The sheer hypocrisy of pro-Brexit Conservatives was laid bare yesterday when all those of whom campaigned with the NHS bus voted against their own promise.
MPs had the opportunity last night to push the government to honour its pledge of spending £350m a week extra for NHS after Brexit in an amendment.
Remember that bus, which said:
We send the EU £350m a week
Let’s fund our NHS instead
And yet when given the opportunity to do exactly that, every single Tory MP who rode around in that bus voted against the amendment.
That includes Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, Priti Patel, Andrea Leadsom and Liam Fox.
Most of them rode around in the NHS bus and were co-chairs of the Vote Leave campaign (which came up with the pledge).
Chuka Umunna MP told BBC Five Live this morning:
It’s an absolute disgrace Leave MPs refused to put their money where their mouth is.
He told BBC the same last night.
— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) February 8, 2017
The Tories took Leave voters for absolute mugs, and now they won’t even honour their campaign pledges