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Duncan Smith is passionately Eurosceptical
Duncan Smith is passionately Eurosceptical

Duncan Smith on Duncan Smith

"I am convinced we can beat Clarke because this campaign is now about what this party stands for."

"My concern would be that we launch off on pashmina politics where we end up adopting the fad just about to go out of fashion."

"The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives."

"The private sector should have a massively larger role. It is frankly stupid that we are the only country that believes the Soviet system works."
On the public services

"That thing, 'You must stay together for the kids', is out of fashion but is right. It's not arguing parents that children don't like, it is having one parent."
On family values

Others on Duncan Smith

"When Iain speaks, there is no doubt about what he is saying. He is unambiguously Conservative. What you see is what you get. And he has the steel in his soul to be flexible but single-minded about what needs to be done."
Bernard Jenkin MP, Iain Duncan Smith's campaign manager

'He is a most amiable and straightforward fellow, but entirely without a sense of humour."
Simon Hoggart, Guardian sketch writer






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All five candidates head-to-head on Question Time
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Iain Duncan Smith launches his campaign
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William Hague and Duncan Smith get involved in a policy mix-up, January 2001
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The Tory defence spokesman, calls for British troops out of Sierra Leone, September 2000
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