With so many unemployed who do not deserve it, why does Freud still have a job?

Let’s answer the headline question straight away – because Tories think he’s right.

David Cameron might have said the words spoken by David Freud were not government policy but they certainly seem to be the policy of Jackie Doyle-Price, Conservative MP for Thurrock, who tweeted:


As a social Darwinist (along with all Tories these days, it seems), it is to be hoped that she appreciated the justice of what happened to her next, as the Twitterverse tore her comment to shreds and then started picking the bones of the carcass. Here’s a representative example:


Some got more to the point:



Responding to a criticism that entitlement to the minimum wage should be tied to the ability to do a job to a normal standard or speed, the response was:


 Fair comment?

Meanwhile, here on Vox Political, our poll on whether Freud should get the boot, despite having apologised, has been hugely popular. At the time of writing, there have been 1,890 responses. Of these, 1,834 called for his resignation (97.04 per cent), 51 said he should stay (2.7 per cent) and five didn’t know (0 per cent) [all percentages have been rounded up or down, which is why this poll appears to have a 100.1 per cent response].

The result seems decisive. The British people have spoken.

Why does he still have a job?

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  1. Jeffrey Davies October 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    because just rtu ids this is the time of culling the stock off by cenial of benefits yet these people are of the same mould and even labour have some but being christian and honest they aint but untill those tv channels radio channels start to tell the truth of it then the ones who think they are right will vote for them but how in all thats holy did we get to where we are with so much hate so much greed that even the workers are calling the disabled sick mentaly ill scroungers isnt it they should look to their mps who have their fingers in the till

  2. Mr.Angry October 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Mike sorry had a glass of wine, how can anybody say he should still keep his job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do these people have any idea what this moron has done to sick people with his tory logic. Beyond the pale defies logic and he still resembles a tawny owl. wouldn’t you he would do something with his eyebrows maybe a bit of bleach could level his eyesight and let him see more clearly what he and IDS have done.

  3. jray October 17, 2014 at 3:27 am - Reply

    A little off subject (Fraud will not do the Honourable thing) unemployment has fallen to 6%…really? Why has the BOE not raised interest rates? Because it is nothing more than a paper exercise. I finally took on part time employment,what a mistake,zero hours,but it will build up my self esteem and may lead to more hours? I received my first pay packet £65 of which I kept £5,the only benefit I can claim is JSA(sofa surfing) the JCP said you are £5 better off,I presented my Bus ticket £18…How am I better off? “If you quit,you will be sanctioned” …Is this really the recovery?

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