In its determination not to refer to the "bedroom tax", the party mistakenly claims that Labour is "opposed" to the "spare room subsidy".
Rather than trying to outflank the Tories, the party needs to think harder about how to create a greater sense of collective identity and solidarity.
In defiance of ministers' claims, the new report finds that EU migrants are "less likely to receive disability and unemployment benefits".
Unlike Labour's Jobs Guarantee, Osborne's plan will mean people are still allowed to languish on the dole for years without ever having a proper job.
For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere smaller to move to, leaving vulnerable people hit with extra costs through no fault of their own.
Labour leader announces: "We’ll scrap the bedroom tax by abolishing the shady schemes of tax loopholes for the privileged few which the Tories keep inventing."
As Labour prepares to promise to repeal the measure, a new survey finds that 59% want to see it scrapped.
After surfing a new wave of outrage against the measure, the party can't turn back this time.
Can the left learn from the right?
The religious language of sin and shame informs Tory welfare rhetoric, with its pulpit-thumping over "strivers" and "scroungers". But their overhaul has nothing to do with compassion or principle.