A letter a day to number 10. No 1,147
Tuesday 14 July 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Seeing Iain Duncan Smith’s ecstatic display of unbridled joy at Osborne’s budget was an insult to humanity.
Osborne had just pulled off the scam of the century in rebranding the living wage as something less than the minimum required for people to actually live on. It was a triumph of deception and Smith, himself a seasoned practitioner of the dark arts of deception, was overjoyed.
To say it was an obscene display of gloating, self serving, arrogance doesn’t begin to do it justice. The man, and I use the term loosely, is a disability and sickness denial junkie. He pursues the poorest and least able people with all the conviction of a religious zealot. He arrogantly denies that he is driving people into poverty through his sanctions regime implemented through Jobcentres which are now little more than despair and benefit denial, workhouse pimp joints, for penalising and flogging off the poor to the lowest bidder.
The DWP admits that ’10 of the 49 benefit claimants whose deaths were subject to secret reviews had had their payments sanctioned’, yet Smith remains adamant that he will not publish the actual figures of benefit related deaths and insists that ‘sanctions are a vital backstop in the welfare system and are only used in a small minority of cases where claimants don’t do all they can to look for work’, when every claimant knows they are routine and lives in abject fear of them.
Iain Duncan Smith is a social pariah and a menace to society. He is knowingly and wantonly driving people into ruin and so obviously revels in it.
George Osborne said in his Budget speech, “Those who suffer when governments run unsustainable deficits are not the richest but the poorest.” Yet went on to say, “So those who oppose any savings to Tax Credits will have to explain how on earth they propose to eliminate the deficit, let alone run a surplus and pay down debt.” He had the temerity to say such things even whilst dishing out benefits for the rich and corporations.
The poor are being hounded to death to repay a deficit caused by the banks which continue to reward themselves for their crimes. Perhaps I should borrow the words of Hunter S Thompson and rename these letters ‘Fear and loathing in the dis-United Kingdom’.
One in five benefit-related deaths involved sanctions, admits DWP