“an unmitigated disaster of extraordinary proportions in every aspect of the programme so far”.
To add insult to injury, today’s Times newspaper printed a story that alleges that IDS and members of his ministerial team approached Conservative party members on the PAC to request that they “point the finger” of blame for the cost overruns and mismanagement at the permanent secretary (the top civil servant) Robert Devereux – a charge that has been denied.
The universal credit project has its fifth new project director, Harold Shiplee and he has undertaken yet another review, its nineteenth in eighteen months. If you are interested to know some of the problems that have arisen during the project then you should listen to this edited edition of BBC Radio 4′s The report from 10 October 2013.
I think that we are beginning to understand why George Osborne is reported to have said that IDS is just “not clever enough” to be a cabinet minister.
- Talking Bull About The Bedroom Tax….Err I Mean Spare Room Subsidy
- Do you want the truth from your government or just what a minister says he ‘believes’ to be true? (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- He can’t tell the truth, yet the right needs Iain Duncan Smith | Nick Cohen (theguardian.com)
- Iain Duncan Smith: “If he told me 2 + 2 = 4, I’d ask for a second opinion” (nickcohen.net)
- Iain Duncan Smith denies Universal Credit is an ‘IT disaster’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Iain Duncan Smith: faith and the facts | Editorial (theguardian.com)
- Do you want the truth from your government or just what a minister believes to be true? Part 2 (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- Do you want the truth from your government or just what a minister believes to be true? Part 3 (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- “Mismanagement” and a “lack of transparency” – just an average day in coalition government
- The “Rank Hypocrisy” Of Political Donations
- Faisal Islam’s (not) looking for answers (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)