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?
A rare speech from the submarine Chancellor as more than 118,000 people challenge his cabinet colleague to live on £53 a week.
That's just half the cost of his bluetooth headset.
The "bedroom tax", the new Poll Tax and the 1% cap on benefit increases will squeeze the poor as never before.
The new welfare system will now be piloted in just one area, rather than four, next month.
After new evidence that job centres are being set targets, the Work and Pensions Secretary stands accused of misleading Parliament.
The Chancellor's plan to limit "Annually Managed Expenditure" shows how a Tory government would seek to further curb benefit spending.