News: Parliamentary Work & Pensions Committee recalling IDS on Monday for grilling on Universal Credit v3.0

Last Updated: January 30, 2014By

IDS v WPC Part Three – shortly to be renamed Total (Lack Of) Recall!
Coming soon to a committee room in Westminster – and I can’t wait!


  1. Paul Smyth January 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Greater Fool.

  2. hilary772013 January 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I don’t understand what the role of the select committee is? or should I say what their powers are. I watched the last debacle & although they grilled him, he just walked away nothing done about the disgrace of a man IDS & his heinous department DWP. They do not appear to be answerable to anyone, so what is the point of a select committee? apart from wasting even more tax payers money.

    • Mike Sivier January 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      Select committees may only examine the work of government departments and report back to Parliament – and the public – on their findings. They have no power to change what departments are doing – only to criticise.

      I think this Parliament has been an eye-opener for millions of people who thought that checks and balances were in place to prevent the government of the day from wholesale slaughter of our way of life. In fact the government may do whatever it wants.

      The only way a select committee can exert influence over the government of the day is if it releases a report so damning that ministers fear their future electability will be at stake if they do not act.

  3. AM-FM January 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I wonder how long it will be before everyone realises that the quickest, fairest, cheapest thing to do is simply scrap RTU & UC.

    Monday 3 February at 4.30 pm.

  4. Will it ever end? January 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately if there is any way to enforce these levels on the DWP, they will only retaliate by upping conditionality, vexatious sanctions, and Atos targets. Sigh!

  5. Jeffrey Davies January 30, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I just hope they show them up to the rest of the nation but don’t hold my breath

  6. joanna January 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    There was a time when someone who is working took no notice, because it didn’t affect them, but now their immediate family members are being cruelly affected, lets say the grapevine is a wonderful thing and coupled with facebook and twitter things can go viral!!!

  7. Editor January 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on kickingthecat.

  8. Moon A'la Monde January 31, 2014 at 12:03 am - Reply

    no respect for any of them anymore. time to bulldoze parliament. waste of money the waffling lot of them

  9. […] Reblogged from brianwernham: Today it has been announced that the Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee is recalling IDS on Monday (3rd Feb 2014) to grill him in detail on the money wasted so far on Universal Credit (v1.0 written off and v2.0,…  […]

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