Iain Duncan Smith's sudden change of heart won't change his toxic legacy of cuts to the disabled

FAREWELL then, IDS. After years of implementing cruel Tory attacks on the disabled, you have resigned over cruel Tory cuts to the disabled. Aye, right.

I don’t believe the hype about his replacement. Stephen Crabb, the new Work and Pensions secretary, supported every welfare cut Iain Duncan Smith made.


Nobody should be fooled about the bust budget, either. Even without the planned cut to Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the Tories have pursued a vindictive series of policies against sick and disabled people.

None of these are set to be reversed. Look at their record. The Tories cut disability benefits by £30 a week just a fortnight ago.

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