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.
I could be wrong-but at Iraq service today, it seems to me Cameron is saying something about "manifesto" and "stupid". You decide… pic.twitter.com/ZuhYZ7F2yC
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) March 9, 2017
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.