Tag Archives: Iain Duncan Smith

Poor set to suffer thanks to Barwell’s posturing

“Over the past five years, benefits have risen twice as fast as salaries.” Thus spoke the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central in full-on arslikhan mode at Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons. “Does the Prime Minister agree that, … Continue reading

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Election questions: Ben Stevenson, Communist

The Croydon North by-election is on November 29, and Inside Croydon has put to candidates a set of questions. We will be putting the responses on the record, published without the artifice, interruptions and grandstanding of the usual hustings. Over … Continue reading

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Rouse rumbled: council CEO shows his election colours

When Iain Duncan-Smith, the works and pension minister in the ConDem government and a former leader of the Conservative party, stands up and opens an address to a meeting by stating that, “obviously”, he is there to support his party’s … Continue reading

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Ken Clarke and his Marxist theory of the rioting underclass

Has Ken Clarke been re-reading his Marx (that’s Karl, rather than the jazz-loving Groucho, of course)? Interesting in today’s Guardian article by the Justice Secretary that he blames the penal system for causing the riots, claiming that 75 per cent … Continue reading

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