The speech successfully addressed two of the biggest grievances with the system: "the something for nothing" problem and "the nothing for something" problem.
In his speech on welfare, Miliband will announce that Labour would cap "structural welfare spending" and will criticise those "who could work and aren’t doing so".
The party believes in shifting spending from universal benefits such as child benefit and the winter fuel allowance to services such as childcare and social care.
A two-tier system of benefits for job seekers, with higher entitlements for those with strong work records, could be funded by reducing spending on mortgage interest.
Not only will Labour be unable to reverse the coalition's cuts, it will have to make its own.
Balls's announcement is an attempt to exploit the divide between the Tories and Lib Dems on this issue and to demonstrate his commitment to fiscal discipline.
Yet another Conservative politician is caught making it up.
Like Fitzgerald’s doomed, self-fictionalising hero Jay Gatsby, the Work and Pensions Secretary has constructed a personal narrative for himself that doesn’t quite take in all the facts. Look deeper, and you discover the powerful ideology and lack of empat
With its age-blind design, Universal Credit is a missed opportunity to tackle the UK’s demographic challenge.
The work and pensions select committee launches an inquiry after Duncan Smith was rebuked by the UK Statistics Authority for misrepresenting figures on the benefit cap.