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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Iain Duncan-Smith: the nastiest of the "nasties"

 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/nov/23/iain-duncan-smith-wrag-benefit-cuts?guni=Keyword:news-grid%20main-1%20Main%20trailblock:Editable%20trailblock%20-%20news:Position4:anchor%20image


 550,000 people currently considered too sick to work face losing financial support




Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith


 
Iain Duncan-Smith crawls out from the woodwork with yet another pernicious proposal designed to inflict financial hardship on those least able to resist and to punish people for being sick. This is not in itself, unusual in this ConDem coalition country, where the demonisation and marginalisation of those sections of society, the sick, the disabled, the unemployed and any other benefit claimants are considered to be prime targets for cuts to the welfare system in the name of austerity and "saving money".
In the case of Duncan-Smith, he alone stands out as the undisputed leader of the drive for harsher and harsher measures and takes the first prize as the architect of policies which have divided people at all levels of our society. This latest of his proposals, joins with those already passed into legislation, where, regardless of justice and no matter what the evidence may demonstrate , no matter what hardship the victims of the measures may have to endure, no matter what the waste of taxpayers money to implement the "reforms" may reach, his compulsion to be recognised as the nastiest of the "nasties", the champion of division and hardship, singles him out as a vindictive wretch, with a warped and spiteful nature.