Iain Duncan Smith is bleating about valid criticisms of his draconian policies on social media and in the mainstream media


Politics and Insights

36626_217452248405831_532419169_nThe Work and Pensions Select Committee has just published some letters between Frank Field, the chair and Iain Duncan Smith. Duncan Smith responds to questions about the correlation between benefit assessments and suicide.

Mr Field had asked what data the Department for Work and Pensions collects on the deaths of benefit claimants.

The issue had been raised in research by Oxford University and Liverpool University in a research report entitledFirst Do No Harm , which I also reported on last year.

The letter addressed to Frank Field MP, features a barely legible hand-written footnote warning against listening to those “in the media and on social media” who “accuse the Government of outrageous actions.”

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