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.
Opinion: Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.
Those words of Bill Shakespeare may have been written years ago but they remain as true as ever; I sometimes wonder if they are an unofficial mantra of many British politicians.
If you tuned in to Marr on BBC1 or Peston on Sunday on ITV you will have watched a series of politicians, current and former leading players, ducking and diving as they spun and spun again.
Retired these days in some ways every day is Sunday for us but if you work your weekend should be too precious to waste on Sunday politics.
Even so today it was a brief watch of both shows in our household.
The big story coming out of Peston on Sunday was David Cameron is toast
According to Tory MP Nadine Dorries she is one of a number of Conservative politicians calling for Cameron to quit.
Letters are being sent to the Tory 1922 committee aiming to seal Cameron's political fate. It will need 50 letters and individuals to instigate a Tory Party leadership challenge.
PM David Cameron fought a general election in 2015 on the basis he would serve a full term, near enough, but step down sometime before the electorate goes to the polls again in 2020.
Dorries however says his position as PM and leader of the Tory Party is no longer credible. How it plays out will depend on the result of the EU in / out referendum.
She believes a vote for BRexit will result in Cameron being quickly shown the door. If we remain but the vote is close Dorries still believes Cameron will soon be removed from office.
One certainty is the Tory Party is broken beyond repair.
Dorries called David Cameron and George Osborne downright liars Sunday saying neither can realistically survive the EU referendum.
And if Ms Dorries has called it right Cameron will be replaced by dangerous buffoon Boris Johnson.
If Trump is elected the next POTUS satirists will have a field day.
Former Minister for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, also appearing on Peston, stuck the knife in further but was non-committal on an early post EU referendum Tory Party leadership challenge.
Duncan Smith stepped down from his role at the DWP in floods of crocodile tears in order to support the BRexit campaign. His attempts at distancing himself from his ministerial role in order to play Mr Nice Guy continue to fail miserably.
Sadiq Khan on Peston was a mixed bag
What to make of Mr Khan?
For me he came across as someone trying to please everyone.
I guess that his is the right approach for a new London Mayor as he represents cross-party politics Londoners and London.
Or is it?
He was in some ways all over the place supporting Jeremy Corbyn vaguely, calling on others in the party to support him, dodging bullets fired earlier by Tony Blair, but sounding a little too familiar when talking about Chancellor Osborne and Cameron.
It was a diplomatic interview. By the end he had almost won me over.
But then there was Tony Blair
Blair popped up this weekend in the press, on radio and on the Andrew Marr Sunday but was he a welcome guest?
On Marr former PM Tony Blair tried a damage limitations exercise regarding Saturday's headlines that a Corbyn government would be a dangerous experiment, according to Tony.
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis also appearing on Marr summed up Blair's interview by saying at the end of the show it was hesitant. Yes Blair's words were measured, scripted and spun.
His claim that his radio interview Saturday which had sparked the damning headlines on Corbyn was not directed at the Labour Party leader was bunkum.
Overall the two political shows centred on the EU ref but surely the big story is King David is dead long live whoever?
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