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  1. Pink Parrot says:

    Cait Reilly never said she was too good for shelf-stacking, I thought her objection was that she was taken out of a voluntary job to which she was more suited (which was also helpful to the public) and threatened with losing benefits, apparently an illegal threat. I have some questions for IDS – why would someone put themselves through University, then get themselves a voluntary job, for experience in a field of their own interest, if their ambition was to stack shelves for no proper wage? Or is it only the children of the wealthy who are allowed to have ambitions? Would IDS like his children to work stacking shelves and mopping floors? No. Thought not.

  2. jay says:

    Workfare is just about power and control. For the rich over the poor nothing more.
    Claim benefit and we will tell you what to do.
    Don’t like it then you can starve and be destitute in poverty

    Cait was paid jobseeker’s allowance because she is unemployed. She wants to work but not for nothing. How difficult is that concept for idiot Smith to grasp. She never committed to anything but was forced by coercion to go on this programme.

    Three judges declare that workfare is unlawful and idiot Smith declares their ruling as rubbish! The law of the land is rubbish according to him.
    That says all you need to know about him.

    He really believes he is above the law.

    As a taxpayer I don’t want the money I have to pay in tax being used to make private companies like Poundstretcher richer.

    These rich parasites need to be removed from office asap.

  3. Serenity says:

    Iain Duncan Smith: ‘There are a group of people out there who think they are too good for this kind of stuff.’
    Yeah like the tories and their fat cat mates, one house isn’t good enough for them nor the the NHS or state schools, lets see ba’-heid IDS stacking shelves in his long three month holiday MP’s have in the Summer, will be the first time in his life he has done anything useful. Come on ba’-heid lead from the front, poundland awaits.

  4. John Lanigan says:

    If I was Cait Reilly I would be seeing my solicitor. The arrogance of IDS is truly breath taking.

  5. David Moynagh says:

    This IDS people hater has sinister motives that go beyond the obvious imposition of workfare. If not already happening behind the scenes I am convinced that he eill discover some very determined people have him in their sights for n application to the international court of human rights for his part inbthe engineering of Atos related suicides. The fact thatche is aware of existing suicides yet still carries onbwith his obsessional drive to cause more deaths is evidence of his culpability and psychologigal instability approaching sociopathy and obsessional compulsion.

  6. Andrew Healey says:

    I can’t help wondering how dangerous this pillock would be if he actually had a brain cell, maybe we could send in a geologist to look for one. There must be one type of tax we could charge him for the empty room.

  7. Nic says:

    ““You have to learn early that if you commit to something you stay by and do it,” he told BBC1′s Andrew Marr Show.”

    Well, that’s a rather unfortunate thing to say, considering that Cait Reilly has just shown the tenacity of a Rottweiler. Most people in her situation, and I include myself in this, would remain silent and allow this injustice to continue unopposed. She did not. She committed herself to taking action against the way she was treated, saw it through and a judge ruled in her favour. I do have to confess that I don’t think this ruling will change Workfare in any significant way, but it may give others the courage to speak out.

    Cait Reilly had the right to expect Workfare to be of benefit to her. A scheme designed to help the unemployed back into work should leave the job seeker in a stronger position afterwards. It should offer new experience or skills that employers are looking for. If the job seeker has done good work, it should offer a glowing reference or the offer of paid work. In other words, it should offer something other than free labour to the company in question. Cait Reilly is no job snob. She did have expectations that flew in the face of the graduate jobs market, she simply had a problem with her time being wasted. I would too.

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