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David Cameron ‘puzzled’ by Duncan Smith’s resignation

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:38 GMT, Mar 19, 2016 |
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David Cameron says he is “puzzled and disappointed” after Iain Duncan Smith quit as work and pensions secretary.

Mr Duncan Smith said the latest planned cuts to disability benefits were “not defensible” in a Budget that benefited higher-earning taxpayers.

In response, Mr Cameron said they had “collectively agreed” on the proposals, before deciding on Friday to have a rethink to “get these policies right”.

Mr Duncan Smith’s replacement is expected to be named later in the day.