Mark Hoban Loses DWP Job: When Will Ian Duncan Smith Go?
Esther McVey, Tory MP, will take over from Mark Hoban as employment minister at the Department for Work and Pensions. Hoban returns to the backbenches.
Hoban is best known to the unemployed for saying this (Telegraph March 2013)
When you’ve been out of work for months it can be easy to lose motivation and be sucked into a long spell without a job. Gaining some extra experience and keeping – or discovering – the habit of work is vital.
That’s why we run several schemes where unemployed people are required to carry out a period of work on a project which benefits the community and gives a real boost to their job prospects. If they refuse that help without good reason, then they will lose their benefits for a period.
Followed by this,
Far from being slavery or punishment, these schemes are designed with the sole motive of helping people get back into work – giving them the vital workplace skills and experience which may be holding them back from getting a job. Indeed, as the Court of Appeal recently concluded in a judicial review, we are completely within our rights to expect people to attend these schemes.
There’s more Hoban Hate out there,. This is one case, “…we also know there are some out there who don’t want to roll up their sleeves, and who think they can play the system. Well I’ve got news for them – they can’t. That is why, from tomorrow, there will be tougher penalties for people on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) who don’t play by the rules.”
Unfortunately Esther McVery is of the same stamp.
This is what she’s said this year, in her capacity as Minister for cracking from on disabled people.
The benefit changes this government has introduced this month will make work pay while protecting the most vulnerable
This month we are seeing a number of key changes to the welfare state that are in line with the government’s promise to help hard-working people….
Anybody who can be bothered to read the rest of her ill-informed right-wing rant can see it here.
Perhaps these Ministers, like their immediate Boss of Bosses, Ian Duncan Smith, will end up like this right-winger,
SILVIO Berlusconi (77), one of Italy’s richest men, may soon be scrubbing lavatories, working with drug addicts or helping the homeless, after opting to serve his sentence for tax fraud doing community service.
We can but hope.