Monday, 15 July 2013

IDS Defends Maximum Benefit Changes.

On the same day that a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that 74% of people agree with the new benefits cap, 59% think the government should do more to cut the benefits bill and 50% still think the benefits system is too generous Ian Duncan Smith has told tbg that the changes are here to stay.

In an exclusive interview with tbg Mr Duncan Smith said:

"Returning fairness to the welfare state in this country is long overdue."

"We will always be there to support those who need help but the days of blank cheque benefits are over and the benefits cap is a key part of this."

"We need to return to fairness to the system so that it no longer traps people in a cycle of dependency, but fairness too for hard-working taxpayers who fund it."

"The findings show the British public are fully behind us on this so we are ensuring that it's there as a safety net for those who need it but that no-one can milk it."


Anonymous said...

Who are the 75% that think such? Likely mostly the few who occupy the higher highest wage brackets. David Cammoron pitted the low earners, the working class, whom he called "the heart and soul of Britain," against but he knows that only 1 in 8 people who claim housing benefits are actually unemployed, the rest are just regular people who need the benefits so get to the schools, hospitals and other places where they work to keep the country running. Now i'm not so naive that i think all cuts are to be avoided, but benefits are not an area that should be cut. Just execute the rioters in Belfast, that'll save on dole money... the annoying orange order pricks...

Anonymous said...

Mr. Duncan Smith is such an unpleasant prick. He is so out of touch with reality he should be locked in a padded room.

Simon Harley said...

Since you're so fond of statistics, Anon @ 5:30 pm, can you cite the statistics indicating that any Belfast rioters were on JSA to back up your claim that executing them would "save on dole money?" Also statistics indicating the number of members of Orange Orders amongst the rioters.

Anonymous said...

@Simon It's a simple fact that the orange men go down marching catholic and nationalist areas during the 12th and 13th, all in the name of 'tradition' they are nothing more than blood thirsty, slabbering thugs following an antiquated and vulgar doctrine of hate. I'm sure the last bit of that persons paragraph was a joke, but it was some what grounded in truth, what educated person can claim that they are a reasonable organisation? they incite these riots with their marches, and insisting on marching down nationalist areas, only to be blocked by police, then crying that they are the victims of oppression is quite simply moronic.

Simon Harley said...

So what if they go marching by mostly Catholic/Nationalist areas? Do you actually believe that the Orangemen deserve to be attacked and that anyone who does attack them is justified in doing so? Because that's what it sounds like.

If I flagged someone off in the street that wouldn't give them the right to throw a brick at me, would it?

There seems to be an utterly fucked up approach to law and order in Northern Ireland which Westminster has allowed to go on for nearly a century now.

Anonymous said...

The catholics aren't the ones rioting Simon, it's the protestants. They are claiming to be oppressed, then they attack the police. If this was a catholic riot the dum-dum bullets would be out by now.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, N. Ireland is just a backwards place, it's progress is hampered by the stupid fucks on both sides who get offended at every little thing. Although that guy has a point, the orange order is archaic a best, and does it's best to incite violence this time of year.


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