Tag Archives: House of Commons

Tory Whip mocks destitute as Government continue benefits freeze

Craig Whittaker benefits freeze

Yesterday saw MPs debate annual increases, or in some cases a continued freeze, of benefits and the state pension. During a speech by Labour Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Margaret Greenwood MP, a Tory Whip thought it wise to say she doesn’t know the meaning of the word destitution. Yesterdays debate was on the the amount that each benefit will

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EXCLUSIVE- Has Iain Duncan Smith broken House of Commons rules?

Iain Duncan Smith Centre for Social Justice

Former Work and Pensions Secretary and architect of Universal Credit, Iain Duncan Smith may have broken rules that require MPs to register their financial interests. Despite being a company director for the think tank he founded, it does not appear on his register of financial interests. Duncan Smith is well known to have founded the think tank; The Centre for

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Sick Esther McVey tells women on Universal Credit; “there are other jobs on offer”

Esther McVey in the House of Commons

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has caused outrage by suggesting that women on Universal Credit who’ve been driven to prostitution should get a job. Ms McVey was responding to a point raised by the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field MP. The former Labour MP who is currently sitting as an Independent, shared a shocking consequence

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