An astonishing piece appears on the Guardian site today in which Iain Duncan Smith is given the space to tell us how proud he is of his welfare "reforms". There's no point in my analysing it for falsehood and self-delusion. That's an exercise you can do for yourself. It is, perhaps, significant that the paper disabled comments after 329 - quite a few of them not allowed by the moderator. People were angry. I will just pick out one claim: "Our Work Programme has launched and the industry tells us that so far 321,000 people have found a job through it." This is at worst mendacious, and at best utterly misleading, as all of us who follow the WP know. And it's typical of the whole article.
There's still no sign of the figures for sanctions, figures which were supposed to be published in May but were suppressed because of "doubts about the quality of the data". I wonder why.