Iain Duncan Smith
Despite all the distress and financial hardship caused by a malfunctioning assessment process, spending on the government’s main sickness and disability benefit is set to rise.
The Work and Pensions Secretary has criticised the Big Issue for "immediately" allowing immigrants from Europe to claim tax credits by being self-employed as sellers of the magazine.
Cameron, Duncan Smith, Gove and Osborne are sincere in their desire for social emancipation. They must now find the words to express it.
The Work and Pensions Secretary says the policy "is not about punishing people, it's about saying that the money we have is finite."
The Chancellor may have provided the Tories with the protective cover they need to limit universal pensioner benefits.
The Work and Pensions Secretary wanted welfare reform to be defined by Universal Credit. It has been defined by the bedroom tax.
Duncan Smith's crusade to force eight million people onto a botched new benefit is a recipe for debt, eviction, poverty and distress.
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
As Andrew Adonis argues, successful reforms are incremental and build on existing best-practice, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.
More bad news for Duncan Smith as the National Audit Office says there are "considerable weaknesses" in the department's financial controls over the programme.