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’.

Source: Iain Duncan Smith claims tax credits were a ‘bribe’ and attacks ‘ranting and screaming’ anti-cuts protests – Mirror Online

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: