Iain Duncan Smith claimed tax credits were a ‘bribe’ as he launched a vicious attack on the ‘tears’ of ‘ranting and screaming’ anti-cuts protesters.
The welfare-slashing Tory was slammed for his failure to apologise for swingeing austerity in a speech that saw him veer off-script to blast the ‘vile hatred of what is now the Labour party’.
He congratulated himself for scrapping the ‘nonsense’ of Labour’s poverty target and said: “Being poor isn’t just because the Government doesn’t give you enough money”.
And he said parents should choose not to have offspring if they can’t afford them after the Tories stripped back child tax credit to the first two children.
His defiant comments came despite research that has left his claims in tatters – showing a minimum-wage family will be £2,000 worse off from tax credit cuts even with the new ‘national living wage’.
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