ELECTION 2015 – Lies, Damn lies and Iain Duncan Smith

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 Jonathan Bartley (@jon_bartley) on Twitter

Jonathan Bartley

I don’t know if any of you watched the welfare debate on BBC 2 yesterday, in which members of Labour, Conservatives, UKIP, Greens and Lib Dems discussed their manifesto for welfare.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05tb4pz/daily-politics-2015-election-debates-welfare

At 13 minutes  and 50 seconds into the debate, Johnathan Bartley (Green Party spokesperson) challenges IDS on the DWP peer reviews into suicides of claimants and the delay in providing death statistics via a Freedom of Information (FoI) request. (although not mentioned by name, he is referring to Mike Sivier over at the Vox Political blog who requested this information –  you can read more about his FoI “journey” here)

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/05/06/benefit-deaths-ids-lies-while-dwp-evades/

IDS, as I am sure you can imagine, was his usual charming self, calling Mr Bartley all sorts.

The Green Party today published this article on its’ website;

The Green Party has requested that Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work…

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