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(not satire – it’s Iain Duncan Smith!)

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith is claiming that his welfare reforms are creating jobs.

Quite how cutting welfare payments to terminally ill cancer sufferers – for example – is supposed to create jobs, he doesn’t quite explain:

Deadly delay for cancer patients as thousands are waiting months to get benefits

Perhaps he’s referring to an uptick in jobs being created in the greetings card, flower delivery and undertaking sectors?

And to be fair to Duncan Smith, dying probably is quite a good way to get you off the unemployment figures.

Sometimes I think trying to satirise this government is getting to be almost impossible.

They satirise themselves so much better than I ever could.


Related articles by Tom Pride:

UK today: 40% of cancer patients can’t afford to heat their home properly

Dad deported from UK for having cancer

The single most devastating reason NOT to vote Tory or Lib Dem at the next election

Iain Duncan Smith’s historic links to the far-right

DWP blames cancer patient for her illness

The two surprising NHS surveys the government hopes you don’t see

The government has finally done something so outrageous even I can’t be bothered to satirise it

Let’s be clear – Tory and Lib Dem MPs have decided terminally ill patients should work or starve

Thinktank proposing monthly fee for NHS is funded by private healthcare companies

UKIP deputy leader calls for end of NHS

Shirley Williams’ bare-faced lies to her Lib Dem colleagues on the NHS


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