Universal Credit: Iain Duncan Smith’s slow motion con trick

Universal Credit: Iain Duncan Smith’s slow motion con trick

Uploaded by  on Mar 11, 2011

‘Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has promised that his plans to switch the current system of welfare support into a Universal Credit, will leave nobody poorer. This might sound like ‘compassionate Conservatism’, but is really just a slow motion con trick.’

And this ‘slow motion con trick’ will be further undermined by the likely potential failures of the complicated IT programme.  Failures of which will have dreadful consequences for those who are dependent on benefits to survive.

A government adviser on information technology said: “IDS, like other ministers before him, has been hypnotised by promises of what an online system can deliver. Warnings were given to him more than a year ago. They were ignored.”

6 thoughts on “Universal Credit: Iain Duncan Smith’s slow motion con trick

  1. I had to give up work on may because of a neck injury,paid my NI contributions applied for DLA(it was obvious I was disabled from a previous ailment) got refused appealed against decision,now my GP and occupational health now involved ffs you would think with the amount of money thats being spent to prevent someone who is most definatley fitting the criteria of blantant obvious “DISABLED” you would then think ” right i will claim benefits that I am entitled too.I have no confidence on how the system works and the people who work at the DWP is there “actually” anyone in the medical profession who did NOT get their qualification from the back of a cornflakes pkt? Or am I missing the point?

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