Iain Duncan Smith Quotes
No one out there is interested in who did what to whom in Westminster politics.
Can there not be a limit to the fact that really you need to cut your cloth in accordance with what capabilities and finances you have?
Look, I've always said from the word go many years ago that I felt the whole bonus culture, they need to think very carefully about being detached from the rest of the British public.
Gang members have invariably grown up in broken, chaotic homes, often experiencing domestic violence; they have truanted from school and many have been formally excluded; and they live in neighbourhoods where worklessness, addiction and crime are rife.
We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.
If Britain is to have a stable, affordable pension system, people need to work longer, but we will reward their hard work with a decent state pension that will enable them to enjoy quality of life in their retirement.
By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown.
Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is 'The X Factor.'
Balance is if you try hard, you work hard then the rewards are in balance with what you put in and what is available.
A good proportion of foreign nationals in jobs in the UK are in semi or low-skilled occupations.
My personal view is always I'm in favour of anything that gives parliament a greater say. That's after all what we were elected for.
Government cannot do it all. As we work hard to break welfare dependency and get young people ready for the labour market, we need businesses to give them a chance and not just fall back on labour from abroad.
A system that was originally designed to support the poorest in society is now trapping them in the very condition it was supposed to alleviate.
It's fairness to say those who work hard, get up in the morning, cut their cloth - in other words 'we can only afford to have one or two children because we don't earn enough'. They pay their taxes and they want to know that the same kind of decision-making is taking place for those on benefits.
Work is transformative. It gives you a greater chance of a greater income. You can affect your life while you're of working age, so you have scope and opportunity. Pensioners do not.
Too many couples break up without understanding the consequences for their families.
With participation in politics so low at the moment I think Christians should ensure their views are represented at all levels and not leave it to others.
I think that the status that you have in life should be reflected in official documents. If you are married, fine, if you are living with someone, fine, if you are single, fine. We don't want to tell people how to live their lives.
There are few more powerful tools for promoting stability than the institution of marriage.
With high underemployment - currently over one million part-time workers in the UK want to work more hours - sanctioning clients who cannot increase their hours seems to be both unworkable and unfair.
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