Cowardly Iain Duncan Smith Avoids Protesters

Another very interesting piece from Unemployed in Tyne and Wear. Needless, none of this was shown on BBC’s Points West, regional TV news which covered IDS visit to the Bath jobcentre. The Beeb clearly doesn’t believe that Conservative ministers should be shown making a fool of themselves through sheer cowardice. And IDS certainly is a coward. Jaypot in one of her comments on my blog mentioned that faced with an angry crowd on another occasion, IDS went and hid in a laundry basket. Which probably tells you why he may have had a less than glittering career as an army officer. He certainly doesn’t have much in the way of courage under fire. And even less of grace, largeness of spirit, or indeed any admirable trait whatsoever.

UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP, has been accused of being a coward after making a quick escape via the back door of a Jobcentre, rather than confront a group of protesters waiting for him outside.

Iain Duncan Smith was visiting a Jobcentre in Bath to see how a trial of his flagship Universal Credit welfare reform, which rolls a number of state benefits into one single monthly payment, was performing in the city.

Around 26 protesters had gathered in front of the Jobcentre hoping to confront the Tory MP after a local council report suggested that coalition welfare cuts were fuelling a housing crisis in the city.

According to the report, Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms had resulted in a surge in social housing waiting lists and an increase in eviction notices being issued against local tenants.

Rather than meet with protesters to answer…

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    […] beastrabban:Another very interesting piece from Unemployed in Tyne and Wear. Needless, none of this was shown on BBC’s Points West, regional TV news which covered IDS visit to the Bath jobcentre.  […]

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