Iain Duncan Smith: 400,000 sign petition in less than 4 days

Tell Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week and not sponge off his wealthy wife

Tell Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week and not sponge off his wealthy wife

400,000 in less than 4 days — incredible!

First of all I want to say thank you. When I started the petition calling on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week I hoped it would have some impact, but I never imagined it would set off such a huge chain reaction. As I write the signature count is 408,593. It is overwhelming and inspiring.

This week the Government wanted to control the debate and dictate the tone — you have taken that from them and given it back to the people!

The petition has been talked about on Facebook and Twitter, and covered hundreds of times in the media. It was on the front page of The Independent, BBC, Sky News, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and many more.

Iain Duncan Smith has not yet replied directly to me, but told his local newspaper that he thinks the petition is “a complete stunt which distracts attention from the welfare reforms”. In fact it is the total opposite.

This petition represents over 400,000 people concerned by the welfare cuts.

Iain Duncan Smith is clearly rattled and wants this to blow over. Let’s not give him that privilege.

In the coming days I will deliver the petition in person but let’s have a final effort to remind him once again what this is all about — men who live comfortable lives in country mansions have no right to tell people what poverty feels like.

Post a Facebook message or send a tweet today. Some ideas below…

Please keep supporting the petition — we have started this conversation, let’s keep it going.

Thank you,
Dominic Aversano

Help reach 500,000 signers…

The vile CondDem government are clearly rattled, we have had George Osborne say the critics are talking ill-informed nonsense, we have have had Eric Pickles say people on welfare should go and live in France, we have had the gutter press try and smear all benefit claimants as mass murderers and child killers, a theme George Osborne has picked up today.

Please sign the petition calling on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week and not sponge of his millionaire wife.

Please join the Who Wants to Evict a Millionaire action called for 13 April 2016.

Please spread the word. Let us reach half a million signatures.

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2 Responses to “Iain Duncan Smith: 400,000 sign petition in less than 4 days”

  1. Mark Says:

    Thank you for starting the petition – it’s a disgrace to see the rich pass complacent judgement on the poor and the vulnerable. It just makes me sick.

  2. keithpp Says:

    I could not agree more. The comments we have seen from the ConDem government over the last few days are a disgrace.

    We have greedy bankers, who caused the economic crisis award themselves massive bonuses, tax cuts for the rich, handouts to enable the rich afford their nannies and childcare, tax dodgers let off the hook, and yet the poor see their benefits cut.

    The ConDem government loves the deficit as it gives them the excuse for slash and burn of public services and to wage Class War on the poor and disabled.

    It is to make work pay is the mantra. Difficult to see how starving people makes work pay. Work pays by paying people a living wage. The ConDem government are proposing cutting Minimum Wage.

    The only sector of the economy that is growing is food banks.

    Yesterday I was in conversation with a charity that runs food banks. I was told they are now opening three a week.

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