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General election 2015: How did IDS do?

The Work and Pensions Secretary has presided over profound changes to our welfare system

By James Bartholomew  

Iain Duncan Smith, who is to claim that the welfare state is growing at the slowest pace since its creation thanks to the coalition's "reversal of reckless spending". ©Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Five years ago, Iain Duncan Smith was a forgotten man. He had been a flop as Conservative party leader in 2001-03. Like many formerly senior people, he tried to do something interesting. He made a study of…

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