It’s becoming increasingly hard to tell. Iain Duncan Smith has supposedly been working on benefit reform for ages, yet he still seems blissfully unaware of how Housing Benefit works.
He talks with great angst of poor families on 20k a year who couldn’t afford to live in city centres, whilst the poor cavort in our Mayfair mansions. Does he not know that Housing Benefit is an in-work benefit? Has he not realised that a family with two kids on 20k a year could claim over £200 a week in Local Housing Allowance in some areas? Has he even bothered to actually look at the Housing Benefit rules? Is he just really fucking thick?
Or is he just a lying piece of Tory scum?