Guess Who?

by James Oliver Deckard

So let’s start by talking about someone who lives off the state and has little experience of the world of work you and I know.

He is 58 years old and has suckled upon the publicly-funded teat for most of his life.

He’s signed on the dole. He’s had four children and received child benefit for all of them. He has put them each through private school, too.

His wife hasn’t worked since they married, except for 15 months in which he got her a job paid by the taxpayer.

He and his colleagues eat and drink food you subsidise in a palace you pay for, he is driven around in a car you own, and when he is too old to ‘work’ any more you will pay for him to have a better pension than you, too.

He started out at the age of 21 with six years of taxpayer-funded military service, during which he acted as bag-carrier to a Major-General.

Then in 1981, aged 27, he left the Army and signed on the dole for several months.

He then began a period of ordinary work based upon the skills he had gained at the taxpayer’s expense, and worked in sales for arms dealer GEC-Marconi.

He then moved on to a property firm, where he was made redundant after six months, and then sold gun-related magazines for Jane’s Information Group.

After 11 years of this all-too brief career he succeeded in once again boarding the publicly-funded gravy train in 1992.

In the intervening 20 years he has been paid by the taxpayer every year more money than most taxpayers earn. He has topped it up, along the way, to more than six figures for a few years here and there by being more pompous than the other pigs.

In 2001 he helped his unemployed wife to have a suckle, arranging for you to pay her £15,000 to be his diary secretary.

These days he is given the grand total of £134,565 a year from the taxpayer.

He lives for free in a £2million Tudor farmhouse on his father-in-law’s ancestral estate in Buckinghamshire.

He has three acres of land, a tennis court, swimming pool and some orchards, which is not bad for a life in the pay of the state.

‘Who is this scumbag?’ you might cry. ‘Tell us his name, let the authorities know his address, let’s get this guzzler out of the cushy life and show him what life is like for the rest of us, earning £7 an hour with a rise once every eight years and a pension consisting entirely of penny sweets if you’re lucky.’

His name is Iain Duncan Smith, and his address is the Palace of Westminster, LondonSW1A 0AA.

14 responses to “Guess Who?

  1. A scumbag on the tit tells others how they are work-shy.

    Blulabour indeed.

  2. Well at least he worked for some years (11 at a streach – that is more than many M.Ps now). But I wish he would stop going on about “Social Justice” – it makes me want to smash my head against a wall.

    Does he know what the term “Social Justice” means? If so how does he “justify” the country estate? And if does not know what the term “Social Justice” means why does someone not tell him? Why the endless talk – and conferences (with big companies, academics and so on – surely someone would mention the meaning of the term “Social Justice” to the minister?)

    It is just weird to talk about Social Justice when one is in his poisition – it is like the Duke of Orleans calling himself “Citizen Equality”.

    Unless he thinks it just means “helping the poor” or something nice and vague like that. But then why the word “justice” – why the implication of legal rights to …….?

    Has the minister never asked himself why the term “Social Justice” has the word “justice” in it – and what it means if someone actually believes in that definition of justice?

  3. As Enoch Powell said:-
    Prefixing a word with “social” gives it its opposite meaning.

  4. Mr Harry Price.

    Enoch Powell was not a stupid man, he had great insigt and powers of

  5. Mr Harry Price.

    I don’t think we should ever make comparisons with Enoch Powell and this
    man, simply no comparisons. Enoch could indeed see the future.

  6. John O'Leary.

    I like than Iian Duncan Smith, and Chloe the way they are running welfare, How about finding your self paralised with a tumor in your lower spine area, having 22 hours of surgery to remove a milgnantt tumor the size of a grapfruit and then be told your a scrounger, hobbling a round at home with the use of a zimmer frame, that’s what they call scroungers these day’s. Then suddenly finding your pension Nicked, and the good old old compliance officers at the Norwich JCP deleteing the files and making making false documents to justify thier actions.and denying you were ever sick. I like that one Chloe and Iain, we can see how benefits are being cut, and peoples rightful monies in law are being stolen. If that not bad enough being arrested on forged documents having two police psycopaths arrest you, put you in the doggie bit at the back of the van, and then drive over the speed bumps at high speed so you take off like a rocket, being left black and blue, and then having to endure thier sick Laughter, as they find it amusing. great welfare in your area, Chloe, love your letters and justifications. Baby.All that evidence and files being deystroyed.

