Theresa May leaves Downing Street, with chief of staff Gavin Barwell behind her. Unfortunately it seems likely the car will also perform a u-turn at some point, and bring them both back [Image: REUTERS].

Believe it when you see it, of course. But if Theresa May really has u-turned three times on the Tory pay cap imposed on public sector workers, at least she has been made to do the right thing.

Of course, it had to happen with a proverbial knife to her throat (or, in Tory style, to her back).

Theresa May secretly agreed to perform a triple-u turn and give struggling nurses and firefighters a pay rise after all, it was claimed last night.

It would mark the third about face on the public sector pay cap in a single day.

A Tory spokesperson said on Wednesday that Mrs May had “heard the message” of the election and would listen to “pay review” which have branded the cap unsustainable.

But pressed for more detail later that same day, the PM’s official spokesperson walked back the idea, saying repeatedly: “Our policy has not changed”.

But on Wednesday afternoon, the Sun reports, 20 senior Tory MPs “marched on Number 10” demanding action on the pay cap.

[At] a secret meeting with the MPs, who reportedly included former Tory chairman Grant Shapps , the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Gavin Barwell said struggling public service workers would get a decent pay rise.

Source: Flailing Theresa May ‘secretly agrees’ TRIPLE-U-TURN on plan to scrap public sector pay cap – Mirror Online

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