Bet you never guessed it'd be John Major riding one of those white chargers towards us eh?
"Iain Duncan Smith is trying to reform benefits. I truly wish him well. But it is enormously complicated and unless he is very lucky, which he may not be, or a genius, which the last time I looked wasunproven, he may get some of it wrong. I hope Iain is wise enough to listen to a wide range of opinion because some of his critics will be right. If he listens only to the bean-counters and to cheerleaders concerned only with abuse of the system then he will fail."
More in this Telegraph article, but I had to share that quote with you all.
I especially love the bit about IDS being a genius being "unproven". What a delicately crafted jibe.