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Not Quiet Enough

The self styled quiet man really has sunk. After failing as Tory leader he got stuck into social policy thinking, fortunately while away from the power to enact policy. For a time there was something akin to a flicker of a conscience in the man: a realisation that life for the poor wasn't quite the mardi gras he seems to think it is. 

That flicker was gutted when the Tories came to power. He's quickly established himself as a real attack dog in his brief as secretary of state for work and pensions; a man unable to look his opponent in the eye yet more than happy to hector and harangue. His tactics in debate are facile and ill becoming of a proper statesman. He routinely shouts people down, hectoring them, talking over them or under them. Just watch last week's disgraceful performance on Question Time. 

However that pales in comparison to what has been alleged by (of all sources) the Daily Express. This article reveals an even more cruel streak. It is the rotten heart of the Tories laid bare. Here is a man that simply doesn't care. This is beyond a case of ignorance, it is a wilful, rotten attack on the most vulnerable people in society.

I cannot understand the logic at work here. I suspect his goal is to hope the Work Programme provides more profit (including money saved from cutting people off from their benefits) than the cost in terms of welfare to the people now sacked from Remploy. People that he dismisses as spending all day making coffee.

Mr Duncan Smith, you are without doubt one of the most vile excuses for a human being, never mind a politician I have ever had the misfortune of sharing a country with. If you have anything resembling a sense of honour please resign.

EDIT: Of course if you were really cynical, you could argue that the Express, well known for it's hate on 'scroungers', is playing a cleverly subversive game, and that really it supports IDS' position. I don't know anything about their Save Remploy campaign, but I bet it's not as altruistic as they'd like to make me think!


  1. Presumably before long we shall watch the tussle between IDS & Gove the Cove for leadership of the Nasty Party. Oh. Roll on please, lets have a display of decency and integrity before we all lose hope of a fair society

    1. If Cameron continues to be a liability to his own party as he has this past week then that might come sooner.

  2. I love the irony of a politician lecturing people on the issue of "proper jobs". And as for his (probably not rhetorical) question amounting to "how far should people be allowed to do what they want?" well that just sums up IDS to a tee. This is probably a man used to getting his own way no matter what, used to bossing people around, and won't take no for an answer. And the Tories say they believe in "freedom". Bulls**t.

    1. He's a tory, of course he gets his own way. They think the world owes them everything, but not for the rest of us.


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