A comment from Iain Duncan-Smith has angered union chiefs today who have slammed his 'get on the bus' quote as a throw back to the nasty tory days. This was famously displayed by Norman Tebbit's ' get on your bike' comment back in the eighties which the unions believe shows a total lack of respect and understanding for the unemployed throughout the country.
The work and pension secretary tried to defend his comment 'back then Norman's "on your bike" comment showed the total lack of care and consideration that we like to think is not within our party anymore' said the former conservative leader 'it is beyond me how he could he say such a thing without taking into consideration the potential weather conditions that could have been occuring at the time . These days we at least have the best interests of the unemplopyed at heart when we make our blatantly outrageous statements as we don't expect them to die there death of cold by biking around their neighbourhoods trying to find work in torrential rain or freezing cold'.
'They say we are not the caring party' commented the work and pensions secretary ' but we like to think that our insensitive tory rhetorics will be more gratefully received nowadays as they will be put over in a way that appears we might actually care'.
When it was put to him that what he actually meant was that they should get off their lazy unemployed arse's and onto nice dry buses instead to look for work he responded ' I wouldn't go as far as that but I would at least drop the nice bit when describing the bus'.