Universal Credit: Mentally ill man asked how often he changes his underwear

Tory Britain. And they’re trying to claim Boris Johnson is the “People’s Prime Minister”? Pull the other one. A 35-year-old benefit claimant claims he was asked how often he changes his underwear during a humiliating face-to-face ‘fit for work’ assessment. The unnamed individual is said to suffer from mental health problems which affect his ability to hold down a job. He was told to attend a ‘Work Capability Assessment’ as part of a new claim for Universal Credit, despite being told by a doctor that he was unfit for work…

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Iain Duncan Smith really did claim expenses for his underpants – and reduced the woman who revealed it to tears

Tom Pride has been doing his research: If there were ever any doubts that Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith is a very nasty bully of the highest order – as well as a hypocrite of the highest order – this little anecdote will surely remove them. Around 10 years ago – when IDS was leader of the opposition – you may remember the ‘Betsygate‘ scandal when it was revealed he’d been using taxpayers’ money to pay his wife a wage for doing nothing. In October…

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