Iain Duncan Smith’s legacy of poverty and waste


It has been another noisy week for the quiet man. Iain Duncan Smith decided that the chancellor’s statement on the economy made Thursday a good day to bury bad news. With a shabbiness entirely in keeping with the work and pension secretary’s low character, he sneaked out the admission that he would fail to hit the 2017 deadline for the introduction of his universal credit when no one was looking.

The truth that he had wasted more money than an army of benefit fraudsters on a grandiose IT system had been dragged out of him like a confession from a hardened criminal.

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