Lies, damn lies, and IDS’s statistics

Mired in controversy over his handling of what the Government calls welfare benefit ‘reform’ and critics call ‘cuts’, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith (pictured, above) is now being accused of having ‘lost the plot’ after making an incredible statistical claim that 75% of people who have had their benefits stopped under his department's sanctions … Continue reading Lies, damn lies, and IDS’s statistics

No surprise as Welfare Reform and Work bill’s benefit cuts are restored by House of Commons

UK Government plans to cut welfare benefits still further were, as expected, put back on track last night, Wednesday, when the House of Commons voted 309 to 275 to throw out an amendment passed by the House of Lords last week after an impassioned plea from a well-known former wheelchair athlete. The bill, when it is … Continue reading No surprise as Welfare Reform and Work bill’s benefit cuts are restored by House of Commons