The Work and Pensions Committee has just published some letters from Iain Duncan Smith, where he follows-up on questions asked to him about the connection between benefit assessments and suicide.
One of the letters, addressed to Frank Field MP, features a hand-written footnote warning against listening to those ‘in the media and on social media’ who accuse the Government of outrageous actions.
Shocking isn’t it, that anyone would have the gall to accuse IDS of ‘outrageous actions’?
He writes in the footnote:
There are some out there in the media and social media who have used ons [?] figures to accuse the govt of outrageous actions.
I would hope that the committee would not seek to follow suit. I see that having introduced ESA and the WLA, the Labour Party now seeks to attack it as though they had nothing to do with it.
Surely the committee should seek to recognise the good intent of those engaged in this difficult area.
Maybe there wouldn’t be so much outrage if IDS didn’t cheer for cuts on the most vulnerable