When historians look back on David Cameron’s tenure as Prime Minister it is pretty certain there will be at least one chapter dedicated to his much-mocked mantra ‘we are all in it together’.
Rarely has a catchphrase been used so frequently to bash its originator.
And rightly so, because when Cameron uttered it at the start of his reign he can’t possibly have believed he would get away with such simplistic rhetoric. As the years roll by and the economic gloom deepens it becomes increasingly clear, with every huge bankers’ bonus payout, hefty fuel bill increase and closed factory that we are certainly not in this together. That sound byte has become Cameron’s ‘let them eat cake’ moment.