Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Is Ian Duncan Smith The Most Evil Man In Britain?
Ian Duncan Smith likes to tell everyone that he is a committed Christian but, despite his claims, is he in fact the most evil man in Britain? A cursory look at his record so far is most illuminating. Having inherited an economy in which unemployment was actually falling despite the banking crisis and the recession he applauded while George Osborne reversed this trend and sent unemployment climbing towards the stratosphere. He then immediately set about stoking up hatred towards the unemployed, accusing them of deliberately throwing themselves out of work in order to swop the average wage of £500 per week for the obvious attractions of £60 per week. He then instituted a programme of ritual humiliation, forcing people, many of whom were unemployed for the first time, to attend "back to work programmes" in which mindless drones bang on about positive thinking and writing the irresistable CV. This accomplished he then turned his attention to the disabled who, he assures us, are mainly fakes and benefit scroungers. The result was an unprecedented increase in attacks and public abuse against disabled people, many of whom don't actually claim any benefits at all. Now he has launched an attack on those who have children when out of work, conveniently forgetting the usual Tory propaganda about "family values," and suggesting that they only have children to access lucrative benefit payments that guarantee them a life of luxury. What is more he does all of this while completely ignoring tax avoidance by the rich that makes benefit cheating pale into insignificance by comparison, and the culture of bonuses for executives that has made failure in business completely irrelevant. It may be worthwhile to remind this committed Christian about the description of the anti-Christ who, it is said, "will claim divine authority as he works all kinds of counterfeit miracles and signs while doing all kinds of evil." So is he the most evil man in Britain? It's difficult to say when he shares company with the likes of David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Andrew Lansley, George Osborne and Miachael Gove. but the "News In Shorts" thinks he just edges it.