Iain Duncan Smith
The £26,000 cap, which is introduced in four London boroughs today, will raise child poverty, increase homelessness and cost more than it saves.
By seizing upon a moment of perceived hypocrisy, the petition made the welfare debate accessible to the public, says the UK director of Change.org.
Ministers consider plans to force workers to increase their hours or change jobs in return for receiving Universal Credit payments.
IDS used the welfare state in his youth, and now he's pulling the ladder up behind him.
Iain Duncan Smith's cabinet colleagues have chosen not to match his boast that he could live on £53 a week.
A rare speech from the submarine Chancellor as more than 118,000 people challenge his cabinet colleague to live on £53 a week.
That's just half the cost of his bluetooth headset.
The new welfare system will now be piloted in just one area, rather than four, next month.
After new evidence that job centres are being set targets, the Work and Pensions Secretary stands accused of misleading Parliament.