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Liam Byrne is shadow work and pensions secretary and Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill.
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.
Behind the government's rhetoric, things aren't getting better for working people. They’re getting much, much worse.
Labour is learning from countries where local services are trusted to match job seekers with vacancies.
Iain Duncan Smith was once right about the need for drastic change - then he got everything else wrong.
Unable to justify the government's decision to cut support for families, the Work and Pensions Secretary has resorted to myths.
While long-term unemployment has soared, referrals to the Work Programme have halved.
The latest fall in unemployment becomes a rise if you take out the massive drop in London.
Labour has to show it has a plan for global growth. And that starts with jobs.
The immigration minister defends detention for children