Posts Tagged “iain duncan smith”

Why IDS is still in his job is revealing of Conservative attitudes to social security

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2014

When Andrew Lansley’s health reforms ran into trouble – and his inability to take with him the public or those working in the NHS proved toxic – David Cameron reshuffled him out of harm’s way. Jeremy Hunt was brought in to make nice to the health sector and patients. When Michael Gove’s education reforms started […]

What links Jeremy Hunt and Peter Lilley? (Tip: If you’re not sure who they are, that’s the clue.)

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2014

Who’s the most famous cabinet minister? And who’s the least famous? That’s what YouGov set out to find out by inviting its representative sample of the public to type in the name, unprompted, of the post-holder of six senior cabinet positions. Here’s what they found… So Iain Duncan Smith (36% correctly naming him as Work […]

Laws advises Clegg: oppose Tories’ “arbitrary and vindictive” benefits cuts

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2011

The Financial Times this weekend reported what it labelled ‘one of the fiercest and most fascinating political battles of the year’ — a battle which looks set to pitch David Laws and Nick Clegg against George Osborne and the Labour leadership. The issue concerns the amount by which the Coalition should increase benefits: based on […]

YouTube 'cos we want to: Tory leaders special

by Stephen Tall on June 17, 2009

Welcome to this latest instalment of our new LDV feature rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. How could I not start with David ‘Veer are yur papeers?’ Cameron’s indulgence in a bit of outdated (…)

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