Tories pledge to cut national insurance

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David Cameron will put tax cuts at the heart of the Conservative election campaign on Monday, responding to his party’s narrowing opinion poll lead with a multi-billion-pound pledge to cut national insurance.

The Conservative leader will commit to partially reversing a one percentage point rise in national insurance due to take effect in 2011.

Is he really stupid enough to think people will believe that when there's a massive crisis in funding, when every public service is under threat and when everyone knows that things are going to get tougher, that the electorate will really believe there are room for tax cuts and that this is anything but a bribe?

Yes, he really is that stupid.