If Osborne refuses to give way in the Spending Review, cabinet ministers may choose to walk out.
With further cuts to higher education and 40 per cent of student loans unlikely to be repaid, the parties need to agree on a sustainable funding system.
The Chancellor reveals that he has already secured agreement from seven departments to cuts of up to 10 per cent and makes it clear that he's after more.
Ministers either don't know about the devastating impact of their policies in areas like Neath or just don’t care.
Raiding £500m from the health and schools budgets to fund defence might please Tory MPs but the voters won't like it.
The number of people who received emergency food aid rose to 346,992 in 2012-13, up from 128,697 the previous year.
In his NS article, Blair says Labour is right to reject the argument that it "created" the crisis by overspending.
Thatcher squeezed public services but high unemployment meant spending rose by an average of 1.1% a year.
The Chancellor's decision to exploit the public grief over the deaths of the Philpott children in order to make the case for cutting welfare is political opportunism at its worst.
440,000 families will lose £16.90 a week as they are hit by both the bedroom tax and cuts to council tax support.