Iain Duncan Smith has committed contempt of Parliament and should be expelled

More details on Iain Duncan Smith’s deliberate misleading of Parliament (and public). I’d thoroughly recommend following Mike Sivier’s blog – quality stuff.

Vox Political

Why is Iain Duncan Smith still a member of Parliament?

Apparently there is an offence, here in the UK, known as Contempt of Parliament. An MP is guilty of this if he or she deliberately misleads Parliament, and any MP accused of the offence may be suspended or expelled.

Our odious Work and Pensions secretary is a repeat offender. It is one thing to be “economical with the truth”, as the euphemism goes; it is entirely different to present known falsehoods to the House of Commons as though they were accurate.

Smith’s latest wheeze involves a press release released by his Department of Work and Pensions last month, in which he is quoted as follows: “Already we’ve seen 8,000 people who would have been affected by the [benefits] cap move into jobs. This clearly demonstrates that the cap is having the desired impact.”

There is no evidence to support the…

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5 responses to “Iain Duncan Smith has committed contempt of Parliament and should be expelled

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  2. Iain Duncan Smith is a bare faced LIAR,as are all government ministers,Because if the Brittish public knew the truth there would be no tory party left in this country….imo.

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