I forgot to resign over benefit cuts last year, confirms Duncan Smith

20-03-16

DWP acts to avoid claims

IAIN Duncan Smith would have resigned over benefit cuts last year, but got distracted by ‘stuff’.

The former Work and Pensions Secretary said he had ‘pencilled in’ a resignation for last April but then ‘got involved in a whole big thing with the guy who was redoing our driveway’.

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr: “He quoted nine grand, but then there was the usual bullshit and the price goes up by 20 per cent.

“So I’m dealing with this driveway shenanigans and trying to remember to write a resignation later, because the previous benefit cuts had been really upsetting, you know, for me personally.

“Anyway, this year I remembered to resign so that’s that taken care of. Finally.”

Mr Duncan Smith said he ‘hadn’t heard anything’ about the upcoming EU referendum but said it sounded ‘interesting’ and now that the driveway was done he would ‘probably get involved’.

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