It’s been a brief General Election campaign in 2017 but there’s been no shortage of the bizarre, the bad and the ugly. And an upsurge in people running through wheat fields.
Political figures in Manchester have slammed Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation from his cabinet role as Work and Pensions Secretary.
Family is the ‘bedrock’ of any good society and the government’s welfare reforms, said Iain Duncan Smith at the Manchester Conservative Party Conference today.
‘He made up the numbers’: Oldham MP launches stinging attack on ‘deceptive’ and ‘inappropriate’ Duncan Smith
An Oldham MP has accused Iain Duncan Smith MP of making up the numbers of employers committed to supporting disabled people at last year’s Tory Conference.
‘Be there or be sanctioned’: The Iain Duncan Smiths on pig gate, ‘rudderless hippies’, and ‘brutal’ welfare reform
Viral sensation The Iain Duncan Smiths have added an ingenious twist to a Smiths tribute band – fusing flawless imitation with witty political satire to pay refreshing homage to Manchester’s indie icons.
Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Debbie Abrahams, calls for Prime Minister David Cameron to launch an investigation into Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith for falsifying benefits claimants’ quotes.
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions this week showed that between December 2011 and February 2014 that around 90 people a month died within weeks of being taken off employment and support allowance (ESA) having been assessed as fit to work by a Government contractor.
Ms Abrahams, who is a member of the work and pensions select committee, said Mr Duncan Smith was a ‘disgrace’ following revelations that the Department for Work and Pensions created a leaflet about sanctions containing made-up quotes attributed to non-existent benefit claimants.
Oldham’s Labour MP Debbie Abrahams has renewed her calls for a full review of Iain Duncan Smith’s ‘draconian’ social security sanctions.
Debbie Abrahams made a Point of Order in Commons
Iain Duncan Smith said changes would ‘revolutionise’ welfare state