After Smith, Grayling and Cameron, Mark Hoban is now on the hook for his own lies, as he faces a grilling from MPs and questions to which he can’t claim not to know the answer, since he’s received them in advance. Watch this space tomorrow to see what happened. Another excellent article from Vox Political that exposes Hoban’s lies as well as highlighting more injustice and disdain heaped on disabled people by a ‘government’ that has managed to turn ‘wicked’ from histrionic hyperbole into understatement.
Let’s get something straight from the outset: By Parliamentary convention, if a government minister lies to MPs – or is found to have told falsehoods and does not then correct the inaccuracies, that is a resignation matter.
Until the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition came into power, this convention was observed by all parties. The fact that the current administration – which, let’s remember, did not win any elections to get into office – does not observe this convention is yet another indication that it is an outlaw government.
Iain Duncan Smith is a classic case of the Coalition attitude. He has told so many porkies to Parliament and the public that he is to be dragged before the Commons Work and Pensions committee to account for them. The trouble is, even if he is forced to admit knowingly misleading us all, there is no reason to expect him to…
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