#SchrodingersCap Tory chaos as May u-turns on her #uturn

The SKWAWKBOX

Theresa May’s government clearly doesn’t need a ‘coalition of chaos’ – she and her party are more than capable of chaos without any help from anyone.

Faced with an always-strong (but now at last recognised as such) Jeremy Corbyn, the Tories appear to be in frank panic about his proposed Queen’s Speech amendment (which if passed would bring down the government) to remove the Tories’ years-long public-sector (freeze then) pay-cap.

The Tories at first u-turned on their plan to maintain a 1% cap on public sector pay – then u-turned on the u-turn (an ‘o-turn’?) by announcing that they were not changing their policy.

This confounded even Tory-friendly ITV political editor Robert Peston:

peston cap.pngEven those who were present at a press briefing organised later to clarify the goverenment’s position were not the least bit wiser:

spence cap.pngThis led one wag to dub the Tory policy (for want of a better word’…

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