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Iain Duncan Smith: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week.
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Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week.

    1. Petition by

      Dom Aversano

      London, United Kingdom

This petition calls for Iain Duncan Smith, the current Work and Pensions Secretary, to prove his claim of being able to live on £7.57 a day, or £53 a week.

On Monday's Today Programme David Bennett, a market trader, said that after his housing benefit had been cut, he lives on £53 per week. The next interviewee was Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, who was defending the changes. The interviewer then asked him if he could live on this amount. He replied: "If I had to, I would."

This petition calls on Iain Duncan Smith to live on this budget for at least one year. This would help realise the conservative party`s current mantra that "We are all in this together".

This would mean a 97% reduction in his current income, which is £1,581.02 a week or £225 a day after tax* [Source: The Telegraph]

Please join me.

Iain Duncan Smith, Department for Work and Pensions
I call on Iain Duncan Smith to prove his claim to be able to live on £7.57 a day, or £53 a week, by doing so for one year.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 400,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jenny Longbridge LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 20 days ago

      IDS Lead by example to prove the fact you can live off £53 a week. I bet you're not man-enough to face up to admitting people can't survive on £53 (which includes paying bills, gas, electricity, etc, not just food and travel!

    • taz wright HORSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 27 days ago

      because your a leach smith.

      • 3 months ago

      The man is a coward and a sadist and needs to realise there are people with decency out there!

    • Marjorie Stephens ORMSKIRK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      £7.57 a day? Ludicrous compared to Iain Duncan Smith's £225 a day after tax. What planet is he living on?

    • philip Smith NEWARK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Im tired of the social injustice, oppression and bully tactics forcing people into poverty, homelessness, depression and ever suicide. The workers have been undermined and forced to take lower wages whilst prices of food and power goes up. We are slaves paying for the mistakes of the people in power who should be in prison


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