The £30m fund promised by David Cameron will cover just £2.71 of the £14-a-week loss in housing benefit facing disabled claimants.
The Defence Secretary's intervention puts pressure on Clegg's party to keep its pledge to prevent further welfare cuts in this summer's Spending Review.
Scheme accused of "extremely poor" performance after just 3.6 per cent of claimants are moved off benefits and into sustained employment.
Iain Duncan Smith was once right about the need for drastic change - then he got everything else wrong.
Robert Halfon's call for the reinstatement of the 10p income-tax band could be a winning idea for Miliband.
By repeatedly insisting that the "bedroom tax" was not a tax, the Prime Minister gave the phrase new life.
The decision to reduce the budget for council tax support by 10 per cent means low-income households face a tax increase of up to £600.
The government claims to want to reduce costs and increase quality. It can't have it both ways.
Rather than defending existing social security entitlements, politicians need to mobilise public support for a new set of social investment priorities.
The latest round of welfare cuts will accelerate the rise in homelessness and leave low-income families struggling to find rented accomodation.