Hugh Grant tore the government and the DWP apart in one brutal line

Hugh Grant and Esther McVey

English actor Hugh Grant seems to have channelled his inner Danny Dyer, delivering a brutal attack on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the government as a whole:

First is the worst

Grant’s criticism is savage:

The most fuck awful government in the history of fuck awful governments.

This puts May’s government ahead of some stiff competition:

Universal Credit

To justify his conclusion, Grant refers to an article posted on Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer, a blog written by Universal Credit (UC) claimant Alex Tiffin. The article criticises work and pensions secretary Esther McVey. Tiffin also draws on the findings of the National Audit Office’s report into UC to conclude that the DWP’s:

position that Universal Credit is changing lives for the better is no longer sustainable, nor has it it been for a long time. The only difference now is, that people have seen proof of its hostile and harmful effects and are speaking out against it.

This analysis rang true for many:

Others, meanwhile, shared truly heart-breaking tales of the effect of the DWP’s flagship policy:

Esther McVey

Tiffin is very critical of McVey’s commitment to UC:

Like Iain Duncan Smith, Esther McVey is shamelessly pushing forward with the reforms without a care for anyone but herself.

He also lays into her for gloating about going out for breakfast. But one Twitter user claimed it comes with the job:

Duncan Smith once tried to claim a £39 breakfast on expenses, leading to accusations he was “living in a different world”. Yet he seems to have passed the notion of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ onto McVey.

SNP MP Peter Grant explained how he:

He went on to wonder what would happen to McVey if she was subject to her own draconian laws:

On the money

Overall, people concluded that Grant hit the nail on the head:

And some can only envisage it getting worse:

Let’s hope the bouquet has been thrown at this government’s fourth wedding, with its funeral just around the corner.

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