Iain Duncan Smith is a political washout who makes huge sums talking about his failures. The same people who pay him a fortune would quibble about skilled tradespeople being paid enough for their work to avoid having to claim state benefits. [Image: PA.]

I think we can all agree that the Gentleman Ranker’s claim to be able to live on £53 a week, like a benefit claimant, was a lie.

He likes the high life too much.

This latest revelation, about the man who took so much from the people who had so little, would only be acceptable if he was giving the cash away to a charity for the homeless, those with long-term sicknesses, or other people whose lives have been wrecked by his homicidal policies.

The scale of the payments really hammers home the fact that Conservatives do not understand the value of money; they are shameless about the amounts they demand for themselves while simultaneously claiming that others do not deserve a decent wage for a proper day’s work.

Labour should use Iain Duncan Smith as an advert for Jeremy Corbyn’s maximum wage.

Iain Duncan Smith is now cashing in to the tune of £1,000 an hour on the speaking circuit just months after he quit as Work and Pensions Secretary.

New figures show the benefit-slashing Tory – who claimed he could live on £53 a week in 2013 – was paid £11,280 for two recent talks, enough to fund one person’s Bedroom Tax for 14 years.

Together they took nine hours of work, giving him an average pay of £1,253 an hour – on top of his £75,000-a-year MP’s salary.

Source: Iain Duncan Smith making £1,000 an hour for speeches after quitting as Tory benefit slasher

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