I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: They don’t like it up ’em!

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from the Guardian

The secretary of state for work and pensions
The secretary of state for work and pensions is mainly worrying that people haven’t got the message that the project is on schedule. Photograph: Lee Thomas/ZUMA Press/Corbis

Labour wishes the quiet man would go quietly. The Tories wish the quiet man would go quietly. But the quiet man of politics, Iain Duncan Smith, secretary of state for work and pensions, insists on going out like a noisy Captain Mainwaring. The government watchdog, the Major Projects Authority, has already declared his universal credit programme to be such an abject failure after three years that its implementation must now be deemed an entirely new project. The only person seemingly unaware of just how disastrous his flagship welfare benefits reforms have been is IDS himself.

At questions on Monday ,the right honourable member for Walmington-on-Sea was at his sparkling, delusional best. “There are now 5,610 people enrolled on…

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