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Ian Duncan Smith resigns

Discussion in 'Personal' started by emilystrange, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    Is all over twitter - not confirmed BBC site yet but BBC people amongst those tweeting it.
    InkyP likes this.
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

  3. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    The obnoxious, evil little ****
    Noja, kibosh, aspensquiver_2 and 2 others like this.
  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    Iain Duncan Smith has decided to resign as Work and Pensions Secretary in the face of further cuts to his department.

    Announcing his resignation in a letter, he said: "I have for some time and rather reluctantly come to believe that the latest changes to benefits to the disabled and the context in which they've been made are, a compromise too far.

    "While they are defensible in narrow terms, given the continuing deficit, they are not defensible in the way they were placed within a Budget that benefits higher earning taxpayers.

    "They should have instead been part of a wider process to engage others in finding the best way to better focus resources on those most in need."
  6. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Probably spat his dummy because they wouldn't actually let him eat the poor and disabled. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
  7. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    Shhhhh!!!!!!! Exit the Quiet Man! The Tories are coming apart at the seams and it's making for great viewing!
    Nanook_rubs_it likes this.
  8. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    he also questions that 'we're all in together' at the end of his resignation letter
  9. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    The wheels are falling off. Who's next?
    coffeekid likes this.
  10. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Oh good. Vile little man.
  11. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Oh please Gove .... Then Morgan. Shall we have a sweepstake?
  12. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    "We're all in it together" was never more than a cheap soundbite. A more accurate version would have been: "We've dropped you all in it together, peasants."
  13. bonkers 704

    bonkers 704 Lead commenter

    I'd rather Cameron and Osborne.
    senlady likes this.
  14. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Maybe Cameron will decide he needs to sacrifice Osborne since so many Tories are opposed to that part of his budget.
  15. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It's a very odd letter, his objection over the presentation of the cuts rather than their fact doing him no credit. This is a sign of how remote he and his chums are from the rest of Britain.
    delnon likes this.
  16. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    maybe they are too closely entwined?
    i've just read that again. sorry for the images.
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I can't think of an occasion when I have listened to anything that despicable creep has had to say that was a benefit to mankind. He embodied everything we should loathe about the Nasty party.
  18. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I wish the majority of the politicians, media wonks and commentators who keep talking about 'disabled people' would resign.

    It's 'people with disabilities' and it's what we fought for, for years.

    The system disables people by labelling them as 'disabled people'.

    I despair at how far in reverse we have gone since we actually started to think about the labelling of people. It worked for a while and now we are almost back at square one.

    Maybe it's this tory government and its involvement in the coalition meaning it's been in control for about eight years now.

    They really are the most unthinking heartless people around.

    Always remember what capitalism is about. It's about ripping each other apart until there is one winner.

    It's all about the top of the pile.

    At its root it is dog-eat-dog with no mercy and fight until the bitter end.

    Capitalism will always be aggressor/victim-based.

    It is pure selfishness.

    You benefit at the expense of someone else.

    Socialism is a mess because people forgot what it was to be a socialist but, capitalism is desperately vicious.
    wanet, InkyP, lexus300 and 1 other person like this.
  19. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Osborne is a dead man walking and certainly no future leader. Cameron will not go this side of the referendum. He has no shame.
  20. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    He's running scared because he has to hand over the impact assessment of the DWP
    ilovesooty likes this.

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