The work and pensions secretary has reacted with anger after 43 Church of England Bishops, including three from the West country, signed an open letter criticising plans to limit benefit increases to one per cent a year, claiming children will be the worst hit.
Ian Duncan Smith told Church leaders there is 'nothing moral' about their opposition to the government's welfare reforms.
Rt Rev Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter spoke to Cordelia Lynch about the open letter and why he signed it.
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