How else can you explain this?:
29th April 2009 - "We have got to balance our responsibilities to those who have served our country with the finance that we need to be able to meet these obligations - and not base our offer on money we cannot afford."
20th May 2009 - "I believe it is possible for us to honour our commitments to the Gurkhas and to do so in a way that protects the public finances."
The man is absolutely devoid of shame.
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