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Watch: David Cameron appears to blast Chancellor’s ‘stupid’ National Insurance rise

10 March 2017

9:10 AM

10 March 2017

9:10 AM

As Philip Hammond faces a second day of negative headlines over his decision to break a 2015 Tory manifesto pledge and raise National Insurance for the self-employed, he can take heart that the latest YouGov poll gives the Conservatives a 19-point-lead. Still, not everyone in his party is pleased.

On top of the growing number of Tory MPs letting known their dismay over the move, is David Cameron also rather unimpressed? Mr S only asks after ITV’s Chris Ship shared a video of David Cameron talking to Michael Fallon at yesterday’s Iraq service. Cameron appears to say something along the lines of ‘breaking a manifesto promise, how stupid can you get?’ Other interpretations will be gratefully received by Mr S.


Still, given that the former Prime Minister is no longer an MP so cannot rebel in the Commons in the future, Mr S suspects it’s the least of the government’s worries.


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