Having not only failed to deliver one of the Tories’ flagship policies but potentially wasted more than £200 million of taxpayers’ cash on IT systems which may be written off as useless, the Tories couldn’t possibly re-appoint Iain Duncan Smith at DWP? Errrrr …
One of the first items on his ‘to do’ list will be wasting even more money on trying to cover up the extent of his own failure. The courts have repeatedly ordered DWP to publish four potentially explosive documents related to Universal Credit: the risks register, issues register, milestone schedule and project assessment review.
The news that Iain Duncan Smith has been offered yet another chance to block publication was lost in the election hubbub two weeks ago. The date for the new one-day hearing has yet to be set.
The quiet man is here to stay — and he’s getting his lawyers to turn down the volume.