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IDS Calls Those Unable To Work ‘Stock’

December 10, 2013

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I’m looking for a video of this moment. Meanwhile, many thanks to ATOS Miracles Facebook page.

Updated 5.15pm:

Many thanks to Jason Blake for leaving the full transcript in the comments below:

Mr Duncan Smith:
Quite the contrary; I have made it very clear that by 2016 universal credit will be the benefit that people go on when they apply for employment and support allowance. The people who were on it—we know them as the stock—are the most vulnerable. [Interruption.] Well, that is the term used—those are people who are on the benefit at present. [Interruption.] How pathetic is that? The Opposition used the term themselves when they were in government, and now they try to pretend that they have discovered a new way of referring to such people. Those who are on employment and support allowance will be migrated into universal credit over a period so that we can bring them in safely, securely and to their benefit. Would the hon. Lady want us to rush them in, or does she think we ought to take care over how we do it?

Updated 11/12/13: Last night I created a petition calling for IDS to make a public apology for this outrageous comment. Please share it using the hashtag #stockgate. Lets see if we can get it the attention #plebgate got so that he might have to apologise or, better yet, resign.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. kate blair permalink
    December 10, 2013 4:42 pm

    doesn’t this support our argument that he is a butcher of welfare

  2. December 10, 2013 4:46 pm

    that about sums this piece of humanity up a killer of but then only those ill sick or disabled now we are the stock whot for his stew reminds me of that film

  3. Jason Blake permalink
    December 10, 2013 5:05 pm

    Mr Duncan Smith:
    Quite the contrary; I have made it very clear that by 2016 universal credit will be the benefit that people go on when they apply for employment and support allowance. The people who were on it—we know them as the stock—are the most vulnerable. [Interruption.] Well, that is the term used—those are people who are on the benefit at present. [Interruption.] How pathetic is that? The Opposition used the term themselves when they were in government, and now they try to pretend that they have discovered a new way of referring to such people. Those who are on employment and support allowance will be migrated into universal credit over a period so that we can bring them in safely, securely and to their benefit. Would the hon. Lady want us to rush them in, or does she think we ought to take care over how we do it?

  4. samedifference1 permalink*
    December 10, 2013 5:12 pm

    Many thanks Jason, editing the post to include this.

  5. Fib permalink
    December 10, 2013 7:10 pm

    All IDS & co.s, plans for us disabled stock on benefits, spoken with the knowledge the welfare reforms were given the royal nod of approval. The toffs are killing us, legally (in their warped psychopathic minds).

  6. December 10, 2013 7:49 pm

    That is IDS the committee were so poor with their questioning it beggars belief that i heard it right
    as far as IDS will see it will be to continue as he has until he gets stopped by someone
    the only person that could stop him is god and thats about it the committee certainly wont that’s for sure

    i have seen the likes of IDS many times in my lifetime they rarely make the age of 70 but he is still under 60 and like the past 3 years or so can go on to do untold damage to millions of people over the next 10 years or so

    Once welfare reform is finalized over the next ten years there will not be many sick or disabled left alive even and it will be just like when i was a kid back in the fifties/sixties you never saw one

    it will be as if this group of people never existed

    • Fluff permalink
      December 11, 2013 6:17 am

      There will always be new sick and disabled to replace those who die.
      In the olden days people were in institutions, not dead.
      I am one of the recipients of ESA, because my mental health makes me unable to work, but you would not know it just by looking at me, so it is not true to say you will never see people who are sick or disabled, as sickness and disability come in many shades.

  7. Jaki Florek permalink
    December 10, 2013 8:11 pm

    Seriously, the man is a psychopath. Unable to empathise or understand the damage he is causing, can’t tell right from wrong, no conscience, and a fantasist – or as we “stock” up north say: a fkin liar. Even tried to pass off a few days training at a Language School as a University degree on his CV (as exposed by the BBC a few years ago).

  8. ireallymeanthis permalink
    December 10, 2013 8:54 pm

    He’s such a slippery eel. When met with shocked responses to his use of the word ”stock”, he sidetracks and talks about the need to take time in moving people from one benefit to another-which is not the point.
    I wish he’d been interrogated by a barrister/lawyer( plenty of MPs are), because he was able to get away with this shit so much.

  9. December 10, 2013 9:14 pm

    im shocked that he had the arrogance to use the word “stock”we are human beings.but “soylent green” comes to mind.i see nazi camps before too soon

  10. Stevie Bee permalink
    December 10, 2013 9:44 pm

    I would personally hang him from a butchers hook and electrocute the bas*ard…humanely of course 😛

  11. Hugh Mooney permalink
    December 11, 2013 9:52 am

    So I am not a human eh. I am the stuff you make soup with

  12. December 11, 2013 10:29 am

    typical rich tory they are the scroungers all the politicians should be on minimum wage they are stock not people like myself who had to give up work on medical grounds i put in to the system for 30 years for my benefitsso i am neither stock or a scrounger get rid of that bas

  13. Pikey permalink
    December 11, 2013 6:50 pm

    Iain Duncan Smith Is Some Piece Of Work. The Bastard Needs To Be Taken Out. The Fuckin’ Lowlife Scrounging Cunt Who On Top Of What It Already Pulls In Is Set For Yet Another Obscene 11% Pay Rise.
    I Hope The Fucker Dies. I Don’t Care How. Just Fuckin’ Die You Pathetic Excuse For A Human Being.
    Scum!
    Pikey No Authority

  14. May 8, 2014 5:14 pm

    I am wondering if I am on the correct post as the “stock” post was from a newspaper, if I remember rightly

  15. May 8, 2014 5:32 pm

    You are on the right post…

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