Op-ed: On April 29, 2015, days ahead of the UK General Election we wrote "Desperate David Cameron has announced yet another election promise. This time the Tories are promising to put into law a ban on various increases within 100 days of coming to office."
And on that score he was true to his word.
Our report was titled "Cameron unfunded tax lock promise" and it seems we were spot on.
Saturday the mainstream media are reporting Ameet Gill, an aide who ran Cameron's Downing Street events planning, has called the tax-lock promise "probably the dumbest economic policy ever."
In April 2015 the Labour Party, with Ed Miliband as its leader, described that promise as a "last-minute" gimmick" adding it would make tackling the deficit more difficult.
But the Tories were always going to fulfil election promises to fat friends and the poor and vulnerable were always going to be financially hit.
In late April the FT said Cameron would announce "a law banning any rise in income tax, VAT or national insurance in the next parliament, in a highly unusual move that would severely restrict the Treasury’s room to manoeuvre if he won a second term."
But the 2015 Tory manifesto was always a work of fiction.
Many voters take a political manifesto as a series of pledges or promises when in reality some politicians use it as ideas, possible plans or simply a way to say anything to win votes.
What is always telling is what becomes reality following an election win, what is conveniently forgotten and what is overturned.
BRexit is Cameron's legacy.
In 2015 he vowed to step down but stay in offce until the next scheduled election planned for 2020. He promised the electorate a referendum on EU membership and kept his word on that score.
But when a majority voted for BRexit he chickened out, again, and ran. First he quit as Prime Minister before resigning his Witney seat.
So some promises met others broken.
The country now has an unelected PM Theresa May. She has a new cabinet. A year after a general election the country is being governed by a group of people who are fairly clueless on BRexit and who are considering unknown changes.
We are weeks away from Philip Hammond's first budget as Tory Chancellor. That Autumn Statement to Parliament is scheduled for November 23, 2016.
Manifestos may be flawed but they provide an idea of the direction a government may go.
We the people have no idea what Ms May's manifesto is.
On November 23, 2016, we may get some idea of what Ms May and her government plan for us all.
Watch out for smoke and mirrors though plus spin and hyperbole as the Tories try to protect "them that has" at the expense of the rest of us.
Exchanging military between countries is not new but as Alex Salmond, SNP, pointed out on UK TV news Friday there are many things to consider. He used an example of British forces being exchanged in a similar way in the 60s and being used to bomb Vietnam in an American war.
Some will say Islamic State affects or may affect us all and we should be united in our action against that terror organisation; however technically President Bashir al-Assad is still the leader of Syria and launching bombing strikes into his country without consent or approval sets a dangerous precedent.
Salmond also pointed out the possible scenarios if a British RAF pilot was downed in Syria and captured by a terror group, especially before people were aware the country was involved in the Syrian raids.
UK PM David Cameron knew that British pilots were involved in bombing raids in Syria but who else was kept in the loop? Did senior British Royals, Tory MP's and other MP's know what was happening?
Either way since when did the role of PM of the UK include a carte blanche to act at will?
On Tuesday acting Labour Party leader Harriet Harman attended a NSC meeting. The Daily Telegraph has confirmed that "neither Harriet Harman, the acting leader, nor Vernon Coaker, the shadow defence secretary, were briefed about the British involvement when the pair attended the National Security Council."
Seems David Cameron, especially now he has been freed from the restraints of coalition government, prefers the 'little dictator' approach.
The MoD tried a double bluff but failed. As BBC News reports:
UK pilots are not currently taking part in the region, the MoD said, but ministers would have been aware of their recent role - and the prime minister's spokeswoman confirmed David Cameron had known.
We should all be grateful for the Freedom of Information Act and do our best to protect it.
Early this week he pulled a scheduled debate and 'free' parliamentary' vote on watering down the Hunting Act when it became certain the Tories would lose the vote.
Western politicians talk a great deal about democracy and encouraging it in many countries but seem to want to act independently as it suits. Well Mr Cameron that is not democracy.