Britain Welfare Cuts

Rift in Britain's ruling Conservative Party deepens

Iain Duncan Smith arrives at BBC Broadcasting House for his first interview since resigning from his role in government, in London, Sunday March 20, 2016. The rift within Britain’s government deepened Sunday, as a prominent minister who resigned over plans to cut benefits for the disabled said the ruling party risks dividing the country if it doesn’t spread the pain of economic austerity across all segments of society. Iain Duncan Smith told the BBC that Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has become too focused on cutting welfare for working age people as it seeks to balance the budget without looking for savings in other areas, such as state pensions. (Yui Mok/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) — The rift within Britain’s government deepened Sunday, as a prominent minister who resigned over plans to cut benefits for the disabled said the ruling party risks dividing the country if it doesn’t spread the pain of economic austerity across all segments of society.

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