In a farcical speech to the Press Association in London, Duncan Smith said of his chronically failing sickness benefit reforms “I’m not in that prediction game. I just think the whole objective here is to save lives, to help them get better lives“
It’s another bizarre statement from a man who is demolishing the lives of thousands of sick people subjected to his worse than useless reforms. In reality, Duncan Smith has for the last years lived in a world of wildly inaccurate predictions, there being no better example than the reckless statements he has made over getting sick people back in to work. To me, the best example of his near state of insanity was when, to the rapturous applause of a factually illiterate BBC Question Time audience, he boasted of getting 2.5 million (sick) people off benefits and in to work. For a man who claims to have at his heart the paramount need to save lives, the contempt he showed for the deaths of two ‘fit for work’ victims spoke volumes of the utter contempt he has for anyone claiming benefits, particularly those on sickness benefits.
The atrocious death statistics should have hit the front page of every single national newspaper, they should have remained there day in and day out until the Government ordered a proper enquiry in to why these deaths are happening, furthermore there should have been an all party consensus on ensuring that Duncan Smith’s resignation was forced to a debate. His contemptible attitude towards the very people he should be protecting renders him unfit to reign a single day longer as the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions. Every single person in Britain should be questioning why this king of incompetence is still in office.
Disgracefully, Duncan Smith’s department presented a clueless media with an absolutely useless set of statistics, what makes it all the more sickening is that Duncan Smith will sit somewhere smirking over how he has once again got away with it.
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