Iain Duncan Smith condemns austerity programme for targeting the vulnerable


Iain Duncan Smith has delivered a devastating attack on the Government's austerity programme, accusing David Cameron and George Osborne of balancing the books on the backs of struggling working people and the vulnerable.

In his first interview since his dramatic resignation, the former work and pensions secretary branded the Chancellor's cap on welfare spending "arbitrary" and warned that the deficit was being eradicated in the wrong way.

He suggested ministers were targeting benefits handed to working age people rather than pensioners because "they don't vote for us".