PhantomNVD: "Let's find our NHS instead"
Is neither a promise, or incorrect, it's an OPTION in what else to do with the money, and most arguments about the total sum revolve around defraying a part of it against the 'income' they receive for various things in their country too.
Let's be a bit sensible here. The slogan on the bus implies that the 350m would possibly be put into NHS instead. It doesn't guarantee it but it implies it, and a lot of voters I'm sure would have taken that as something firmly on the table.
It is on the table.
On the table means "possible depending on prevailing circumstances at the time" not "here's the cash!"
Again this is twisting the situation to fit your views. I twisted it the other way when Farage denied post result that diverting the money to NHS was a mistake made by other leave campaigners. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-nigel-farage-nhs-350-million-pounds-live-health-service-u-turn-a7102831.html. You have to realise that things raised during a campaign like this will be taken as pledges if one votes for a certain outcome. Surely we are all sensible enough to agree on that?
IME politicians are not backward in presenting 'pledges' as so marked, clearly and obviously. Thus I tend to the view that anything else is merely electioneering and all is fair in love and war, as it were.
Most assuredly, I would not be so naive as to believe that something plastered on a bus constituted an unbreakable campaign pledge unless it said "Vote for us - we pledge to do X"