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Iain Duncan Smith slams Government’s austerity programme

Iain Duncan Smith slams Government’s austerity programme

News, Politics
Iain Duncan Smith has launched a series of attacks against the government following his resignation as Work and Pensions Secretary. Duncan Smith said that the planned cuts to welfare might risk dividing society, in his first interview since he stepped down last Friday. Duncan Smith resigned in a protest over cuts to disability benefits announced during Wednesday’s Budget. He specifically attacked Osborne’s measures as being "distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest". Former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has been appointed as the new Work and Pensions Secretary. During the Interview Mr Duncan Smith denied that his resignation was linked to a cabinet split over the EU referendum vote and the decision was not “personal” against George Osborne. He cri