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.
More top news
RNLI lifeguards will start patrolling beaches in the region this weekend as the 2016 summer season get underway.
People living in Totnes are celebrating after winning their three year legal battle, against the controversial traffic system
The number of obesity admissions to Derriford Hospital is up a third despite Plymouth's ban on new fast food shops opening