Iain Duncan Smith – We can see through him, he can’t !!

Hated Tory millionaire Iain Duncan Smith insists his attacks on benefit claimants are about helping them find jobs.

He denies any link between cutting off people’s only income for weeks or months and the growth of food banks.

His actions tell a different story. Duncan Smith has launched a trial run of putting job centre advisors in food banks.

IDSThis loveable chap knows what’s best for you !

Some 7,366 people were treated with malnutrition in England in the past year. Charity and church-run food banks have been integrated into the welfare state.

Unemployed, disabled and low-paid benefit claimants can only go with a referral from their GP, social worker or job centre advisor.

The threat of benefit sanctions already forces them to jump through endless hoops for the job centre. It creates stress and depression, but doesn’t help them find non-existent jobs.

Extreme food poverty was the dirty secret that forced claimants to comply. Now Duncan Smith is making it official.

In 1845 the revolutionary Frederick Engels called fear of unemployment the bosses’ “sharpest weapon”.

Those without work faced “starving, or freezing to death”. This horrifying poverty made every worker “the slave” of bosses.

Workers fought for a welfare state to blunt that terror. Duncan Smith is determined to bring it back.

Credits: Morning Star

“Yes, Dunc, your legacy is building nicely”

 

‘Universal Credit’ – At Least 200,000 Worse Off !

Nigel Nelson Political Editor of the Sunday People reports that at least 200.000 people will be worse off under the Universal Credit system according to Labour.

They are challenging Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s claims that there will be more gaining than losing under the new set-up.

Iain Duncan SmithMinisters in 2012 said winners will number 3.1million, and 2.8million losing. Now they admit to “three million” losers.

And despite promises one million would be claiming UC last April, only 27,000 are, figures show.

Estimates of £2.2billion fraud and error savings are now put at £600,000.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves said: “Iain Duncan Smith promised more winners than losers. He has to come clean about how many will lose if it’s ever successfully “rolled out”.”

UC merges six working-age benefits into one to try to make welfare simpler.

The DWP said of it: “More people will gain. Three million will be better off by £2,000 a year.”

“People who aren’t dependent on the welfare system will have a jolt into a different world when and if they do. It’s played for political gain with the only winners being those who are protected from being a pawn in the corrupt game. People don’t matter anymore.”