on 23 June on whether or not to remain part of the European Union.
"This is all a distraction. If Leave wins I think David Cameron will be asked to stay on, albeit in a caretaker role," Jenkin told Paul Ross.
"[He will be asked to] restructure his government and get on with the job of starting the process of leaving the European Union.
"The people who've broken cover on David Cameron's leadership are not representative of the vast majority of MPs who are conducting a debate about the referendum."