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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Iain Duncan Smith's limits in 'defending the indefensible'

Today my TV woke to the BBC Breakfast news announcement that Work & Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has resigned over 'indefensible changes to disability benefits'. And BBC Breakfast interviewed Labour's Work & Pensions Secretary over the matter.

Yet as the BBC did not interview any other Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary today, here I republish a youtube 'liarpoliticians2' clip from the BBC's coverage of the 2015 General Election in which Green Party Work & Pensions Spokesperson Jonathan Bartley challenged IDS over what might be best described as 'death in DWP custody'.

It really does seem to me that IDS' resignation raises more questions than answers. Eg, 
Is this Tory Government so shaky that David Cameron will not last a full second term as Prime Minister? 
Who would the Bullingdon Club Boys Cameron and Osborne have replace IDS as Work & Pensions Secretary?
If IDS has been reviled by benefit claimants as critics as to have been labelled a 'psychopathic murdering wanker', what might they say of Gideon 'George' Osborne?

Dude Swheatie of Kwug, declaring possible lack of 'neutrality' in that I am a Green Party member

See also

BBC News: Stephen Crabb named as Iain Duncan Smith's replacement http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35850932 

Country Joe McDonald song 'Tricky Dicky' based on an marketing manager Joe McGinnis' 'kiss and tell' book 'The Selling of the President' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmp9gRsncuY

Reverend Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty on IDS' 'legacy' http://www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.uk/duncan-smith-no-hero-he-cut-housing-benefit-and-increased-punitive-benefit-sacntions-creating-evictions-and-misery/

IDS resignation letter in full http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/18/iain-duncan-smith-resignation-letter-in-full

New Stateman: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/03/best-reactions-iain-duncan-smiths-resignation

Ekklesia | Transforming Politics & Belief: 

Iain Duncan Smith resigns from key ministerial post http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/22868


Is Duncan Smith’s Resignation the Beginning of the End for Cameron?


Stop Press:

Received by email: Iain Duncan Smith resignation party
Tomorrow (Saturday) at 17.00, Parliament Square
Join DPAC in celebrating the resignation of one of the chief architects of the brutal Tory welfare policy that has caused so much suffering and harm.
When: 5pm tomorrow (Saturday 19th March – after the Stand Up to Racism demo)
Place: Parliament square
Bring your party gear!

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