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Lord David Fraud - sorry, Freud. That was a Freudian slip - the man who said "People who are poorer should be prepared to take the biggest risks; they've got least to lose", has been at it again. A...
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The Mirror's Real Britain columnist enjoyed watching the Work and Pensions Secretary wriggling like a worm on a hook - but wants him to pay with his job
(satire?) There have been calls for stricter controls and even an outright ban on dangerous breeds of bitches after a disabled 10-year-old girl was savaged by Katie Hopkins on Twitter last night. T...
The most attention grabbing graph of last week (trust me, I keep an eye for these things) was this: Both Rick and Declan Gaffney have already blogged on
Day 26: Rebekah Brooks was asked to authorise a cash payment to a “serving police officer” while she edited Britain’s best-selling national newspaper The Sun, the phone hacking trial heard yesterda...
Jackie Ashley: About 5 million people have given up work partly or entirely to look after others. They need a bit of help and legal protection
Andrew Sparrow's rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including Treasury questions in the Commons.
I've just realised HMRC issued a new VAT gap estimate late last week.
Members of the public are being urged to connect rough sleepers with support services via a new app, as the cold wintry months begin.
Iain Duncan Smith has defended the £40.1 million write off relating to the IT systems of universal credit and branded rumours of additional write offs ‘bogus nonsense’, during a work and pensions committee yesterday.
David Cameron has recruited a think tank expert to act as a housing policy advisor.
There were 31,100 excess winter deaths last year, with 25,600 linked to fuel poverty in the elderly. In an interview with the BBC’s Daily Politics, Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan-Smith (I...
By now you'll have all read many accounts of how IDS performed at the Work & Pensions Select on Monday; how 'he got way with it', his choice use of language, his need for bodyguards etc. It's t...
sanc·ti·mo·ny (noun) - feigned piety or righteousness; hypocritical devoutness or high-mindedness. Sanctimony is a disease. A dangerous one. And the Left is being seriously damaged by it. I had a ...
Want to hear about the 'absent parent' that got granted a 'spare' bedroom for his son? This happened last week in Newcastle and I have spoken with the successful claimant and this will really inter...
Simon Jenkins: To discuss Mandela alongside Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Jesus is barking mad. I bet he's laughing his head off right now
Zoe Williams: Don't let the bluster, incompetence and misinformation obscure the Quiet Man's true, Tory purpose: destroying the welfare safety net
Iain Duncan Smith's claim that problems will cost only £41m is down to 'a major change in accounting treatment', NAO says
It is said that you can get the measure of a man, not from his words, but from his actions. Iain Duncan Smith brought bodyguards to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee yesterday. (Monday) Why d...
Will Hutton said this yesterday in the Observer: It is an incidental sentence, but it brought me up short. By 2018, general government consumption will be proportionally no larger than it was in 1948.
Though parts of England might be showing signs of economic recovery, conditions are pushing 310 people a day onto housing benefit, a new report has revealed.
More than half of households being tracked in a six-part welfare study were left without any money after paying their weekly bills.
One working person every five minutes is forced to claim benefits to keep a roof over their head as rent prices soar, a report has said.