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    Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

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    Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 01 Apr 2013, 12:40 pm

    This ridiculous statement was made by millionaire Iain Duncan Smith on BBC Radio Four's Today programme.

    The Work and Pensions Secretary said he could survive on 7.57 per day if he "had to", as he defended a raft of cuts to welfare payments coming into force today.

    Mr Duncan Smith's current salary gives him 1,581.02 a week or 225 a day after tax. He would have to take a 97 per cent cut in his income if he were to live on the same sum as some benefit and tax credit claimants.

    Labour has branded today the start of 'Black April' as a number of cuts and freezes in benefits are taking effect today.


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    Ask him to prove it here.....

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 02 Apr 2013, 11:42 am

    As an update to this threadstart I have found a petition-site that asks Iain Duncan-Smith to prove what he suggested by actually trying to live on 7.57 a day.

    This petition, found HERE which has already achieved 146,911 votes, but needs another 3,089 at last count.

    Come on folks, it is a reasonable expectation that if IDS says he can live on 7.57 a day, let him prove it to the people of Britain by DOING IT.


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    Re: Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

    Post by zathrus on Thu 04 Apr 2013, 12:09 pm

    This idiotic quote by IDS has caused all kinds of ructions and the hoo-haa caused is not going to quieten down for a long time.

    Why is it, I wonder, that rich Tories feel the need to flaunt their wealth at us and then try to make us feel inadequate by telling is that we should be able to live on what they pay for a bottle of wine.

    All that does is make me LIVID !
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    Re: Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 05 Apr 2013, 12:49 pm

    And quite rightly so mate.

    I think that IDS is going to rue the day that he uttered that foolish statement.


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    Re: Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 06 Apr 2013, 12:04 pm

    Hell mend him, is all I can say !
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    Re: Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

    Post by Hell's Granny on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 8:28 pm

    There has been a petition handed in to him with more than 400,000 signatures challenging him to 'put up or shut up' by living fo a year on the same amount.

    The ######### called it a 'stunt.'

    Please Spoonerise 'Cunning Stunts' to find out what I really think of him!
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    Re: Iain Duncan Smith: "I could live on 53 per week"

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 11:56 am

    IDS is one of the typical Tory ministers that wants us to live by one set of rules while he and his millionaire pals on the Tory Cabinet live by another set.

    He has been caught out by his arrogance and this statement is going to haunt him for the rest of his political career.


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