Multimillionaires David Cameron and George Osborne have given themselves a vomit inducing pat on the back for cuts that are still causing misery for millions.
The former PM and Chancellor celebrated on social media after it was announced their deficit reduction target had finally been hit – two years late and 21 months after they left office.
Osborne tried to keep up his pretence that “we’re all in it together” when he posted the news on Twitter:
We got there in the end – a remarkable national effort. Thank you. https://t.co/8D23AKbuwH
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 1, 2018
Shortly afterwards, Cameron shared the article with this comment:
It was the right thing to do https://t.co/d4g2fFma23
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 1, 2018
The Tory love in came just hours after the release of official statistics showing inequality in life expectancy “significantly widened” under Cameron and Osborne.
The Office for National Statistics found “significant increases in the socioeconomic inequality in life expectancy for males and females at birth” between 2011 and 2016.
For example, the life expectancy gap between rich and poor males grew by 5 months between 2014 and 2016 alone.
That means boys born into wealth – like Cameron and Osborne – can now expect to live a decade longer than boys born into poverty. For girls, the gap is an equally disgraceful 7.4 years.
The Tories have nothing to celebrate…