Ian Duncan Smith: The Sane Choice
‘Do I detect a little anti-intellectualism here? Must’ve started about 1982 [the year Reagan was elected] I think’,
– Comedian Bill Hicks on being reproached for reading in a Virginia waffle house.
‘This man is dangerous. He believes his own propaganda.’
– German Conservative politician on Adolf Hitler.
Ian Duncan Smith doesn’t seem to like defending his policies rationally. His department has repeatedly refused demands to release the figures of the numbers of people, who have died due to being denied benefit support as a result of his reforms. Such requests are decried as ‘vexatious’. Other excuses for not releasing them include the straightforward admission that these would create public opposition to them, and prevent their implementation. Mike’s blogged about this a number of times on Vox Political, after his own request for the figures under the FOI was turned down. These statements…
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