Remember IDS's "turning up the volume" 2003 Conference Speech? In the last 24 hours both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown appear to have plagiarised it. Compare and contrast...
TONY BLAIR: And people say to me it's a tough job. Not really. A tough life is the life led by the young severely disabled children and their parents who visited me in Parliament the other week.
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH: Over the last few days, many of you have said to me:"I bet your job's tough".No….Well, actually, yes, it is tough. But it's not as tough as seeing your children destroyed by drugs.Not as tough as having a child with special needs and seeing their school closed.
GORDON BROWN: I want to lead a government humble enough to know its place – where I will always strive to be – on people’s side.
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH: Everyone in Britain deserves a fair deal. We must be on their side.