There I am doing my morning pressups (don't laugh) and who should grace the airwaves but the archfiend himself, Ian Duncan Smith. In an extraordinary interview with John Humphrys (whose welfare programme from around a year ago he praised twice) he managed not only to claim that the lingering deficit of the UK was due to people not working, but also that the unemployed were destroying the lives of taxpayers supporting them. He didn't seem to want to recognise the reality that there are a 'vanishingly small' number of people apparently (which is about as accurate as it gets) bearing kids with no willingness to work before finishing off by saying that it's a kindness to treat the unemployed the way they have (because of course Labour let them languish on the dole, yes that old chestnut). This was led by a piece from south wales featuring a number of people out of work all saying the same thing: where is the help?
Then, from Channel 4 news and recorded by the Guardian, comes this thoroughly bizarre interview with Emma Harrison, whom I presume has some physical dependency on the media spotlight. Given her withdrawal from A4E her need to be in the media in some form can be the only explanation for her insane performance. Remember this (unfortunately the uploader seems to be a racist)? That's the show where she 'ummed' and 'ahhed' here way through an interview where she claimed, as she does here, that she doesn't know this or that and that, despite the footage of the total uselessness of her company, she hasn't the answers she is being paid to deliver. What a pathetic whiny little mare. The audacity of the woman, happily taking huge dividends in return for delivering a service that, to quote the interviewer, is statistically less successful than doing nothing.