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.
Those calling for child benefit to be limited to the first two offspring need to explain why children should be punished for being born into large families.
David Cameron has already outlined the draconian cuts a Conservative majority government would make.
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.
Excessive rents and substandard wages are to blame for soaring housing benefit payments, not workshy 'scroungers'.
Iain Duncan Smith's cabinet colleagues have chosen not to match his boast that he could live on £53 a week.
George Osborne abolished the top rate of tax after it "only" raised £1bn - but which welfare cuts could have been avoided for that amount?