Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons am 11:30 am ar 6 Ebrill 2005.

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Photo of Michael Howard Michael Howard Leader of the Opposition, Leader of HM Official Opposition, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30, 6 Ebrill 2005

Before the last election the Prime Minister was asked specifically whether people should suppose he was going to increase national insurance contributions. He said, "They shouldn't." Now he says that that was not a promise. Does not that tell people everything they need to know about the Prime Minister? In 1997 he said:

"Labour has no plans to introduce tuition fees for higher education".

He then introduced tuition fees. In 2001 he said:

"We will not introduce 'top-up' fees and have legislated to prevent them."

He then introduced top-up fees. In the words of the Chancellor, why should people ever believe a word he says again?