Goodbye Cameron

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Was David Cameron the architect of his own political downfall?

He told the nation on the steps of 10 Downing Street that he had left Britain ‘much stronger’ after his six years in office, that he was proud of reducing the deficit, introducing the gay marriage law, increasing international aid spending and cutting waiting lists for NHS treatments.

What happened to those promises he made to us in the Tory manifesto of 2010?

He promised to reduce net migration to below 100,000 by 2015.

He failed on that, failed to keep pace with the huge demand for housing stock, failed to protect businesses and homes from the risk of flooding and supported fracking against the wishes of thousands of people.

His government was forced into embarrassing U-turns on cuts to family tax credits, disability benefits and plans to force all schools to become academies.

The benefit cuts he administered to the sick and disabled angered many people and those families on low incomes have struggled to make ends meet while he rewarded the rich and well-off with tax breaks.

The final chapter of David Cameron’s legacy will, of course, be dominated by his huge misjudgment of the electorate.

He sincerely thought he could persuade the British people to vote to stay in the European Union and this backfired.

Mr Cameron pandered to his eurosceptic MPs at Westminster and the fear of the rise of UKIP.

This proved to be a reckless gamble that failed big style.

Our former Prime Minister was finally defeated by the business of politics.

He took an almighty risk and in the end he lost it all.

Goodbye David Cameron.

John Yale

High Green