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Universal Credit is a Scandal of Criminal Proportions

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12.02.2019

Against all the guidelines and memos on Ministerial behaviour from the Civil Service high heid yins Amber Rudd in Parliament was forced to utter words of truth in response to consistent questioning and pressure from opposition MP's to admit that the disastrous Universal Credit scheme has caused massive increases in the use of food banks among the victims of the Universal Credit rollout.

READ MORE: Campaigner on Universal Credit: It Can't Be Fixed, It Should Be Scrapped

After a year of deceitful and dishonest denials from previous Ministers the recently appointed Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, admitted what everyone with half a brain cell already knew. The Universal Credit scheme is a shambolic project that leaves the poorest and most vulnerable with no money to live on for up to five weeks and forces them to seek food to survive from food banks.

Well she didn't actually admit that the scheme to roll six key benefits into one Universal Credit benefit was shambolic, massively expensive and utterly unjustified but she should have done. She should have announced it was a big mistake and halted the roll out as the first step toward scrapping it.

In every area where it has been piloted increased hardship, food bank reliance, rent arrears and despair has followed. In reality the smug and conceited mastermind of this disaster, former Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, should be arrested, charged with wilful deceit of the public and ordered to pay back the billions he has cost the taxpayer with his fanciful lies and distortions of reality.

To help raise some of the billions lost his incarceration inside the Tower of London should be interrupted daily for him to be attached with chains to a stockade in Parliament Green and the public charged a £1 to throw rotten fruit at his dislikeable orifice from a distance of no more than 20 yards. That should at least raise a couple of billion pounds.

Smith was in charge of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in 2012 when they estimated the administration costs of rolling out Universal Credit (UC) to be £2.2 billion. The ingenious idea was hatched from scheming and devious minds like Ian Duncan Smith who have never had to rely on social security benefits in their lives and don't have a clue what life on poverty and low income actually means.

This absolute bam claimed he could easily live on £53 a week benefits until his £193 overnight hotel expenses claim charged to the public purse revealed £39 for his........

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