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Iain Duncan Smith raises retirement age for Olympic cyclists

plenty of mileage left in those magnificent thighsFollowing an attempt yesterday by six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy to retire from professional cycling, the Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has immediately legislated to require all members of team GB to continue professional competition ‘until at least 75 years of age, preferably longer’.

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Posted: Apr 18th, 2013
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Iain Duncan Smith slams ‘gravity cheats’

The government believes that too many people have come to rely on the state for support, resulting in a soaring bill for walking sticks and crutches.

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Posted: Feb 24th, 2013
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Royal Institute of Shelf-stackers welcomes IDS backing

‘Some smart people think that geology is more important than stacking supermarket shelves,’ said Sir Rufus Smith, president of the RISS, ‘so it’s good news to hear Mr Duncan Smith defending our noble discipline.’

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2013
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Traces of meat found in poor people’s diets, admits Iain Duncan Smith

Minute traces of meat have been found in some meals consumed by poor people, according to the Department of Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

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Posted: Feb 1st, 2013
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Duncan Smith to force claimants to wear benefits caps

scheme just like it used to go on outside the tuck shop at EtonThe government announced plans for those claiming benefit for more than six months to be required to wear special headwear in public, in effect a compulsory benefits cap.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2013
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