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Ian Duncan Smith Followed by Cocaine George.

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Ian Duncan Smith has spoken.

“Our Work Programme is giving new skills to people far from the jobs market. (!!!!!!!!!)

The voluntary and private sectors, paid only when they get people back in work and as they help people sustain it by developing the ‘work habit’, are delivering value for money. (!!!!!!!!)

Not just the big society at work, but the big society getting people back to work. (!!!!!!!!!)

And ending the something for nothing culture.

Promise made, promise delivered (I’ve run out exclamation marks…)

Second, we also promised to start dealing with the long term sickness benefit, too often abused as an excuse for avoiding work.

Our Work Capability assessment will review 1.5million people on Incapacity Benefit, many of whom have been written off and abandoned. 115,000 have already been through the assessment.

Those able to work immediately will look for employment and join the Work Programme; others who could work in the future, will get tailored support.

With more and more of those once parked on permanent benefits back seeking work or in work –

Third, as David Freud said, we promised to build the Universal Credit, the most radical change to benefits in a generation.

The current system, a mess of multiple benefits paid at varying rates, is open to widespread abuse – the result is massive error and fraud costing our country over £5 billion.

Worst of all, some people lose up to 96 pence of every pound earned in work because of the way their benefits are withdrawn. Would any of us work at 96% tax rates, especially if we could earn a living without any effort at all?

Universal Credit will ensure that you will be better off in work than out of it, and it will mean taxpayers get value for money.

Just imagine, a system that places work at the heart of the benefit system –

Which is why, for those fit for work I have a simple message:

Work with us to find and stay in employment and you will get all the support we can muster.

However, failure to seek work, take work, stay in work, or cooperate, and you will lose your benefits.

This is our contract with the British people. (who signed to it?)

To bring an end to the something for nothing culture (See below on Osborne)

Promise made, promise delivered.

But we are doing more:

As Maria pointed out, we are improving disability support, which is currently unfair and un-ambitious.

Too many in receipt of Disability Living Allowance are left for years with no re-assessment of their circumstances: more than two-thirds of the current case load has an indefinite award.

DLA is a lifeline for many, but it just isn’t working effectively enough in its current form. And many jobseekers who receive it are confused, often thinking that if they take work, they’ll lose support because it is complicated and oddly inflexible.

Whilst we’ll help those who can work to sustain work, we will always care for those who cannot.

But those with a disability must no longer be left behind.

And that’s not all. We are determined to help bring young people to meaningful employment – For it is they who have felt the recession the hardest

We have created funding for 250,000 new apprenticeships and 100,000 new work experience places. This alongside an innovation fund of £30 million to help our most disadvantaged young people.




Four years ago, when I was Chairman of the CSJ, I commissioned a national review of Britain’s street gangs to seek solutions.

Ian Duncan Smith was followed by George Osborne.

THE former prostitute who insists she watched George Osborne snort “a big, fat line of cocaine” yesterday challenged him to sue her.

The Chancellor has denied Natalie Rowe’s allegations that he took the class A drug when they were friends in his youth.

But Ms Rowe, who worked as a dominatrix called Mistress Pain at the time, called a radio station to defend her claim.

And she said: “If Osborne has a problem, then sue me.”

The Cabinet minister first faced drug accusations six years ago when a photo of him with his arm draped around the former vice girl surfaced. Mr Osborne denied her claim that a line of white powder on the table in front of them was cocaine

He also denied he had taken the drug at a party in 1994 when he was 24 years old.

The Chancellor’s friends again said Ms Rowe was wrong after she went on Australian TV to repeat her story on Monday.

But the 47-year-old former madam, who ran Black Beauties escort agency, called London’s LBC radio station to hit back.

Accusing the Chancellor of trying to smear her, she said: “He’s a Chancellor and he should tell the truth. At the end of the day if you want to make laws and rules about drug-taking, you can’t be a hypocrite and he is.”

Ms Rowe added: “I know George Osborne in a different way than the public because I knew him on a personal level.

“He could have said nothing but he chose to taint me and make me look as if I’m some crazed dominatrix who was touting her story to make money. That isn’t the case.

“He needs to own up to his past. I know what went on.”

A source close to the Chancellor yesterday repeated: “The allegations are old and we deny them.”

David Cameron’s spokesman also defended Mr Osborne saying: “The Chancellor is 100% focused on the economy.”

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2011/09/14/george-osborne-ex-prostitute-issues-sue-me-challenge-over-coke-claims-115875-23418570/#ixzz1ZisgSzQN


Written by Andrew Coates

October 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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  1. IDS is one thoroughly nasty piece of work,closely matched by Osborne.


    October 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

  2. He is the biggest steaming pile of IDS I ever came across. Smug, unintelligent and, unfortunately, in power. Let’s pray that it’s not for long. Unfortunately the great British public seem to have given him a high approval rating – words fail me.


    October 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  3. As usual a mush of meaningless words , Tailored Support ? For what a sweeper , poundland picker, shelf stacker????

    How do you tailor support for the people wrongly found fit for work??

