Speaking recently to the Work and Pensions Select Committee the former banker stated:
“the JSA amount is £64, or whatever the precise figures is.”
JSA is £71 for those over 25 and £56.25 for younger people.
Lord Fraud’s staggering ignorance of the benefits system is far more telling than often repeated stories about out of touch ministers not knowing the price of a pint of milk. Lord Fraud has been involved with welfare reform since 2006 and is currently attempting the biggest changes to the benefits system since the birth of the Welfare State.
Had he actually been doing any real work then it might be expected that the basic facts about the most common benefits would be burnt into his brain. After all, it is his fucking job to know these things.
It comes as no surprise that this inept clown should not even bother to learn anything about the very benefits he is tasked with reforming. After all Lord Fraud himself has admitted: “Nearly everything I’ve done has been total chaos.”
Jokes have been pretty thin on the ground at the DWP since the departure of the Chris Grayling comedy show. It appears however that Lord Fraud is only too keen to step into his bungling, bull-shitting shoes. Sadly for the millions of people who will see lives and incomes devastated due to welfare reform, Lord Fraud’s incompetence will be anything but a joke.