Brilliant spot by Vox Political – once again, Iain Smith is caught lying to Parliament and breathing threats against unemployed people that even the DWP’s own guidance says are not valid. But of course they don’t tell you that.
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It seems redundant to start an article by saying Iain Duncan Smith is a filthy liar, because it is a fact that we all know too well already.
The latest offence – and the word is used very deliberately – took place during Work and Pensions Questions in Parliament yesterday (October 14) and means that he has lied to Parliament – not for the first time, either!
It is interesting that he phrased his words in a particular way. Responding to Andy Sawford’s call for clarity on whether, under the new claimant commitment, benefits officers will sanction jobseekers for refusing zero-hours work, he said this referred to “people’s obligations under the existing terms… Once they are offered a job they must take it… Right now, zero-hours contracts are legal.”
You will note, Dear Reader, that he did not simply say, “Under the claimant commitment, they must take zero-hours work…
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