More than 250,000 people have signed a petition to deny Iain Duncan Smith a knighthood.

The worst thing about this is, he probably thinks it’s not enough.

Here‘s a link to the petition. Iain Duncan Smith was granted a knighthood in the New Year honours.

And here’s petition author Mona Kamal, explaining why he should be divested of it:

It is … an insult to all those who suffered needless distress, impoverishment and humiliation as a direct result of his attacks on our welfare system.

During his time as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith was responsible for some of the cruellest and most extreme welfare reforms this country has ever seen.

Under his stewardship of the DWP, the UK became the first country to face a United Nations inquiry into human rights abuses against disabled people – an investigation which later confirmed that our government had been guilty of “grave and systemic violations of the rights of disabled people”.

Over the past decade of austerity very little has demonstrated the callousness and incompetence of this Tory government than their treatment of those with disabilities and chronic mental illness.

The legacy of Iain Duncan Smith is one of incompetence, hypocrisy and above all cruelty to the most vulnerable in our society.

The fact he is to be rewarded for this is a travesty of natural justice which reveals the rottenness at the core of our establishment.

Source: Petition · UK Government and Parliament : We object to Iain Duncan-Smith receiving a Knighthood ·

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  1. Justin January 31, 2020 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    I signed this, please can more sign this, this thing does not deserve a Knighthood, it deserves a prison sentence for the negligence self-harm, incompetence and lies caused by the assessments

  2. Jeffrey Davies February 1, 2020 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Ah the arch devil himself whot a person indeed if mengle was alive to day he be proud of him oh dear

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