The shadow work and pensions secretary took Ed Miliband's advice and referred to "social security", rather than "welfare".
New figures show that 320,738 more people are claiming housing benefit than in May 2010.
Channel 4's Benefits Britain 1949 asked modern benefits claimants to live under conditions from 1949 - the reason being, what exactly?
With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look at some of them.
As their benefits are cut and their bills - for care, council tax, food, and the like - remain the same, disabled people are turning to payday loans, credit cards or even illegal lenders to try and make ends meet.
The cruellest thing about the benefits cap is not that it could make thousands of people homeless or force more families to depend on food banks (three of these open every week). It’s that it’s not really about people on benefits at all.
The silence doesn’t just come from our largely right-wing press. There’s something more insidious going on.
IDS will appear before the work and pensions select committee on 4 September to answer questions over his misrepresentation of welfare figures.
The measure proposed by the 40 Group of Tory MPs will do little to reduce the welfare bill, while further stigmatising an already marginalised group.
By denouncing the government for still allowing some families to "live a life on welfare", the party has begun an arms race it can only lose.