The Curmudgeon


Friday, March 15, 2013

Protecting Us From the Geologists

When the law disagrees with the brilliant Iain Duncan Smith, as we all know, the law must be wrong; particularly when it happens to be a law which originated with the brilliant Duncan Smith's own brilliant department. Last month the court of appeal ruled that the DWP's attempt to use the unemployed as a pretext for throwing money at profit-making companies was flawed, on the grounds that the DWP had not bothered to provide the said unemployed with sufficient information. As a result, the Government owes its victims something in the region of £550 each, which probably adds up to slightly less than the Government has thrown at the likes of Serco, ATOS Healthcare and Bob Diamond the Great and Powerful. Nevertheless, the brilliant Duncan Smith is introducing emergency legislation to protect the national economy by retroactively declaring himself to have been in the right all along, thereby following the Chancellor's example and forcing the costs of his incompetence onto the poor. Labour and the Liberal Democrats - the one-nation party and the party that takes the edge off Conservative nastiness - will be doing the expected thing.


  • At 9:59 pm , Anonymous The Judge said...

    We may soon need geologists in order to locate the precise stratum in the Earth's crust below which Iain Duncan Smith will not lower himself.

  • At 10:20 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Possibly, though I suspect anything of that density would gravitate automatically to the core. Might need the geologists to take charge of repairs if he continues through to China.

  • At 11:00 pm , Anonymous The Judge said...

    Using a handy-dandy map (, I find that Chingford's antipode is in the open ocean a few hundred miles south-east of New Zealand. It also happens to be smack-bang on the International Date Line, so it would be little change for a man who doesn't know what day it is (but who clearly believes that the year is 1813).

  • At 10:08 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes, it seems that the law will be changed so that, in future and retrospectively, it will be OK for private-sectors providers of services to the unemployed to tell lies to their clients.



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