The Chancellor's ideological cuts are but one route to sound public finances. Alternatives, centred around investment, are available.
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
If the Chancellor starts doling out goodies he risks undercutting the Tory message of long-term discipline.
New research shows the cuts are biting deepest in the poorest areas in the north and Scotland, with worse to come.
The punitive penalty presents appalling dilemmas for vulnerable families. Ministers should finally accept that they have lost the argument.
The PM's vision of a permanently "leaner" state is a grim prospect for those reliant on public services and the welfare state to maintain an adequate standard of living.
After surfing a new wave of outrage against the measure, the party can't turn back this time.
Rather than re-running the arguments of 2010, the party must start and sustain a debate about what a good, healthy economy looks like.
The Bank of England governor tells MPs what George Osborne doesn't want you to hear.
The Chancellor's claim that "the pace of fiscal consolidation has not changed" is not supported by any of the available data.