This is a reprieve, not a victory, I fear.
Iain Duncan Smith is a vindictive animal and, where victimising the vulnerable is concerned, he takes any setback to heart.
We – and I include myself in this because I am a carer – can expect him to come back with another attempt to penalise people who help the sick and disabled.
And he’ll probably rig the timing so it happens when we’re least able to respond.
We must be vigilant.
Iain Duncan Smith suffered a major defeat today when the High Court ruled the benefits cap should not apply to unpaid carers.
The Court has ruled that family carers who receive Carer’s Allowance should be exempt from the benefit cap – which limits the amount of benefits a family can receive to £26,000 a year.
Under savage new welfare cuts, the cap is now set to reduce even further to £23,000 in London and £20,000 elsewhere.
Mr Justice Collins found that the decision not to exempt carers was “discrimination” and not lawful.
Source: Iain Duncan Smith suffers court defeat on benefits cap – Mirror Online#ICID=sharebar_twitter#ICID=sharebar_twitter
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Looking on the positive, no-one knows what can happen during such a reprieve, you never know it might cause a domino effect against IDS!
IDS, this evil being is a destructive child.
Still a humiliating defeat for him, good, hope he suffers more and gets the boot!
Unfortunately, I have to agree with you Mike. IDS will have already have strategies in place against this judgement.
Vigilance is certainly required… he is capable of anything.
“Iain Duncan Smith suffers” is an oxymoron….
Can his deliberate discrimination against people on grounds of their disabilities not be treated properly by the criminal courts?
It’s far worse than the common burglar who just takes a few quid from one family – he’s targeted thousands.
If this crime is indictable, should he not be arrested and placed safely on remand, where the country is safe from him until he can be properly tried and sentenced to a long term in jail? After all, that’s what would happen to far lesser criminals. And we are supposed to “all in this together”.