Cameron, who is on the verge of implementing a further round of swingeing cuts, was scathing about his behaviour, saying that it was “unacceptable to be cutting front line services at this difficult time”. However, Cameron has delivered a stinging rebuke to himself, accusing him of “hypocrisy” and challenging him on how to provide the money to run “the kind of quality services that the voters of this country have come to expect”.
Cameron was said to be “in a fury” about the cuts, which his Chancellor George Osborne will outline in his Autumn statement later this month. According to sources, he “ranted and raved” at a meeting he recently held with himself, damning himself for decimating the UK tax base and cutting the living standards of millions of low paid and disabled citizens.
“If only there was something he could do”, said a Number 10 insider in a confidential aside. “But of course, his hands are completely tied”.