    How do the sick and unemployed find these fictitious jobs when 4 million into 400,000 just doesn’t go.
    Iain D Smith believes he is the NEW MESSIAH,
    As for Gideon “white powder” Osborne, a Leopard cannot change its spots, a compulsary drugs test for Politicians would be a good idea.


    October 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  4. I have become averse to Britain. I’m sickened by it where it was once a bastion of culture, though to believe it was ever a place of freedom and democracy is dangerous ignorance. It seemed for a while things were improving. Now, in the space of eighteen months, we are standing at the gates of the workhouse being told who to hate and prodded into doing so with increased vehemence. I do not want to be part of this society and would rather find something better. But that, too, requries money, and I’m sick of being made to feel that I am a scrounger: a taker, a canker on the great and the good. A drain on resources and progress.


    October 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    • 80% of voters and taxpayers support the Government.

      Is it time for a civil war?!

      Work Programme

      October 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm

  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/04/conservatives-reveal-tougher-rules-jobseekers

    “Unemployed face losing benefit unless they spend several hours per day seeking work and accept jobs within 90-mile radius”

    F#ck me, a 180 mile per day commute on a push-bike beckons.


    October 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    • On the several hours a day looking for a job.

      The only way that could be enforced is to have, as I’ve mentioned before, people under supervision.

      This would imply putting the unemployed in detention camps – or ‘job seeking units’ – and employing a small army of guards to supervise them.

      Much as the Coalition would love that, and it might happen, but it would cost, cost and cost.

      Andrew Coates

      October 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

  6. Let’s break that down, say it takes approximately 6 hrs to cycle 90 miles, I would have to leave home at 2am to at work for 8 in the morning
    The working day finished at 5pm which would mean I’d be home by 11 at night leaving me with a grand total of 3 hours to sleep, eat and wash per day

    Nice-one IDS I’ll be dead within a fortnight


    October 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    • Would be surprised if people could travel on a bike non stop for 6 hours!! Ooh, what happens if I steer my bike into this fast approaching articulated lorry travelling at 60mph in the fast lane… ?

      Work Programme

      October 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      • This would be the extremest of extreme cycling 🙂 Can’t see IBS or any of the lumps of lard with the jelly arses who staff provider and JCP offices being up to it.

        Lance Armstrong

        October 5, 2011 at 10:03 am

      • I was being ironic about the cycling thing, but considering it was Herr Tebbit of the Gestapo’s favourite metaphor it seemed appropriate.
        Saying that, it’s exactly the sort of thing Cameron’s nutty policy dwonck Steve Hilton would come up with


        October 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      • Don’tknow what anyone’s moaning about, Cameron has just announced that everybody is going to get free Harley Street care on the NHS – if one group of GPs can do it, why not the rest?

        Andrew Coates

        October 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      • This latest policy from the bowels of IBS is completely bonkers. Let’s do a little maths: 90 x 2 x 5 day week x 50 = 45,000 miles – an average car only covers 12,000 miles a year. Cycling 45,000 miles a year, more or less 4 times the distance an average car covers is NOT humanely possible. Anything more than 3000 miles of “saddle time” a year is classed as “extreme”. This policy is sheer insanity!

        Chris Boardman

        October 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      • On yer bike!

        Norman Tebbit

        October 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  7. Does there seem to be some sort backtracking going on in these press leaks ?

    “Within a 90-minute radius of their home”


    “Within a 90-mile radius of their home”


    October 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    • 90 minute travel (hour and a half travel) is what the long term unemployed currently has to do. (is that return or just on way?)

      90 mile radius has been claimed on the guardian although the article writer didn’t quote a source to any information in the article. Is it all hearsay?

      Work Programme

      October 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm

  8. Don’t we already “have job seeking units”? i.e. the Poverty Pimp providers. It may also help if all the unemployed were made to have their NI numbers tattooed on their foreheads – this would greatly facilitate identification by those in authority.


    October 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

  9. Why is it that time and time again politicians show that they do not understand what DLA is actually for and that many people who receive DLA actually work whilst receiving it? DLA is paid to help cover the extra costs of living with a disability, it is not an “out of work” benefit. Receipt of DLA is not conditional on any level of employment or aspiration, it is supposed to be awarded on basis of need.

    There has been a trend since the tories got in last May for DLA to be re-awarded to existing claimants in the form of “indefinate awards”. I have been told by a welfare advice worker that this is because of the extra workload of reassessing those on IB to convert them to ESA (or chuck them onto JSA) is taking up so many more staff hours. Another opinion is that the indefinate awards are being made to make it easier to deny claimants this benefit when DLA is abolished and PIP is brought in.

    Miller is a rancid disgrace, she refuses to actively engage with campaigners for those with disabilities and her ignorance about the reality of living with any type of disability is shocking.

    I agree with Wishface. I used to love the UK. Now it frightens me just to live here, but I have no option to do otherwise.



    October 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

  10. On yer bike!.

    Norman Tebbit

    October 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    • How’s the Misses ?

      Patrick Magee

      October 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    • The “Misses” is doing well indeed, Patrick. Thank you ever so much for your concern. Kind regards Norman

      Norman Tebbit

      October 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

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