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Iain Duncan Smith, the secretary of state for Work and Pensions since 2010, was responsible for introducing the new benefits sanction scheme and the accompanying leaflet to help explain how the benefits system works. The leaflet contains the below pictures and quotes from benefits claimants.
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There was just one problem. These were not real people or real quotes.

Jeremy Corbyn has described the Government's admission that it used fake quotes to promote its benefit sanctions regime as "truly shameful".
Stephen Timms, Labour's shadow work and pensions secretary, said: "You couldn’t make it up – but it seems Iain Duncan Smith can. The only way he can find backers for his sanctions regime is by inventing them.
More: Jeremy Corbyn blasts Iain Duncan Smith for 'truly shameful' fake quotes promoting benefit sanctions regime - UK Politics - UK - The Independent (19. August 2015)
 

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also, I know that Zac doesn't turn up to meetings because he has a job in a chip shop.
 

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Ah, stupid. That was just meant to ILLUSTRATE the concept (to morons who wouldn't understand the legalese).
How ... small-minded of you all to get hung about a detail like that...
 

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apparently it isn't even correct. People's sanctions don't work in that way and are more punitive..


And people say that proving you have a medical appointment doesn't always mean you don't get sanctioned. Apparently there are sanction quotas at the job centre,
 
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Someone I know was sanctioned by the job centre when he "missed" an appointment as he was having a panic attack outside the building.:rolleyes: