Calls for Iain Duncan Smith to quit after damning Bedroom Tax judgement

Quit calls: Iain Duncan Smith [Image:PA].


If he did go, the sad fact is that we would only be faced with another Tory benefit slasher.

But it is pleasing to see Iain Duncan Smith in difficulty.

Cruel welfare slasher Iain Duncan Smith is facing calls to quit after a court delivered a damning judgement on his hated Bedroom Tax.

Three top judges ruled the policy discriminated against domestic violence victims and the disabled in a crushing blow to the Tory minister.

But the cowardly Work and Pensions Secretary ran away when the Daily Mirror tried to question him on the humiliating verdict.

Mr Duncan Smith ordered his chauffeur to drive from the front entrance of the Department of Work and Pensions HQ to a side door to avoid speaking to us.

But when we spotted him he was embarrassed at being caught trying to sneak away.

Source: Calls for Iain Duncan Smith to quit after damning Bedroom Tax judgement – Mirror Online

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18 thoughts on “Calls for Iain Duncan Smith to quit after damning Bedroom Tax judgement

  1. mohandeer

    He will never resign – what would he do, where would he go? Cameron would not dare to get rid of him, because IDS “probably” has some kind of hold on him, a sword over his head.
    If her were to leave under these pressures, it would, I must admit, give millions so much pleasure.

  2. Sue

    He should have resigned a long time ago and Cameron had tried to move him, but he refused. It just goes to show what a weak leader Cameron is. The fact is, he lives rent free in a mansion, claims off us the taxpayer for everything even to buy his own underwear, yet there are people in genuine need of help, who’ve paid into the system for years through tax and NI, have to prove their rights, which are often refused, and have led to an increase in food bank use, suicides, death etc.

    This man should not only be sacked he has no right to be in Parliament, just like the rest of the nasty Tory Party!!!

  3. David Anthony Penson

    The arrogance of this pig headed (literally) excuse of a Man is breath taking, this is what happens when you get individuals like him entering parliament , whose prime motivation in life is their own self importance rather than public service,
    a disgrace to our Democracy and as far removed from the One Nation Conservatives of old as its possible to get.
    For Christ Sake resign Mr Duncan Smith before you loose all respect and credibility. David Penson Bracknell

  4. Jane Owens

    How can he possibly defend the indefensible? He has surely been delusional when instigating policies such as the Bedroom Tax. Utterly ludicrous from the outset. One point of many that could be made is, ‘where exactly are all the smaller properties that under-occupied social housing tenants may move into?’

    1. Sue

      Jane Owen- Exactly i have lived in my 2 bedroom house for many years i’m a single mum my daughter now away studying and i live here alone and i pay nearly £20 a week to cover my extra bedroom, i have been waiting to downsize to a smaller one bedroom property and as you have guessed there are none available… so can IDS now explain how much money have we all been paying into this Tory Tax and how many smaller properties have been built since this Bedroom tax started???

  5. Sal

    Smith is just the stooge in place for Cameron’s and the whole party’s policies. I don’t dispute that he is worse than a waste of oxygen, but he does it for brownie points from his bosses. Let’s not forget that our real target is the man who put him in place to do his dirty work. You can be sure Smith is expecting a reward in the Upper House. Exactly the same goes for Hunt in the NHS Sales Office.

  6. John

    I actually saw this debate today in the HoC, and I have to admit to not following everything religiously, and to not completely understanding it all (apart from the fact of course that anyone living in a council property who has a ‘spare room’, if they are claiming HB, won’t get the full amount because of the under-occupancy. Now the minister kept referring to DHP payments, and I’m assuming that it’s these payments and the conditions that surround them (along with the way they are administered) which is proving to be the major issue? I say this because the minister DID confirm that in at least one of the cases, DHP payments WERE being paid. Having said all that, I still think IDS is completely incompetent and should have been sacked long ago.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Discretionary Housing Payments. Better than nothing, but still not much good if they don’t cover the shortfall. Did the person getting it qualify, whether the Bedroom Tax was being applied or not? If so, that could be a serious drop in income to cover the BT.

      1. John

        Apparently it seems as though the Tories are always going to have ammunition on this one, because wasn’t the bedroom tax a Labour idea originally, in the private sector ?

  7. Terry Davies

    a vote of no confidence in the tories should occur before the EU referendum. This will screw up Cameron’s design to blame the EU for his political demise.
    we dont need any tories in power just the right wing labourites and left wing labourites.
    this will create a politically balanced Parliament to change the electoral system.

  8. Suzanne Smith

    What difference would it make? Another evil Tory is waiting to take his place. Whole point in the Tories is to make life as difficult as possible for the poor and unselfish, if they don’t want to be s;laves to help the few at the top get more rich.

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