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Iain Duncan Smith’s “conversation” about disability is one-sided

The Secretary of State says he wants to get disabled people into work, but his actions don't match his words

By Alex Taylor  

Disability rights campaigners protest outside the Houses of Parliament this spring. © Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Yesterday Iain Duncan Smith outlined his future vision for sickness benefit provision, saying he wants to “place people at the heart of the system, and make the system work around them, rather than the other way round.” This is something everyone can agree with, but a goal contradicted by the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) own policies.

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