What have a millionaire, a privately educated son of an MP and a former Lehman Brothers spin doctor got in common? They’re all writing the Tory manifesto.
The Conservative Home website has today named the three men who will be responsible for drafting Tory policies for the general election with the PM’s office. They are:
- Millionaire Tory MP George Freeman who claimed £7000 in taxpayer’s cash for hotel stays despite owning a £600,000 a mile from Westminster and defended cuts to Personal Independence Payments, saying benefits must be reserved for “really disabled people”.
- Privately educated Tory cabinet minister Ben Gummer, who’s Tory MP father John Gummer sent him to the £9,386-a-term Tonbridge School.
- Former Lehman Brothers spin doctor John Godfrey, who spent 20 years working in the City before being made Theresa May’s head of policy.
Presumably they will be using their (literally) rich experience to tackle their Government’s housing crisis, school places shortage and tax giveaways to the rich.
It won’t stop May claiming it’s a manifesto for “ordinary working people”…