Reasons for Supporting ‘IDS Time to Stop the Lies’ – Jayne Linney


Earlier this week Debbie and I started the latest stage in the TRUTH campaign, and launched a petition demanding Kathryn Hudson Parliamentary Commissioner For Standards investigate #IDS for persistently misleading both Parliament and the Public, writes Jayne Linney.

There are two primary reasons for our campaign; the ongoing misuse of statistics is not only a breach of the code of conduct #IDS is obliged as a Member of Parliament to abide by, but they result in the dangerous and inappropriate Policies disabled people are suffering from. The raft of Policies forming the Welfare Reform Act have been built on these distorted truths and the consequences are as numerous as the Polices:

The above examples are not the whole picture, particularly when we consider the negative outcomes on our health:

I could go on but I think you get the picture, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation got it right when they said     “our current welfare system doesn’t work“.

If any of the above offends, upsets or concerns you, might I remind you these real life issues are ALL the responsibility of one man Iain Duncan Smith, as the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has overall responsibility for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); I’m not suggesting he personally designed the policies but he DID sign then off, he DOES regularly defend them with Lies, and it is this behaviour we are challenging.

Please SIGN our Petition, SHARE, BLOG, and  TWEET #IDSTimeForTruth about this Campaign

We may have started it but…it belongs to YOU.

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5 thoughts on “Reasons for Supporting ‘IDS Time to Stop the Lies’ – Jayne Linney

  1. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    Apart from the distortion of facts, my main dislike of this person is his attempt to make the public despise and distrust any poor person claiming any sort of benefit. Benefits are an entitlement to those genuinely in need and no one really wants to claim them unless they have no alternative. There will always be a few cheats (as there have been with MP’s expenses) but these are very much in the minority and, although, such cheats need to be apprehended, the genuine claimants should not be maligned and should be fully supported and treated with dignity. A decent society will always have concern and care for those less fortunate than themselves.

  2. jray

    I have always considered myself a moderate,I have had success in the past and always treated everybody with respect,but in the last few years I have fallen on hard times,it now seems that the DWP/IDS are bent on a “Them and Us” mentality,I volunteer 3-4 days a week at a Charity,Why? because I believe in the work they do,sort of,but if I am honest it keeps the JCP off my ass and out of forced labour,how as a society have we ended up with these principals?

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