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.
The Tories are a wealthy political party, with many billionaire donors who want the UK to stay in the EU and there have been worries that without 'purdah' rules in place they could swing the 'stay or leave the EU' vote their way (some would say like buying the 2015 General Election).
Thirty-seven 'Eurosceptic' Tory members of the Commons joined forces with opposition MPs from Labour and the SNP to reject proposed rules for a European Union membership referendum.
The vote was tight at 312-285 but it was Cameron's first defeat since winning the May 2015 election. It should be viewed by Cameron as a lesson from history-Tory party splits over Europe does not bode well for Cameron if you consider Conservative party history.
The Conservatives may have formed a majority government but their grip on power relies on party members obeying the party-line and opposition parties disagreeing among themselves.
But even if a bill scrapes through the Commons it could easily be defeated in the House of Lords; Cameron is trying to redress the Labour Tory balance in the Lords but at this time his party are outnumbered even though the Lords is stuffed to the rafters with members draining taxpayer money.
Mr Cameron's lost vote:
Any guesses how soon before the Tories try to remove 'purdah' rules from law?
Tory pro EU MPs were happy with Cameron's proposals before they were dismissed Monday in the lost vote. For once I will let a Tory have the last word via BBC News as Cameron was accused by "Tory Eurosceptic MP Sir Edward Leigh of offering "legalistic claptrap" in a bid to avoid a Commons defeat. Sir Edward said the process must be "considered to be fair" and argued for Labour's amendment - which reinstated the full purdah rules in the bill - to be accepted."