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Iain Duncan Smith attacks 'unfair' budget in first interview since resigning

Former Work and Pensions Security accuses government of making 'arbitrary cuts' which he says damages the party and the country.

In his first interview since his shock resignation on Friday, Duncan Smith accusing David Cameron and George Osborne of balancing the books on the backs of struggling working people and the vulnerable.

In an emergency reshuffle of the Cabinet Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb was named as the new Work and Pensions Secretary.

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IDS' ex-colleague says 'he championed reforms' he quit over

Baroness Altmann was 'shocked' by IDS's reason for resigning Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA

Iain Duncan Smith's former colleague Baroness Altmann has slammed her old boss after he handed in his resignation over disability cuts, claiming he had in fact "championed the reforms he's resigning over".

In a series of tweets the pensions minister also stated that she had been "shocked" by the reason given for Duncan Smith's resignation and suggested he had an ulterior motive for stepping down.

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