In a robust parliamentary speech, Iain Duncan Smith, one of the few Westminster MPs with a semi-detached surname, has hailed recent Government statistics as proof of an improving social mobility.
“Through no fault of their own, many of our fellow citizens had been ‘stuck’ in the lower-middle-class bracket with little prospect of movement.”
“The last Labour administration did nothing about that scandal but - by virtue of the Coalition Government’s tough-but-essentially-painful social policy - a large number of folk have demonstrated a genuinely accelerated mobility.”
The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions would not be deflected when noisily challenged by opposition MPs, adopting a more Cameron-like approach “Oh yes indeed and if you listen you might even learn something. In less than 12 months, 12 months mark you, many people have able to roll all the way back down the slope which their lazy, spoon-fed, nanny-state dependant parents had taken decades to climb.”
“And that, in a very real sense, is a great tribute to the example set by our victorious London 2012 wheelchair paralympians; many of whom are out looking for proper jobs themselves, now that the disability benefits gravy train has pulled out of the station.”