“A Claimant is Just a Friend I have yet to Meet.”
Iain Duncan Smith makes a splash again:
Here’s the full spectacle of Iain Duncan Smith’s DWP horror show. With a UN investigation on the way, I wonder if he feels proud
Harriet Williamson Independent.
Obviously it’s better to stick a few DWP staff in food banks than to address the policies that have left people needing emergency food in the first place.
Yet again, the Department of Work and Pensions has been revealed as an organ of monstrous bureaucratic cruelty this week, with a report from the charity Mind showing that the DWP is three times more likely to sanction someone with mental health problems than to help them find work. The report states that 250,000 people with mental health issues are receiving Employment and Support Allowance, and of these, 19,259 were sanctioned last year while only 6,340 were…