Iain Duncan Smith and the Tory compassion that kills

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,021 Saturday 07 March 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, That prize ignoramus, Iain Duncan Smith, is expected to tell a conference in Canada he thinks that for too long it has been assumed that compassion is “soft” and the “preserve of the left”. He is a man who […]

Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,013 Friday 27 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, in written evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on Benefit sanctions wrote the following: “A combination of ‘silo’ thinking by officials in the DWP and its […]