What do they think happens when you cut off someone’s source of food, rent and heating for three months?
We need an end to unfair sanctions and new penalties for those who consistently break the rules.
The long-delayed government-commissioned report slipped out today contradicts claims by ministers that food bank usage is driven by supply.
The PM's piece on welfare reform makes no reference to Iain Duncan Smith's troubled programme.
The PM claims that the number of workless families "doubled" under Labour, but the figures show it fell.
Voters believe the welfare system is too generous but also remain committed to fairness and to tackling "causes not symptoms".
Perhaps if Channel 5's dramatic “debate” about benefits had given less time to attention-seekers like Edwina Currie and Katie Hopkins, it would have been a better conversation about an important issue.
The Work and Pensions Secretary wanted welfare reform to be defined by Universal Credit. It has been defined by the bedroom tax.
Labour is right to look to boost wages and housing, but international evidence shows that pre-distribution can never be the whole answer.