Tuesday, 2 April 2013

IDS Hits Back: 'I Know What it's Like to Live on the Breadline'.


'You what mate?' IDS has been unemployed twice

Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) has sensationally hit-back at a petition to have him live on £53 a week after the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions said in an interview 'he would if he had to', calling it a "complete stunt".

tbg can reveal IDS told his local newspaper - "I have been unemployed twice in my life so I have already done this (lived on the equivalent of £53 a week). I know what it is like to live on the breadline."

Solihull comprehensive school taught IDS says that the petition stunt is distracting attention away from the welfare reforms - "Which are much more important and which I have been working hard to get done."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sick of this petition. The whole point is that benefits are there to give you enough to live on, if you work yes you earn considerably more. Otherwise, we could go for full a communism style system where everyone lives on £53 a week, and then yeah, great, everyone can be on benefits till the money runs out, and then no-one can have any benefits or any money.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many CFers could live on £53 a week. Of Daddy's cash.

Paul Webster said...

Iain Duncan Smith

He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Fremantle, daughter of the 5th Baron Cottesloe, in 1982. The couple have four children, and live in a rented house on his father-in-law's estate in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire.

His wealth is estimated at £1 million, much of which has been acquired by after-dinner speaking.

Sign the petition at

change dot org/en-GB/petitions/iain-duncan-smith-iain-duncan-smith-to-live-on-53-a-week

320,946 signed

Anonymous said...

IDS sound too much like IBS and both are a pain in the arse! Minimum wage should be a living wage. Cutting the benefits from hose who have least is a criminal act. To ensure that workers have higher pay than those who do not work, raise the minimum wage.
Either the government has been recklessly giving my tax money away for decades by paying out too much in benefits, which should be the minimum required to live on with dignity or they have just cut their income to below the minimum required to live with dignity.
The only good that will come of it is that when you pick on those with nothing to lose, with no power to take industrial action, civil disobedience is their only option. Bahrain's unpublicised public protest had 80% of the population on the streets. Let's see if this country can muster such support.

Anonymous said...

I already did, there were just 151 signatures and now 250,000+ He will have to do it if he wishes to maintain any credibility at all.

Ron Wild said...

This man has introduced a policy that will be as deadly to the Tory Party as the Poll Tax was to Thatcher's government.

Anonymous said...

What a load of shite
Benefits should be a safety net not a lifestyle choice
I know plenty of people in receipt who can afford to blow our money on fags booze trips to London to watch wrestling shows and crap tattoo's. I think people should get a reality check I work full time and manage to live on under £50 a week after bills which is exactly what IDS said its not hard albeit it's not so glamorous
CJ

Anonymous said...

It's shameful really that anyone is up in arms over a 26k for families and 18k for a single person cap on benefits. That's still more than I get working full-time!!

