UK Politics

Labour Party: Iain Duncan Smith in Conservative comfort zone - Alexander

News   •   Oct 22, 2010 13:50 BST

Iain Duncan Smith seems sadly to have retreated into the Conservative comfort zone of blame and disdain.

Today Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responded to Iain Duncan Smith’s recent comments that unemployed people should ‘get on a bus’.

"Iain Duncan Smith still doesn’t seem to understand that to move people from welfare into work requires there to be work available. 

"The Conservatives are cutting jobs, cutting help for childcare, cutting working tax credit that makes work pay and even cutting support for buses.

"Like Norman Tebbit before him, Iain Duncan Smith seems sadly to have retreated into the Conservative comfort zone of blame and disdain."