A smug-faced Chancellor Osborne lived up to his Mr Bean looks Wednesday delivering another crackpot budget.
The spin and hyperbole were as always spot on but as usual the devil is in the detail and it did not take long for the July 8 budget to be ripped apart at the seams.
Young people took a huge financial hit in the budget but so did the 'working poor'.
Unless you are earning a wage that takes you out of benefit entitlements entirely expect a hit.
You can be quite well off and still get free school meals for your child until they reach a certain age and that one is thanks to the previous coalition government. Whether it will be maintained in the long run who can tell. You can also get up to 30 hours of free childcare, announced July 8, but there the 'generosity' toward families ends.
From April if you dare to have a third child while in receipt of benefits it will be ignored. There will be no additional benefits to help with the cost of the child. If after April you become unemployed and already have more than two kids the same applies.
Will the first instance increase the number of pregnancy terminations in the UK?
Iain Duncan Smith, the loathsome man behind most of the welfare cuts, is a father of four. His wife is Elizabeth "Betsy" Fremantle, daughter of the 5th Baron Cottesloe and they live in a country house belonging to his father-in-law's estate in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire. His wealth is estimated in excess of £1m, and it continues to grow by after-dinner speaking for a fee.
That brief bio illustrates why this man can never relate to the ordinary working public of the UK.
He was challenged to live on £7.57 a day, or £53 a week after saying it was easy for people to do so. He refused and became petulant. More recently he made headlines after it was revealed he claimed £39 for a breakfast on his parliamentary expenses.
On July 1 we reported Iain Duncan Smith’s official parliamentary credit card was suspended after he ran up more than £1,000 in expenses debts, according to records.
In other words he hasn't a clue how most people live.
He was kept in the shadows during the 2015 Tory election campaign as he is universally disliked.
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There have been a series of pre budget leaks and predictions about what the Chancellor's budget will deliver Wednesday but some indicate it will remain more about hitting the poorest of the UK.
As the Guardian reported Friday "Inheritance tax giveaway to feature in first Tory budget alongside welfare cuts". All but the wealthiest households in the UK will be lifted out of inheritance tax.
Once again Tory priorities are telling.
"Budget to cut 'housing subsidies' for higher earners" reports the BBC which may hit some Tory voters but think about it. The fat-cats of the UK do not live in social housing do they?
Of course any newly elected government wants to keep at least some of its core promises to keep its voters on board. If you have been elected on a series of promises and fail on each one the electorate should remember the next time you want their support.
In the run-up to the 2010 General Election the Tories promised they would not raise VAT, value added tax, but it was one of the first things they did. It was raised to 20% where it remains with little likelihood of a reduction but every chance of a further increase maybe indirectly by what comes under the VAT umbrella.
But VAT was never going to be high on the agenda of hard-line Tory voters.
It is something that again hits the poorer sections of the UK and is indirect taxation which is glossed over when the Chancellor announces other direct taxation cuts.
Osborne is good at political spin and he was on top form as far as that goes Sunday; he faced few if any real challenges from Andrew Marr which of course helped.
The Welfare budget will be capped at £23,000 in Wednesday's budget but it will be less outside of London. That is a reduction from £26,000 with obvious implications.
While that may sound a lot it is a misleading figure.
We are all individuals with individual needs.
What will say it all about his new government is if the expected 'welfare' or to give it its proper name 'social security' cuts include attacks on the incomes of vulnerable and disabled people.
"Separately, the chancellor is under pressure from a group of about 160 Conservatives to reduce the top rate of tax further for those earning more than £150,000 a year from 45p to either 42p or 40p" but will he feel able to deliver that while announcing Social Security cuts worth £12 billion or more?
This is Osborne's first pure and simple Tory budget; previously he has been held in check by Liberal Democrats who were part of a five-year coalition.
This budget is down to Osborne, with a little help from PM David Cameron as he noted Sunday; but who else is pulling the Tory strings?
Follow the money trail to find an answer to that one.
At the G7 summit this weekend US President Obama has once again said he hopes the UK will remain in the EU, but of course ultimately it will be down to the people.
If Cameron is true to his word and holds a straight forward in / out vote he could be scuppered from many sides.
Nigel Farage and Ukip may not have enjoyed the electoral success predicted in 2015 but they are still an issue. Farage has said it is time for his party to begin campaigning from their long time aim of Britain quitting Europe.
At least 50 Eurosceptic Tory MPs could play havoc with the referendum. If they are made to push the yes vote or resign the Tory majority could take a bashing, especially if those involved simply jump ship and run to Ukip.
Then there is the unpredictable electorate.
The Tories won the 2015 General Election against the odds. Before any EU referendum that party plans to dole out tough austerity measures and handouts for big business and the very wealthy.
A disheartened electorate may decide it is time for payback and vote out of awkwardness.
Let's face it how many of the poor and vulnerable of the UK have a vested interest in the EU.
So we are in for interesting times as Cameron and his government look for the best time to hold an EU referendum. They will as usual expect that voters have forgotten even fairly recent pain and will be swayed by current news.
And sadly all too often that is the case.
According to the Independent "David Cameron warned 100 Tory MPs will vote for UK to leave Union unless he wins reforms."
Having voted against EU membership as a young voter years ago this time around I am taking a leaf out of the books of many others in Britain and not bothering to vote.
If people had not fallen for electoral spin and massaged figures in 2015 we would not have a Tory government but we do; that government plans to reintroduce fox-hunting, attack our human rights and snoop on us all big time.
I cannot vote to try to remove them for five years.
So why should I vote to stay in the EU and help Mr Cameron; why should I even join in?
I will take the approach of some younger people and step away from the referendum.
At an age when, for me, there will be less future than past it is time to step aside and for young people to get off their backsides and become politically involved.
I shall of course write and rant about the EU referendum but as I do not support Mr Cameron and his government in any way I shall not vote.
For once in politics I am taking the selfish could not careless attitude.
Probably in an effort to please all sides David Cameron back pedalled away from his demand that Tory MPS who do not support a yes vote resign almost as quickly as he had rode into the row.
Number 10 officials have tried to play down Cameron's comments at the G7 summit picked by the mainstream media and widely circulated.
As usual the PM has tried to shift the blame elsewhere. "The Prime Minister's spokeswoman said there had been an "over-interpretation" of his words and he had only been talking about ministers backing the renegotiation talks - and not the referendum" reports Sky News.
Cameron had said though "If you want to be part of the Government, you have to take the view that we are engaged in an exercise of renegotiation to have a referendum that will lead to a successful outcome. "Everyone in government has signed up to the programme set out in the Conservative manifesto."
Conservative MP David Davis told Sky News: "It would be quite wrong for somebody who, in all conscience, believes we should leave to be told you cannot say that, you cannot do that, just because you are a minister."