THE Work and Pensions Secretary is to spend the next 4,570 nights stacking shelves at Poundland.
Following a High Court decision that making benefit claimants work for free is unlawful, Duncan Smith is being held personally liable to fulfil contracts made to supply labour.
His first shift began at Poundland in Newcastle-under-Lyme at 10pm yesterday evening, when Duncan Smith was handed a branded tabard and told to “guard it with his life”.
He was then given his first official caution of the night for leaving the Povvos Suck tattoo on his upper arm exposed.
Poundland employee Emma Bradford said: He was caught curled up trying to sleep on a pallet of cat litter in the back, which is when the manager gave him his second caution.
Then Iain got put on pricing, and if anything he was even more useless. He wouldnt stop asking how much everything was.
A tired-looking Duncan Smith told reporters: It’s challenging but good breeding is on my side, giving me the height to reach even the top shelf on the notoriously demanding cereals aisle.
And I categorically deny any suggestion that I was given my third caution at 6am been getting caught smoking a hash pipe with a security guard out by the bins.