The Gentleman Ranker has accused colleagues in the cabinet of “spin, smears and threats” that would make it difficult for him to remain in government.
This is an unexpected and welcome bonus for the ‘Remain’ campaign.
The removal of Iain Duncan Smith and his policies of murder-one-step-removed will be a huge gain for the people of the United Kingdom, in addition to any benefits we would keep by staying in the EU.
As for the rest of his claims – do they really have substance? He doesn’t name a single instance of the behaviour he describes.
Meanwhile, This Blog has listed many claims by the ‘Leave’ campaign that either don’t have any substance or are flat-out lies.
It seems that Mr… Smith doesn’t have a leg to stand on. If we keep pushing him, let’s hope he falls.
Iain Duncan Smith has deepened divisions in the government over Europe by questioning the integrity of cabinet colleagues campaigning to remain in the EU and accusing them of “spin, smears and threats” that will have consequences beyond the referendum.
The Eurosceptic work and pensions secretary accused the in campaign of trying to “bully” the public with “scaremongering”.
In an article for the Daily Mail, which received the strong backing of former defence secretary Liam Fox on Friday morning, Duncan Smith suggested the tactics used by his colleagues would make it difficult for him to remain in government.
In his article Duncan Smith criticised the pro-EU camp’s case as being supported by a “nightmare” image of Britain’s chances outside the EU, with “biblical consequences” resulting from a vote to leave.
He accused the government and the remain campaign of staging a “series of stunts” using big business, finance chiefs and European leaders to “bully” those considering a vote to leave into fearing for their future prosperity and security.
He wrote: “The remain campaign’s case seems almost wholly based on what they describe as the nightmare of leaving.
“This case has in whole or in part become characterised by spin, smears and threats … In the last fortnight we have had a series of highly questionable dossiers – threatening almost biblical consequences if we dare to consider a future outside of the European Union.
“We’ve seen a series of stunts, whereby big businesses, big banks, and powerful politicians from other EU member states seek to bully the British people into believing their jobs and security are at risk.”
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