Iain Duncan Smith book – “Everything I Know About Poverty”

Back in the day, there was an LP released – “The Wit & Wisdom Of Ronald Reagan”, which consisted of a completely blank disc…and is nevertheless said to have sold 30,000 copies !

I guess it was only a matter of time before the idea came around again, with the  loathsome IDS  as the target. And this time its a book, not a record.

Available on Amazon, the description reads –

Over 90 blank pages of IDS’s wisdom on the subject of poverty. Individual empty chapters have amusing headings, such as “Making £53 per week work” and “Food banks explained“. The pages are neatly lined for use as a notebook. This book proves that there is absolutely nothing in the mind of Iain Duncan Smith, that can be disputed, where poverty is concerned. Nothing at all.


A reviewer has taken the ball and run with it…

Following in the footsteps of the successful Gove publication comes the latest offering from the Tory camp: Iain Duncan Smith’s “Everything I Know About Poverty”.

In this useful volume, empty chapters address such issues as: Living with poverty; How to make £53 per week work; and Extreme couponing – all areas where the author’s experience shines through so brightly, you can hardly see the words on the pages. It is certainly an illuminating read.

Cynics among you who have questioned his ability to make sensitive policy decisions in the past, thinking him completely detached from some of the most vulnerable members of society, will be astounded by the depth of knowledge he demonstrates in this book.

In this one volume he really does manage to share with the readers everything he knows about life on the bread line.


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