  7. I have met both Enoch Powell and Ian Duncan Smith – indeed wildly different.

    Mr Powell would also have had the ability to (somehow) explain to the minister what “Social Justice” is, and why a Conservative (as well as Classical Liberal) should be AGAINST it.

    As for the decline in basic honour among “public servants” that the last comment describes – I wish I believed it was not true.

    But I suspect that Mr O’Leary is telling the truth.

  8. John Oleary

    Firstly Mr marks I do not lie, my case was refered to Smiths office by the Police PSD, Smith emailed me for anumber of files which she promised to return,she did not and I still have copies of her letters, after that she refused to make any further proper reply, The next move, I find myself subjected to five investigations that are still going on, firstly they tried to being malicious prosecutions by effectively fabricating bank savings I did not in fact have, they dropped the case after I proved what had gone on, they then trasfered the case to the DVLA where I was subjected to a three month investigation, where I was subjected to maladministration of the law, I was the contated by a manager who claimed she had been contacted by smith, another 14 month invstigation by ICE, who have witheld documents and tape recordings in relation to my case, and then back to the DVLA agian who have been stuffing false fines through my letterbox and witholding their identies, investigation now going on for gods knows how long probably six months, I have another case going to appeal, as files have all gone missing, and an imtimidation campign by Anna Dougdale who appears to be doing her best to stop me having access to any health care, again with the involvement of smith, All these investigations unleashed since police refered my case to her office.

  9. John O Leary

    Of course on top of that she requested all my bank statements which she failed to return, they then stole over 7,000 pounds under some obserd act, destoryed the evidence and the file at the Norwich Court that proved it was my lawful money, and tried to bring trumped up charges it was funds from crime, under the new legislation, if that not bad enough I have been subjected to telephone interrogations by government, interogating me about what I have spent my own money on what mas mine by right of law.

  10. John O’Leary–are you Karl Fenn? You write in a similar style and have a similar tale of woe.

  11. Mr O’ Leary – please read my comment again. You will find that I believe you.

    I wish what you said was not true – but I know enough of “public servants” to know that this sort of thing does happen.

  12. IDS was not willing to draw benefit but he was willing to engage in fraud. Is this the true Thatcherite position? RH

    Iain Duncan Smith lived illegally in a bedsit with wife Betsy before they were married

    Iain Duncan Smith has told how he lived illegally in a bedsit with his future wife Betsy when he was an unemployed ex-serviceman in the 80s.

    Iain Duncan Smith has defended cuts to the welfare system saying they are about ‘fairness’ Photo: PA

    By Alice Philipson
    7:56AM BST 06 Apr 2013
    After the Work and Pensions Secretary left the Scots Guards, where he served in Rhodesia and Northern Ireland as a lieutenant, he became caught up in the 80s economic crisis and was left unemployed.
    Mr Duncan Smith left his bedsit each morning to look for work and only returned in the evening after his future wife Betsy Fremantle had arrived back from her secretarial job.
    But the couple, who have now been married for 30 years, were not even able to afford the rent on their home and were not supposed to be living there.
    They shared the building’s bathroom with three other bedsits and the pair lived in only one room with a one-ring gas oven.
    The revelation comes after the senior Tory was challenged live on air to live on £53 a week during an interview about benefit cuts on Radio 4.
    He said it would be possible to live on so little after a benefits claimant told the BBC he got by on the sum after housing costs.
    He told the Daily Mail: “The honest truth is that I lived illegally with Betsy in the bedsit, trying to pretend I was not there. I didn’t have any money, which is why I tried to avoid the landlady.”
    Eventually, he was spotted by landlady Mrs Fair but he was allowed to stay on in return for doing jobs such as changing light bulbs and wiring plugs.

    Allowed to stay rent-free because he changed light bulbs and and wired plugs????

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