Universal Credit: Iain Duncan Smith’s slow motion con trick
Uploaded by tradesunioncongress 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.”