An ex-soldier berated David Cameron for failing to help him today as the Tory leader staged a walkabout in his own constituency.
The man, accompanied by his young daughter, confronted Mr Cameron as he canvassed voters in the town of Witney.
‘I met you… years ago, my wife was pregnant with this one,’ he said.
‘Come back from Germany, nowhere to live, little one, just left the Army – got back from Kosovo.
‘You gave me your card and you said ‘give me a ring and I’ll help you out’.
‘Thirty odd phone calls and you didn’t ring me back once.’
Mr Cameron said he was ‘very sorry about that because I try to answer all the emails, all the messages’.
Oh dear. 30-odd phone calls from an ex-soldier not returned. That’s some cock-up!
(And, yes, I know, it’s from that Usual Suspect – I have broken my rule – but it was such a juicy story I couldn’t resist.)