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Iain Duncan Smith accuses government of deliberately attacking disabled people through “indefensible” cuts because “they don’t vote for us”.

What: Following his resignation as secretary of state for work and pensions, Iain Duncan Smith appears on the Andrew Marr show on the BBC. He claims that he resigned over planned cuts to disability benefits. He criticises “indefensible” cuts and “deeply unfair” budget measures.

Why significant: Surprising criticisms from the Conservative politician that many disabled activists blame for much of the harm caused by the post-2010 reforms, including the failure to act on the Stephen Carré PFD. The fact Iain Duncan Smith chose this angle to attack the government suggests there is public support for this position – a position that the government refuses to acknowledge.


'Iain Duncan Smith: Key quotes from Andrew Marr interview', 2016