The fact that benefits have risen faster than wages is an argument for higher wages, not lower benefits.
In the Telegraph, the Work and Pensions secretary attacks Labour's welfare record.
Labour leader's message challenges the stereotype of the welfare 'scrounger'.
Making out that cutting working-age welfare won’t hurt those in work is so divorced from reality that there was always going to be backlash. None of which is to say that Osborne’s gamble won’t pay off.
Fewer than half of voters support Osborne's 1 per cent cap on benefit rises in new poll.
New ad in marginal seats contrasts "hardworking families" with those "who won't work".
Here's why he's wrong.
If Labour perseveres, it might change the terms of debate on a fundamental issue.
Unlike the Chancellor, the majority of voters believe that benefits should rise in line with inflation or more.
Pegging the welfare uprating to the 50p tax rate would be an expensive decision in terms of future policy development.