No, he isn’t a mutant crab. That was a bad joke.
Not a joke is his apparent belief that people who are gay can be cured of it. He is on record as having taken interns from a charity called Christian Action Research and Education (CARE), and sponsored a ‘gay cure’ event run by the same organisation in 2012.
Perhaps he thinks serious illnesses and disabilities like cancer, Parkinson’s disease and amputated limbs can also be cured. Let’s face it, everyone carrying out Work Capability Assessments seems to have that belief, so he wouldn’t be alone.
He believes in smacking children, and has boasted about it in an interview:
He merrily voted for all previous cuts to sickness and disability benefits, including the recent £30-per-week cut to Employment and Support Allowance.
Oh – he also employed his wife, and his expenses claims should undergo considerable scrutiny as well:
So he’s not yet in the same league as Iain Duncan Smith, the man he is replacing.
Or is he?
Perhaps there is more information yet to come out.
Plus, of course, he’s bound to make announcements that are extremely creative about the facts – probably very soon.
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