By seeking to ensure that all jobseekers acquire English and maths skills, the party is tackling one of the long-term causes of unemployment and of low pay.
Duncan Smith's crusade to force eight million people onto a botched new benefit is a recipe for debt, eviction, poverty and distress.
Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.
Parties also need to reduce childcare and housing costs, improve the quality of part-time jobs and create better progression routes for low paid workers.
If the spectre of Gordon Brown alone were sufficient to propel the electorate into Cameron’s arms, he would now be governing with a majority.
Focus groups reveal that young voters view older groups as more deserving. The sense of welfare as an insurance policy is being lost.
Expect big cuts in housing benefit, the removal of child benefit from out-of-work families with more than two children, and a reduction in the benefit cap.
The Chancellor says he will prioritise further cuts to the housing benefit budget before making any changes to universal pensioner benefits.
At his monthly press conference, the Deputy PM refuses to rule out reducing the benefit cap or limiting child benefit to two children for out-of-work families.
The Tory MP's plan to limit all child-related benefits to two children would undermine the 'striver'/'scrounger' divide by hitting all families, regardless of their employment status.