Michael Dugher MP, Labour's Vice Chair, responding to Shaun Bailey's reported departure from Downing Street, said:
"Once again David Cameron has shown that he is in complete denial about the cost of living crisis facing millions of hard-pressed families thanks to his Government's failure.
"When even one of his own advisers dares to point out some home truths, they are immediately shunned in favour of yet more old school chums and yes men.
"The idea that private school fees is the only thing keep David Cameron's clique awake at night tells you everything you need to know about this Government.
"This is a Prime Minister that takes being out of touch to a whole new level".