May Takes Hammer to Four Tory Manifesto Promises

Theresa May and Philip Hammond are breaking four key 2015 manifesto promises:

Pledge: No rise in National Insurance contributions.

May / Hammond: National Insurance rise for self-employed.

Broken.

Pledge: Eliminate the deficit and start running a surplus in 2018-19.

May / Hammond: Deficit due to be eliminated in 2025/26.

Broken.

Pledge: Annual net migration in the tens of thousands.

May / Hammond: Immigration at 273,000, no prospect of this being kept.

Broken.

Pledge: Introduce a British Bill of Rights.

May / Hammond: Shelved until after Brexit.

Broken.

Some hard-of-understanding Remainers think the 2015 single market commitment should be included in this list. Obviously – though some FT / New Statesman types are clearly struggling to grasp this simple fact – the referendum provides a democratic justification and imperative for this. Nonetheless, Theresa May and Philip Hammond are breaking four major manifesto commitments…




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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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