PM mistakenly mentions IDS joke Twitter account

David Cameron has unwittingly cited an Iain Duncan Smith parody account in a tweet championing the Government's benefits cap roll-out.


We're rolling out a cap on Benefits today - @ids_mp and I are determined to make work pay, and help the UK compete on the #GlobalRace.

The Prime Minister announced he was working with @IDS_MP - a Twitter user who exclaims "Chin chin old bean" in his profile bio.

Other tweets from @IDS_MP lament the rising cost of foie gras and predict that working class children will grow up to become drug dealers.


Benefits cap UK roll out

The Government's controversial household benefit cap is beginning today across the country. The cap limits payments to £500 per week for a couple and lone parents and £350 per week for single adults.