Iain Duncan Smith has suggested being on benefits is a form of slavery and he is like abolitionist William Wilberforce through his introduction of welfare reforms.
Iain Duncan Smith
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Friday 17 January 2014
No taxpayers' money has been spent in the creation of these artworks
Thursday 16 January 2014
Viewers complained the comedian's strong opinions were not challenged
Thursday 09 January 2014
Chancellor says he wants to see low-paid workers' earnings rising, but not at the cost of jobs
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Given how sensitive David Cameron is to the accusation that he is a “posh boy”, he is not going to be pleased when he opens the current edition of The Spectator, in which his father-in-law, William Astor, revisits the family link to the old Profumo scandal.
Tuesday 31 December 2013
About 60,000 families living in council homes where there is someone caring for an elderly or disabled relative have been caught out by the “bedroom tax”.
Crisis? What crisis? Just ask the ever-growing numbers of UK and overseas nationals being forced to sleep rough
Sunday 29 December 2013
I thought Thatcher’s cardboard box city of rough sleepers outside Waterloo station had gone forever
Sunday 22 December 2013
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has refused requests to meet the leaders of a major food bank charity and accused them of “scaremongering”, it has emerged.
Thursday 12 December 2013
John Rentoul speculates on the pearls of wisdom offered by the premier to the public schoolboy he once was
Iain Duncan Smith insists welfare reform is not 'a debacle' despite delays and multi-million pound software write-off
Monday 09 December 2013
Mr Duncan Smith disclosed last week that his 2017 target for the full introduction of Universal Credit is set to be missed
Friday 06 December 2013
Militia fight fierce battles in capital
Thursday 05 December 2013
Around 700,000 claimants will not transfer to the new system until 2018 at the earliest, Department of Work and Pensions admits
Tuesday 26 November 2013
It can be said without fear of contradiction that the Sunday Mirror is not Nadine Dorries’ favourite read. Last week, a Sunday Mirror hack approached the Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire to ask why she pays her daughter £35,000 a year from her MP’s expenses to work for her when her daughter has a Cotswold home 96 miles from London and 89 miles from Bedfordshire.
Sunday 24 November 2013
Sir Jeremy personally intervenes to stop Work and Pensions Secretary blaming Robert Devereux for universal credit programme debacle
Tuesday 19 November 2013
To the public this is no more than an SW1 issue, to the Whitehall mandarins it represents an earthquake
Monday 18 November 2013
A benefits fraudster who fled to the Costa del Sol ahead of sentencing in 2008 has been jailed for three years.
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