Iain Duncan Smith

Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?
In Focus

Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?

The system was designed to make claiming simpler - but critics say it creates ‘misery’
19 Jan 2021
Why China receives £71m a year in UK foreign aid
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In Depth

Why China receives £71m a year in UK foreign aid

MPs request review into why a country with its own space programme is being sent British aid
23 Jul 2020
‘National scandal’ as 5,000 people die after benefits error
Disability benefits
In Brief

‘National scandal’ as 5,000 people die after benefits error

Government underpaid 70,000 claimants by £340m between 2011 and 2014
17 Jan 2020
May considers third meaningful vote after offering to quit
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In Brief

May considers third meaningful vote after offering to quit

PM told Tories she is willing to stand aside if they back her withdrawal deal
28 Mar 2019
Tory Brexiteers warn May: don’t ‘ambush’ us with late deal
Theresa May
In Brief

Tory Brexiteers warn May: don’t ‘ambush’ us with late deal

ERG ultimatum means PM must reach agreement with EU by the weekend
5 Mar 2019
Thousands have died after being found 'fit for work'
Iain Duncan Smith
In Brief

Thousands have died after being found 'fit for work'

Families of the dead say the DWP 'knows it is killing people', but the government denies any link
28 Aug 2015
Sickness benefit overhaul: what radical reforms will mean
Iain Duncan Smith
In Brief

Sickness benefit overhaul: what radical reforms will mean

Iain Duncan Smith's plan to encourage more people into work has already angered disability campaigners
24 Aug 2015

An open mind on the issues that matter

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QUEEN'S SPEECH: What's on the PM's to-do list?
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In Depth

QUEEN'S SPEECH: What's on the PM's to-do list?

Prime Minister's one nation pledge 'could look like the bleakest of ironies' by the end of the parliament
27 May 2015
John Major praises 'guts and drive' of immigrants in the UK
Former British Prime Minister John Major
In Brief

John Major praises 'guts and drive' of immigrants in the UK

Former PM's tone on immigration contrasts with that of Cameron, who has launched crackdown on 'benefit tourism'
12 Aug 2014
POLITICS: Osborne heads off calls for more welfare cuts
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In Depth

POLITICS: Osborne heads off calls for more welfare cuts

Iain Duncan Smith was ready to cut welfare by further £3bn to fund defence; no thanks says the Chancellor
28 May 2013
WELFARE:
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WELFARE:

Critics say Iain Duncan Smith's reforms will turn back the clock for disabled people - but IDS denies he's being nasty
8 Apr 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 8 Apr 2013
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 8 Apr 2013

8 Apr 2013
Iain Duncan Smith ridiculed over '£53 a week' claim
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In Depth

Iain Duncan Smith ridiculed over '£53 a week' claim

Minister branded 'smug' and urged to prove he could live on minimum amount paid to benefits claimants
2 Apr 2013
Diane Abbott on warpath over Ed's immigration mea culpa
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In Depth

Diane Abbott on warpath over Ed's immigration mea culpa

But can Miliband's measured tones win over those who think he's too soft on immigration?
6 Mar 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 13 Feb 2013
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

13 Feb 2013
MOLE: when will Tories give up on Coalition?
David Cameron
In Depth

MOLE: when will Tories give up on Coalition?

Behind the scenes in Birmingham, more and more Tories say they'd rather run a minority government
8 Oct 2012
THE MOLE: 'Thrasher' Mitchell pours fuel onto plebs row
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In Depth

THE MOLE: 'Thrasher' Mitchell pours fuel onto plebs row

Chief Whip’s statement to the press falls well short of the denial expected. This could run and run
24 Sep 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Jun 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 14 Jun 2012

14 Jun 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 8 Mar 2011
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Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 8 Mar 2011

8 Mar 2011
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