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  • 30 Jan 2014

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), a government department which appears to be increasingly and inappropriately fashioned by the the ideological welfare-cutting politics of secretary of state Iain Duncan Smith, displays some interesting communications priorities.

  • 25 Dec 2013

    The Former Archbishop of Canterbury has responded strongly to a “disturbing attack” on a foodbank charity by Iain Duncan Smith.

  • 10 May 2013

    UK statistics authority chair Andrew Dilnot has criticised work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s misleading claims on the impact of capping benefits. This is not the first time that he, and the department he heads, have been found to have misused statistics.

  • 1 Apr 2013

    A petition calling for government minister Iain Duncan Smith to live at the poverty level he is helping impose on others has gone viral across the internet.

  • 23 Feb 2013

    As elements of the government’s Welfare Reform programme meet growing opposition, the Secretary of State comes under increasing pressure. Defeat in the Court of Appeal over Workfare and increasingly vocal opposition to the bedroom tax has seen Iain Duncan Smith stridently defending his policies.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    UK Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has reportedly repeated unfair misrepresentations against a young woman whose court battle exposed the injustice of forcing unemployed people to work for free.

  • 30 Jan 2012

    Dear Iain

    You once described yourself as “the quiet man”. It didn't quite work for you at the time, which is a pity, because quietness implies a capacity for reflection, listening and, in the words of our Quaker 'Advices and Queries', for finding space to “consider it possible you may be mistaken”. These are not qualities which are much in evidence among our noisier politicians.

  • 1 Dec 2011

    African churches must urge governments to do more to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, says the continent's first religious leader to declare publicly his HIV+ status.