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Esther McVey has today resigned as secretary of state for work and pensions, but over Brexit rather than universal credit (UC).

McVey only took up her post in January of this year, replacing David Gauke.

Gauke himself lasted just six months in the job and McVey was the fourth person to be appointed to the post in less than two years.

The next work and pensions minister will be the fourth to be appointed by Theresa May.

McVey will be primarily remembered for her habit of misleading MPs and twisting the truth as far as possibly could. She is unlikely to be missed by many claimants.


+1 #8 Chris29 2018-11-18 14:45
Rudd the new one in charge, I dont think its a coincidence that people been picked for the role are always ones with interest in imposing maximum cuts and not caring for the vulnerable. I see this as evidence that the policy is one is to be carried out by the leader the PM.
+1 #7 donut16 2018-11-16 17:23
get rid of universal discredit ... not swapping one ?!?stad for another
+1 #6 mrfibrospondodysthmatic 2018-11-16 15:46
So happy this inhumane creature has gone. Shame she's still using up valuable oxygen. No doubt the next DWP minister will be no different.
+1 #5 philip 2018-11-15 22:49
i wonder who it will be next ? another heartless b******d trying to make a name for them selves. so far they have been getting progressively worse as they have come along. mind you ids took some beating in the shithouse department.
#4 RobJean 2018-11-15 22:47
Sometimes IT IS 'better the Devil you know'.
My Guess for the job,
I dont know his name but, he said something like..
'It would be a dis-service to disabled claiments, to NOT let them be sanctioned' (words to that effect).

We shall see..

either way, I can't see things getting much better/fairer any time soon.
#3 Chris 2018-11-15 20:13
Good riddance
+2 #2 buster 2018-11-15 19:24
Good riddance! The shadow chancellor John McDonnell once called McVey in parliament a stain on humanity due to her treatment of vulnerable people. How right he was!

Anyway, we should be happy tonight - I'll take this news as a pick me up tonic any day. Just waiting on Theresa May to go next, sometime soon, hopefully!

Latest - Amber Rudd has just been appointed as W&P Secretary of State; remember, Rudd resigned from government earlier this year after being forced out for presiding over the callous and illegal treatment of vulnerable women and children as part of the hostile environment engineered against the Windrush generation.

Unfortunately, this appointment doesn't bode well for the millions of vulnerable people who rely on Social Security! Rudd certainly has the career credentials to slot in nicely in her new role, sadly!

From a "stain on humanity" (McVey) - to a minister who was effectively sacked not long ago for forcing hundreds of British born elderly and infirm dying people - after first removing their loved ones - in to holding camps and then on to planes out of the country!

We should all be very worried!

+1 #1 phrank 2018-11-15 17:36
Good riddance, I say. But who will be the next?

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