Iain Duncan Smith’s appearance as keynote speaker at a conference supporting welfare reform organised by welfare pimps Capita in Edinburgh ended up a farce of Carry On proportions when activists smuggled themselves into the conference hall and disrupted his speech, with Willie Black, a veteran social rights campaigner telling IDS “We dinna want you, we dinna need you & we got more panda’s than you”.
After lambasting IDS without interruption for several minutes Mr Black called him a ratbag before being allowed to walk out of the conference venue while telling delegates that they could clap if they wanted.
The mantle was then taken up by visually impaired disability rights campaigners Sasha Callaghan & Cameron McKay, (accompanied by Cameron’s guide dog Mick), who also lambasted IDS for several minutes before being removed from the venue by hotel staff.
What really surprised the campaigners was how easy it was for them to get themselves into the venue, something that must be a massive embarrassment for the conference organisers Capita, with all it took to get in there was a 4th protestor booking into the George Hotel the night before and inviting the other 3 to a breakfast meeting where all 3 of them were given complimentary coffee and toast, (them being mistaking for genuine conference delegates), before being allowed to stroll into the conference hall uninterrupted despite not having a booking or ticket between them.
Iain Duncan Smith was so pissed off about the protest that he cancelled pre-arranged media interviews after the conference and protestors that were waiting outside for him to leave with eggs filled with red dye ready to throw at him, (to signify blood on his hands), were advised after a long wait by a supportive police officer, (the police being very reasonable to protesters), that the coward had allowed himself to be smuggled out of the back entrance of the hotel in a laundry basket rather than face the protestors, with the result of yesterday’s protests being quite clearly a 3:0 victory over Iain Duncan Smith by Scottish activists disgusted by the Tory welfare reforms instigated by him.