Author Topic: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits  (Read 1215 times)


JLR2

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 08:44:25 PM »
‘I know these statistics are true,’ said Mr Duncan Smith, ‘they're mine.’

Might have been nearer the truth :-)

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 10:23:48 PM »
Meanwhile, people suffering from clinical depression will be allowed to forgo the mountain altogether and collect their benefits from the depths of an abyss.  >raspberry< >lol<

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 10:40:58 PM »
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Asked why he seemed to be so hell-bent on dismantling the welfare state, the Work and Pensions Secretary smiled enigmatically and said, ‘because it’s there.’

 >lol<

Thanks for the laugh, Ricardomeister. Was in dire need of one today.

james-1989

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 11:27:48 PM »
I can't decide if IDS is being serious in that interview or having a failed attempt at humour.

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 12:41:52 AM »
It's a spoof article James - look at the strapline under the name of the website - it says "the news written by you" or words to that effect

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 01:07:17 AM »
Oh yeah  >doh< I can't believe I fell for it  >lol<

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 01:50:05 AM »
I can.  His approach to welfare reform and statistics is so absurd and cruel that almost anything would be believable.

JLR2

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 07:05:40 AM »
Oh yeah  >doh< I can't believe I fell for it  >lol<

Why not?  649 fellow MP's have been falling for IDS's shit since the election.

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Re: Iain Duncan Smith launches new policy to help people off benefits
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 11:23:10 PM »
Oh yeah  >doh< I can't believe I fell for it  >lol<

Why not?  649 fellow MP's have been falling for IDS's shit since the election.

No, they haven't. Plenty of them vote against it, even if not enough. If you don't like being tarred with IDS's brush, don't tar the good MPs with yours.