Revealing Iain Duncan Smith’s enthusiasm for putting obese benefit claimants on a liquid diet says a lot about the motivation of the man running the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
To your average Tory, giving benefit scroungers a shove in the right direction is never the wrong thing to do. IDS thinks obese benefit claimants could do with a very big shove indeed.
Suggesting they might want to consider a liquid diet is an idea which is as uncompromising as it is divisive. Some voters I’ve spoken to about it think it’s exactly what obese ‘scroungers’ need (none of them were obese themselves). Others have reacted with horror that Duncan Smith could even contemplate such a course of action. Either way, his motives are revealing.
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