The DWP's own study found that forcing claimants to do community work or attend daily jobcentre meetings made almost no difference to employment levels.
After voting against a cap as recently as January, the Chancellor has taken fright.
Just 28 per cent of free schools have reached their capacity for first year intake.
Cameron, Duncan Smith, Gove and Osborne are sincere in their desire for social emancipation. They must now find the words to express it.
The Tories should start preparing for the possibility of a mayoral by-election next year.
With little chance of winning an overall majority, the Conservatives are focused on remaining the largest single party.
Average pay excluding bonuses remains below inflation. For most, there is still no recovery at all.
With the general election result so uncertain, leadership contenders in the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems are making themselves known.
The rise of UKIP and the fall of the Lib Dems explains why Labour is maintaining a lead approaching the final year of this parliament.
The new Culture Secretary's Pakistani father was welcomed in 1961. But the migration cap means his successors are being turned away today.