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Iain Duncan Smith questioned over benefit-related deaths on BBC Question Time.

What: Owen Jones questions Iain Duncan Smith about the deaths of Brian McCardle [see 27 September 2012] and Karen Sherlock [see 8 June 2012].  Iain Duncan Smith replies “I didn’t hear you screaming about two and a half million people who were parked, nobody saw them, for over 10 years, not working, no hope, no aspiration. We are changing their lives; I’m proud of doing that. Getting them off-benefit is what we’re going to do.”

Why significant: Evidence of deaths related to benefits being discussed in the public domain.


'BBC Question Time on Housing Benefit - with Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Jones', 2012