Millionaire Tory Iain Duncan Smith vowed today not to back down after his back-to-work scheme was ruled legally flawed last week.
The Work and Pensions Secretary has tabled emergency regulations to deal with a Court of Appeal victory for Cait Reilly who challenged the workfare scheme that ordered her to work at a Poundland store for free or face losing jobless benefits.
The court unanimously agreed the government failed to give the unemployed, and especially those being sanctioned, sufficient public information about the complex schemes for them to be lawful.
Mr Duncan Smith denied "slave labour" claims and said Ms Reilly "was paid jobseeker's allowance by the taxpayer to do this."
But Ms Reilly said she felt angry when ministers had previously branded her a "job snob."