Iain Duncan Smith calls petition urging him to live on £53 a week a stunt | Politics | guardian.co.uk
Tories and their big mouths are never far from landing in thir own excrement, it seems. Duncan Smith has dismissed the petition as a stunt........maybe, but a very embarrassing one for his party. This is just another nail in Cameron's coffin, politically speaking, in my view, and one wonders how long the coalition can hold together.A petition, signed by more than 250,000 people so far and rising rapidly, was started after Duncan Smith said he could get by on that amount after being challenged by a market trader during a BBC Radio 4 Today programme item on the government's changes to the welfare system.
The online petition, hosted at www.change.org, says: "This petition calls on Iain Duncan Smith to live on this budget for at least one year. This would help realise the Conservative Party's current mantra that 'We are all in this together'.
Those wishing to join the fun can do so, here: