Duncan Smith's crusade to force eight million people onto a botched new benefit is a recipe for debt, eviction, poverty and distress.
'Tis the season for whimsy, and stupid jumpers, and for a dog in the studio.
"I would not have put it like that," says the Chancellor, after the Mayor of London states that "some measure of inequality is essential for the spirit of envy".
With considerable pain and after a long gestation it seems that a new workers’ party is being born in South Africa.
Why? No, seriously - why?
If you delete all the speeches and programmes where you promised a better, fairer country from your archives and attempt to prevent anyone from accessing them without somebody noticing and asking why, the people serving you dinner are not going to pretend
The Conservative Party may be trying to destroy every one of its press releases and political speeches from the web, but there are things that can't be so easily deleted from our collective memories. Alas.
Assassinations, bombings and coups, among other things, as the promises made in the 2010 election get tested in the game of Democracy.
Outrage on Twitter directed at poster in the lobby of a Jobcentre in Manchester, but the policy isn't exactly new.
The former Conservative deputy party chairman reviews the political week.