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'Civil war' in UK govt as anti-EU minister who quit speaks out

A top British eurosceptic minister who quit over welfare cuts launched a damaging attack on Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, exposing serious tensions in his government ahead of June’s referendum on EU membership. In his first interview since resigning as work and pensions secretary Friday, Iain Duncan Smith accused Cameron of trying to reduce Britain’s budget deficit through benefit cuts which hurt poorer voters while protecting older, often richer ones. Duncan Smith, who last month became one of the most senior Conservatives to say he would campaign against the premier for Britain to leave the EU on June 23, denied his shock resignation was about Europe.

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