Question of the Day
The Secretary of State promised that Universal Credit would be digital by default. It isn’t. He promised that all new claims would be on Universal Credit by May 2014. They won’t. He then promised that 10 areas would be assessing the simplest claims by the end of October. They aren’t. So why should anyone believe him when he says that the delivery of Universal Credit is now on track?
As I said in my comment for Independent Voices on Duncan Smith’s embarrassment, the Labour front bench ought to be flaying this Government for its failures on welfare reform, the NHS and schools. And it isn’t.
Thanks to Andrew Sparrow for spotting this one. As he says, “It’s a textbook example of how to ask a hostile Commons question. It’s clear, pithy, factual – and impossible to answer.”Tagged in: Iain Duncan Smith, Universal Credit, welfare reform
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