Amber Rudd has quit the government over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s actions this week.
Ms Rudd described the sacking of 21 Tory MPs on Tuesday as an “assault on decency and democracy”.
However, unlike those sacked, Rudd will not be liable to claim benefits for the next three months, as she voluntarily quit her job.
You are entitled to benefits if you leave your job for a ‘good cause’ such as discrimination, and harassment.
However, ‘realising too late that you hitched your political horse to a bargan bin dictator with delusions of adequacy‘, is not listed as a ‘valid reason’ on the DWP website.
Rudd said she cannot “stand by” while “moderate Conservatives are expelled”.
Unfortunately this reason will not sway the DWP board, and just like ‘having cancer’ or ‘being crippled in an act of industrial sabotage’, it is likely her benefits claim will be denied.
The DWP does not acknowledge morality, operating solely in a detached, clinical, system that focuses on the core principal of ‘What is the least amount of charity we can toss at these parasites?’
Labour said Ms Rudd’s resignation showed the government was “falling apart”.
Rudd will now have to navigate the heartless gauntlet that is the Universal Credit system, hoping she will be able to placate the erratic taskmasters who sanction the meek and starving with nary a thought.
That, or make due with the savings she accumulated from her £140,000 salary.