You’re probably aware that Conservative high-flier and demon-purge charity campaigner Philippa Stroud failed to win her Tory target seat of Sutton and Cheam in the recent election.
Not to worry! She has been made a special advisor at the DWP.
I look forward to some interesting policy announcements from that government department.
Perhaps long-term jobseekers will need to submit to an exorcism if they are to continue drawing benefit.
Maybe new incapacity benefit claimants will be subject to a medical test involving a ducking stool and a pond.
And I wonder if being demonically possessed means that you count as two people under housing benefit rules?
And you thought the Flexible New Deal was bad!
I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. I warn you not to get old.
- Neil Kinnock, June 1983