Unlike Labour's Jobs Guarantee, Osborne's plan will mean people are still allowed to languish on the dole for years without ever having a proper job.
After months of rumours that he's set for the chop, the shadow work and pensions secretary threw blow after blow at the Tories.
The coalition has failed to help would-be entrepreneurs innovate their way into work. Labour will show that we can do better.
The shadow work and pensions secretary took Ed Miliband's advice and referred to "social security", rather than "welfare".
Just as only Nixon could go to China, so only a leftist can sell Labour's new position on welfare to a sceptical PLP.
The government's approach has utterly failed. We need a revolution in the way businesses, ministers and schools work together to get young people into work.
The silence doesn’t just come from our largely right-wing press. There’s something more insidious going on.
By denouncing the government for still allowing some families to "live a life on welfare", the party has begun an arms race it can only lose.
Behind the government's rhetoric, things aren't getting better for working people. They’re getting much, much worse.
Having pledged to stick to Osborne's spending limits, more generous benefits for some will need to be paid for by cuts or tax rises elsewhere.