Why the bedroom tax has cost more than it has saved – SPeye Joe


This one is an absolute cracker. Here’s SPeye Joe:

Iain Duncan Smith has knowingly and deliberately lied to parliament.  He is a liar as can so easily be proven.  I make no bones either about calling him a liar and a deliberate and knowing one and I refuse to use euphemisms such as being economical with the truth and the like – he is a liar as the figures below highlight and in just a simple 10 minute blog using official figures that he produces!

Joe won’t get any argument from this part of the Internet. Vox Political rightly named Iain Duncan Smith a liar all the way back in May 2013. But Joe has him over a barrel:

He lied over the bedroom tax… IDS claims A saving of £830m so far as at yesterday. The absolute maximum… is £615.87 million so IDS has stated a figure AT LEAST 35% MORE THAN IS THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE.

IDS claims the full first two years saving to be £1 billion.  Yet the absolute maximum saving is £736.228 million and again 35% MORE THAN IS THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE.

Take away the DHP costs which for the first two years for bedroom tax are £115 million and we see the maximum possible saving is £621m over two full years (£736m – £115m)

So IDS has told parliament that the ‘saving’ is 61 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IT CAN POSSIBLY BE

Yes he is lying and knowingly lying through his teeth.

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4 thoughts on “Why the bedroom tax has cost more than it has saved – SPeye Joe

  1. NeilMac

    Duncan Smith is not only a proven liar, but he and his wife are also thoroughly dishonest fraudsters (see the so-called Betsygate affair)

      1. Mr.Angry

        Joanna do you you really think he would know how use a calculator it has numbers on it, what ever result came out he would provide something totally different as is quite normal for him. Even an abacus would confuse him.

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