Chingford and Woodford Green MP to say controversial welfare reforms are creating jobs

The Work and Pensions Secretary and MP for Chingford and Woodford Green will use a speech in central London today to insist the Government is

The Work and Pensions Secretary and MP for Chingford and Woodford Green will use a speech in central London today to insist the Government is "delivering" after Labour left "whole sections of society on the sidelines".

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Iain Duncan Smith will signal his determination to intensify welfare reforms, arguing that the crackdown on benefits is cutting unemployment.

The Work and Pensions Secretary and MP for Chingford and Woodford Green will use a speech in central London today to insist the Government is "delivering" after Labour left "whole sections of society on the sidelines".

The comments come amid speculation that the Tory general election manifesto could pledge to lower the benefit cap or extend other tough measures.

"The number of households where nobody had ever worked doubled - and the welfare bill rose by twice as much as average earnings," Mr Duncan Smith is to say.

"More than half of the rise in employment that we saw was accounted for by foreign nationals.

"And not just in London - three-quarters of Eastern European migrants in employment live outside London."

Mr Duncan Smith will argue that immigration into the UK has been a "supply and demand issue".

"Businesses needed the labour and because of the way our benefit system was constructed, too few of the economically inactive took the jobs on offer," he will say.

"When we took office, there were nearly five million people on out of work benefits.

"It was clear to me that in large part this situation was the product of a dysfunctional welfare system that often trapped those it was supposed to help in cycles of worklessness and dependency.

"My one aim as Work and Pensions Secretary has been to change this culture - and everything we have done, every programme we have introduced, has been about supporting everyone who is able to into work.

"The scale of the change has been enormous - but we are delivering, and it is changing our country for the better.

"Fixing society at the same time as the economy, matching a firm economic settlement to a firm social settlement; and in so doing putting this country on a path to a more productive, more dynamic, and ultimately a more contented, future."

 

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8:54am Tue 12 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Good.

There are still too many on a 'career path' of benefits.

Obesity seems a major problem with overweight people in scooters and on sticks purely because of their size. You often see them eating the most unhealthy food and worse still, smoking, even in or outside hospitals.

It is about time some people took control of their lives and stopped milking the system as without personal responsibility, we will not have an NHS and then what will they do?

It is an anomaly that certain people, with severe injuries, birth defects and ailments compete in disabled sport and yet similarly impaired people cannot push themselves to get work answering a phone or in an office. I know blind people who regularly work and some people with mild injuries who rather stay at home stewing for a few pounds a week off the state.
Good. There are still too many on a 'career path' of benefits. Obesity seems a major problem with overweight people in scooters and on sticks purely because of their size. You often see them eating the most unhealthy food and worse still, smoking, even in or outside hospitals. It is about time some people took control of their lives and stopped milking the system as without personal responsibility, we will not have an NHS and then what will they do? It is an anomaly that certain people, with severe injuries, birth defects and ailments compete in disabled sport and yet similarly impaired people cannot push themselves to get work answering a phone or in an office. I know blind people who regularly work and some people with mild injuries who rather stay at home stewing for a few pounds a week off the state. Villagecranberry
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12:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

stickmanny says...

Why don't you go over to Chingford and lick IDS wherever he wants you to.

The rest of us will carry on living in the real world.
Why don't you go over to Chingford and lick IDS wherever he wants you to. The rest of us will carry on living in the real world. stickmanny
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12:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

tjm01 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Good. There are still too many on a 'career path' of benefits. Obesity seems a major problem with overweight people in scooters and on sticks purely because of their size. You often see them eating the most unhealthy food and worse still, smoking, even in or outside hospitals. It is about time some people took control of their lives and stopped milking the system as without personal responsibility, we will not have an NHS and then what will they do? It is an anomaly that certain people, with severe injuries, birth defects and ailments compete in disabled sport and yet similarly impaired people cannot push themselves to get work answering a phone or in an office. I know blind people who regularly work and some people with mild injuries who rather stay at home stewing for a few pounds a week off the state.
Once again you claim to know someone who fits this article, and once again I think you are lying, you make things up
It is an anomaly that certain people, constantly talk rubbish and tell lies whilst the rest of us don't, and if the behavour you have discribed causes you so much stress, the next time you see it happening bring it to the attention of those people, I am sure they will help you to have a much better insight into the services provided by the N.H.S
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Good. There are still too many on a 'career path' of benefits. Obesity seems a major problem with overweight people in scooters and on sticks purely because of their size. You often see them eating the most unhealthy food and worse still, smoking, even in or outside hospitals. It is about time some people took control of their lives and stopped milking the system as without personal responsibility, we will not have an NHS and then what will they do? It is an anomaly that certain people, with severe injuries, birth defects and ailments compete in disabled sport and yet similarly impaired people cannot push themselves to get work answering a phone or in an office. I know blind people who regularly work and some people with mild injuries who rather stay at home stewing for a few pounds a week off the state.[/p][/quote]Once again you claim to know someone who fits this article, and once again I think you are lying, you make things up It is an anomaly that certain people, constantly talk rubbish and tell lies whilst the rest of us don't, and if the behavour you have discribed causes you so much stress, the next time you see it happening bring it to the attention of those people, I am sure they will help you to have a much better insight into the services provided by the N.H.S tjm01
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