Posts tagged ‘IDS’

March 21, 2016

IDS to roam the country righting wrongs

by philapilus

“And every stop I make, I make a new friend. Can’t stay for long, just turn around, and I’m gone again. Maaybeeee tomorrrrroooowwww….”

Iain Duncan Smith has said that his resignation from cabinet is motivated by a wish “finally to fulfil my longheld dream of being a peripatetic do-gooder; helping the needy and giving company to the lonely. A modern-day Littlest Hobo, if you will.”

Speaking to Andrew Marr, the former work and pensions secretary said he was “tired of fighting against the Conservative party to get them to do the right thing.

“I only

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August 19, 2015

DWP only paying out for fictional claimants

by philapilus

Jesus wept, what a useless bag of smeg

After being caught out using made-up claimants for a benefits sanctions information leaflet, the Department for Work and Pensions has this morning admitted that the vast majority of the  benefits bill is actually being sunk in to non-existent claimants invented by the marketing department.

The DWP secretary Iain Duncan Smith said “I do have to admit this does sort of seem to go against the narrative of ‘benefits cheats bankrupting the country’ that I have spent the last five years banging on about.

“I’m not going to make any

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April 2, 2013

Duncan Smith rushed to hospital after £53pw challenge backfires

by philapilus
English: Iain Duncan Smith, British politician...

If he doesn’t pull through, Iain will always be remembered for his kind heart and dashing good looks

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, was taken to hospital in what was described as a ‘dangerously critical condition’ this morning, less than 2 hours into his attempt to survive for a week on £53.

Duncan Smith had gamely taken up the challenge to prove his claim that living on the minimum benefits allowance was “a piece of piss”, and agreed to a trial beginning at 7:30AM today.

But after spending almost all

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