SOCIAL



submit to reddit

Google+ Followers

YOU CHOOSE

2015 General Election alastair wilson alexandra swann amy atkinson anastasia beaumont bott Andrea Jenkyns andrew mitchell andrew pelling andrew thorpe-apps andy burnham andy coulson angela merkel Annesley Abercorn anti muslim anti-gay argentina assault austin mitchell back boris back boris 2012 backbencher ban banned barack obama barley mow-gate bath cf bbc ben howlett benefit cap benefits bnp bob crow bob lanzer boris boris island boris johnson boston boundary changes Brexit brighton british rail budget bullying callum crozier cameron brown campaigning cannabis cardiff catholic cchq cf cf east cf election cf london cf policy forum cf poll cf wales cfelection11 channel 4 channel five charlotte argyle child benefit china chris grayling chris heaton-harris chris huhne chris pain christine emmett christmas Christopher Harries clare hilley cllr stephen west CLWCF coalition conference conservative future conservative future chairman conservative party conservative party conference Conservative Way Forward conservative womens organisation conservativehome conservatives corby council councillors craig cox craig lawton crawley crimes criminal cross keys homes croydon cuts cyril smith daily express daily mail daily mirror dan hannan danielle fleet danny alexander darius laws dashtory data protection david cameron david davis david laws david miliband dean hyatt death death penalty debt defect deficit democracy democrats deputy chairman disabled dominic mcdonough donal blaney donald trump donations downing street drunk DWP east midlands eastleigh economy ed balls ed davey ed miliband ed vaizey edl education eimhear macfarlane einy shah election Ellie Vesey-Thompson Elliott Johnson energy england english defence league environment epsom and ewell cf equal rights eric joyce eric pickles essex eu eu referendum europe evening standard exeter expenses facebook falklands feltham and heston film food food banks foreign aid foreign policy fox news france francis maude free press free schools freedom friends of Israel fuel funding fundraising funeral funny gagged gareth shanks gavin barwell gavin cook gay gay marriage gaza GE2017 geoff brooking george galloway george osborne gerald vernon-jackson geroge galloway Gerry Adams gordon brown gossiptory grant shapps grant tucker greenpeace gregg barker growth guardian guido fawkes gulf war halloween hampshire tories harry aldridge harry cole hartlepool health care heathrow help for heroes henry smith hollande holmes_argyle home office homophobia homosexuality house of commons howard bloom hugh muir human rights iain dale iain duncan smith ids immigration india industry inflation international aid IRA iran iraq war islam israel italy jack buckby jack whalley jacob rees-mogg Jacob Wilkinson james cleverly james deighton james morton james wharton jasmine rahman jeremy browne jeremy hunt Joan Ryan jobs joe cooke john bercow John Ferrett john hayes john mccain john peck john prescott john pye john redwood johnathan levy josh geddes julian assange justine greening karl mccartney karl williamson Kavya Kaushik KCL Tories ken clarke ken livingstone knife crime labour labour party labour youth laura-rose saunders law and order leadership bid lee gilroy leeds legal len mcCluskey Leon French leveson lgbt lgbtory lgbtq in ukip liam byrne liam fox Liam Walker lib dem lib dem rebellion liberal democrats liberal youth liberty liberty league lincoln lincolnshire lincolnshire cf liverpool liza chantelle lobbying london london 2012 london cf london spin loony left lord oakeshott lords lords reform louise mensch louise powell louth louth & horncastle lynton crosby mahiki mahiki-gate mahyar tousi mail on sunday manchester margaret thatcher maria hutchings maria miller marijuana mark clarke mark hoban mark reckless martin shapland matt robinson matthew robinson matthew wilson mayor of london michael champion michael fabricant michael gove michael mates michael rock micheal heseltine middle east mike hancock milton spies mitt romney mo metcalf-fisher Morley & Outwood mugabe muheed jeeran muslim nabil najjar nadine dorries national union of students nationalisation nazi neil hamilton netenyahu nhs nick clegg nick de bois nick southworth nicolas clark nigel farage north east north korea north west northern ireland nottingham notts county council nus oliver cooper olly neville ollyshambles olympics OUCA oxford university paddy ashdown palestine parliament parliament street party patrick mercer patrick sullivan paul holmes pensions peter mandelson peter smallwood peterborough petition philip smith phillip smith phone hacking piers morgan plotting PMQs police police and crime commissioner policy political scrapbook poll pop charts portsmouth portsmouth south posh poster campaign president hollande prime minister priti patal private sector privatisation protest public sector putin quit R.I.P. racism racist railways re-shuffle rebekah brooks rebellion recession red ed red nose day reece warren referendum religion republican party reshuffle revolution rich people richard farnell richard holloway Richard Williams richmond cf rob comley rob manning robert manning robin hunter-clarke ross butcher royal mail rufford rupert murdoch russia sacked salford samantha hoy sanctions sarah harding sarah palin sarah-jane sewell saudi arabia sayeeda warsi schools scotland scottish independence scottish tories secret society sex sexism shane moore Silvio Berlusconi simon danczuk simon harley simon hughes sir george young sky news SNP social action socialism south east south east cf south-west cf south-west regional chairman Southampton spending stacey bott stephen canning stephen hoffman steve hilton stewart jackson stoke-on-trent strike surrey cf swansea cf syria tara hewitt tax tax cuts tax payers alliance tbg tbg tv teamjasmine telegraph terrorists the commentator the guardian the hoff the old lion the pope the queen the sun the times the wright stuff theblueguerilla theresa may thorpe-apps tim farron toby elliot tommy robinson tony blair tory tory bear tory chairman tory reform group trade union transport trolls tuc tuition fees twitter ucl uganda uk ukip ukip conference unemployment unions UNISON unite Universal Credit usa victoria ayling vince cable violence violent protest virgin trains wales war wedding welfare welsh conservatives west coast rail westminster whitehall william hague wind farms wirral cf woolwich work and pensions working class working man worsester cf wwe yazdan chowdhury ybf yougov young independence yvette cooper zac goldsmith zahid raja zanu pf zimbabwe zionist federation
Google+