CAMERON and Osborne. Remember them?

Britain has produced some fine comedy double acts over the years, Morecambe and Wise, the Two Ronnies, Dick and Dom.

But these two take the biscuit for sheer gall, brass neck and indifference to the chaos they caused all around them.

This week two stories dominated the political agenda which can be traced back to the disastrous duo.

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Brexit, with Theresa May running around like a headless chicken trying to cobble together a deal to take the UK out of the EU that will get agreed by the EU and get through Parliament.

And Universal Credit, as calls grow by the day to stop the roll out and the government forced yet again to delay the mass migration of current benefit claimants.

Who started both? David Cameron and George Osborne, that’s who. When the former took fright and ran away after the referendum the latter’s time was up and then they both stood down as MPs.

They walked away knowing full well what they had done and didn’t fancy helping clear up the mess.

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Stewart Paterson, Evening Times political correspondent

Now, having left their former colleagues to deal with the crises they are off earning millions with more jobs than they could possibly have the time to do properly.

But then doing their jobs properly was never a concern when they occupied numbers Ten and Eleven Downing Street.

Universal Credit was the brainchild of Iain Duncan Smith, but the objective to cut the welfare budget was under the orders of Osborne who wanted savings of £12bn.

He then cut the amount of cash available for Universal Credit, in 2016, in one of his final acts as Chancellor, and more than two million families will lose out under the system as a result.

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Even current Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey, who put in an Oscar worthy performance defending the programme in Parliament this week, admitted it would cost single parents £200 a month.

In Glasgow, one MP revealed a constituent with five children would lose £700 a month when she is switched to the benefit. She won’t be the only one.

The whole purpose of Universal Credit was to reduce the overall welfare spend. So, you do not need to be a forensic accountant to calculate people are going to lose out.

Scooby Doo could have worked that one out.

Yesterday, the DWP boss Neil Couling, Director General for the Universal Credit Programme said he hadn’t yet worked out a plan for moving everyone onto the benefit with next year being a test year.

This is the man who told MSPs at Holyrood that some people go to foodbanks because they are getting something for nothing.

He and his political boss, Employment Minister, Alok Sharma, wriggled in front of the Westminster Work and Pensions Committee and had to admit various elements were not worked out yet.

It was embarrassing to watch at times.

This reform is going to cause misery for millions and those in charge don’t know what they are doing.

It is ideologically driven agenda to force the poorest to pay for the mistakes of others

At some point there should be an inquiry into this, the dismantling of the welfare state turning the safety net into a trap door, and George Osborne should be first in the chair.