Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith

Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

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    George Iain Duncan Smith, often referred to by his initials IDS, is a British Conservative Party politician. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2010 to 2016, he was previously the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2001 to 2003.

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      Five things we have learned from Trump s state visit
      Five things we have learned from Trump s state visit
      ... Media captionPresident Trump gave his opinion on three Tory leadership hopefuls Mr Trump also met other Brexiteer politicians such as Brexit party leader Nigel Farage and the former Conservative cabinet ministers Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Paterson... 2019-06-06 21:28:50
      Tory leadership contest: Mark Harper is 12th MP to enter race
      Tory leadership contest: Mark Harper is 12th MP to enter race
      ... "The other declared candidates are: Brexit minister James Cleverly Environment Secretary Michael Gove Health Secretary Matt HancockForeign Secretary Jeremy HuntHome Secretary Sajid JavidFormer Foreign Secretary Boris JohnsonFormer Leader of the House of Commons Andrea LeadsomHousing minister Kit MalthouseFormer Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVeyFormer Brexit Secretary Dominic RaabInternational Development Secretary Rory StewartFormer Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said the rules should be changed so candidates needed more MPs to back them... 2019-05-31 00:46:22
      Tory leadership contest: Iain Duncan Smith warns of  chaos
      Tory leadership contest: Iain Duncan Smith warns of chaos
      ...Media captionDuncan Smith: Tories looking like chaos Iain Duncan Smith has called for a re-writing of the Conservative leadership contest rules to avoid "chaos"... 2019-05-30 15:49:31
      The Theresa May story: The Tory leader brought down by Brexit
      The Theresa May story: The Tory leader brought down by Brexit
      ... Andrew Parsons/i-images Mrs May first stood for Parliament in 1992 in North West Durham An early advocate of Conservative "modernisation" in the wilderness years that followed, Mrs May quickly joined the shadow cabinet in 1999, under William Hague, as shadow education secretary and in 2002 she became the party s first female chairman under Iain Duncan Smith... 2019-05-30 05:17:31
      Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May s deal
      Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May s deal
      ... js ], function (initFullFatApplication) { initFullFatApplication(initConfig); }); } } })(); Speaking to Radio 4 s Today programme, Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith, who voted against Mrs May s deal, said the backstop was "unworkable", adding that he also had objections to the £39bn so-called divorce bill the UK was preparing to pay the EU... 2019-01-22 15:40:26
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