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    Iain Duncan Smith the Work and Pensions Secretary has resigned over cuts to disability benefits.
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    interesting.
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    He will only be replaced with more of the same

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    Here we go, the Tories are starting to implode!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    He will only be replaced with more of the same


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    ugh not you. go away you old witch.
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    He will only be replaced with more of the same


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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    Iain Duncan Smith the Work and Pensions Secretary has resigned over cuts to disability benefits.
    If Iain Duncan Smith, who has almost certainly caused a significant number of people to commit suicide, has a moral problem with what the government is doing, they have a problem. He's especially concerned about the fact that cuts to disability benefit are essentially paying for tax cuts for the well-off.

    The government, interestingly enough, has been forced into yet another humiliating u-turn, thanks to pressure being imposed by disability charities, the Labour Party and constituents.

    This is a Conservative government, though. They'll just get someone else in who would be willing to support, if it was deemed not to significantly impact on the Conservatives' "public image", taking money away from the disabled.
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    (Original post by viddy9)
    If Iain Duncan Smith, who has almost certainly caused a significant number of people to commit suicide, has a moral problem with what the government is doing, they have a problem. He's especially concerned about the fact that cuts to disability benefit are essentially paying for tax cuts for the well-off.

    The government, interestingly enough, has been forced into yet another humiliating u-turn, thanks to pressure being imposed by disability charities, the Labour Party and constituents.

    This is a Conservative government, though. They'll just get someone else in who would be willing to support, if it was deemed not to significantly impact on the Conservatives' "public image", taking money away from the disabled.
    I have no idea how the government though that this was ever a good idea, there are other ways to find the money and it is clearly going to cause a large row as these are the most vulnerable people in society.
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    Good riddance.


    I doubt he's quit for the reasons he's stated though. I wouldn't be surprised if this is yet more cover for the rest of the budget and give IDS some degree of credibility after cocking up so much- plus giving him more time to get Britain out of the EU with their meddling notions of Human Rights.
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    From his resignation letter: "I am unable to watch passively whilst certain policies are enacted in order to meet the fiscal self-imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest"

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35848687

    Shame it has taken so long for him to come round to what everyone has been saying for several years.
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    Laughable, given the many many disabled people that have suffered on his watch. Good riddance, piece of scum.
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    Is he dieing and scared of going to hell or something?

    It has taken a ****ing long time and I don't really believe him. He has already ****ed over a load of vulnerable people. Better late than never but it is already a bit late...

    Why has it taken so long for Tory MPs to grow a conscience? is it genuine or is it just self preservation as they know their constituents are on the whole against this.
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    is this the same guy who said something about university graduates and why they did not want to stack supermarket shelves?
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...shelf-stacking
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-21492033
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    the guy is evil
    dont believe it for one second to be because of the cuts.....didn't he once say people can live on £7 a day or something?

    Guy is evil to the core/
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    From his resignation letter: "I am unable to watch passively whilst certain policies are enacted in order to meet the fiscal self-imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest"

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35848687

    Shame it has taken so long for him to come round to what everyone has been saying for several years.
    He doesn't believe a word of it. His resignation is transparently an attempt to undermine the pro-EU faction (Cameron and Osborne) and at the same time to politically distance himself from the cuts no doubt he recommended.

    It's shameless, despicable stuff, from a man who has done everything he can to remove income from the poorest and play his weasel part as the Tory Gauleiter in charge of the lower classes.

    He really is a piece of work and possibly the very worst of the Tories, although that's a much contested prize. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    the guy is evil
    dont believe it for one second to be because of the cuts.....didn't he once say people can live on £7 a day or something?

    Guy is evil to the core/
    He's a neo-fascist, who views the mass of less well off people as tools to be manipulated in the interests of his power agendas and the 'needs' of the super rich he and his colleagues serve.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    He's a neo-fascist, who views the mass of less well off people as tools to be manipulated in the interests of his power agendas and the 'needs' of the super rich he and his colleagues serve.
    Don't fascists believe in some form of class collaboration? I think that is dangerously socialist for these ****ers :laugh:

    They want minimal collaboration. If you can't be self sufficient and have no family to help when you get ill you can just go die.
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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    Iain Duncan Smith the Work and Pensions Secretary has resigned over cuts to disability benefits.
    As a Tory who almost left for the Lib Dems over welfare and immigration/EU in 2013 i'd like to believe that IDS as incompotent as he may be has seen the error of his ways.. unfortunately, that's not the case.

    This is simply a direct attack at Osbourne from a man who hates him and wants to save his career in a Boris government.

    ..

    The shroud of the dark side has fallen, the Tory civil war has now begun.
 
 
 
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