David Cameron and George Osborne were struggling to maintain a semblance of unity in the Tory party as allies of Iain Duncan Smith said he had quit the cabinet because he regarded their cuts to welfare as “morally indefensible”.
Iain Duncan Smith’s allies said he regarded cuts to welfare as ‘morally indefensible’. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
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Women are more likely to work for less pay than men. More women work part-time and in low paid sectors, and are disproportionately affected by cuts to public services. The gender pay gap means that women in the UK take home just 81p for every £1 a man earns. This is well below the EU average – and at the current rate it will be another 47 years until the gap is closed! MORE