This zinger of a departure is about social justice as well as EU membership – and his farewell letter is a missile aimed at Osborne’s character and conduct.
Posts Tagged: Welfare Reform
“I am puzzled and disappointed that you have chosen to resign.”
I am unable to watch passively…fiscal self imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest.”
Matthew Oakley: Will the Conservatives honour their pledge of halving the disability employment gap?
Sanctions have failed – help and rewards for going back to work are needed.
Heidi Allen: A crucial vote today. Let’s not reduce support for sick people until we know its replacement.
The Commons should not reject this Lords amendment to the Welfare Reform Bill.
The Chair of Conservatives for Reform in Europe replies to Paul Goodman’s article of last week arguing the opposite.
Piecemeal changes have been tried and were found wanting.
Alexandra Jones: Osborne can get the urban benefits bill down by allowing cities to keep the savings
The housing shortage is pushing benefit bills up in the prosperous South East. Here’s how to get them down.
Iain Duncan Smith: How this Government is helping to reform schools, get people into work – and boost life chances
The Prime Minister’s speech yesterday was a reminder that while Labour are obsessed by transfering income our focus instead is on improving lives.
The Government’s ambition to halve the disability employment gap is a weighty one. But it can be done.
“…a set of trivial demands, something that isn’t going to fundamentally change the relationship between Britain and the EU.”
New Reform analysis of sickness benefits over the past five years found a persistently high caseload that is increasingly young and mental health-related.
The policy is likely to be the most important legacy of a Conservative welfare agenda. We must stay the course.
The Autumn Statement and Spending Review were far too interventionist.
It resolved a four-year dispute over welfare reform – and paves the way for completion of the devolution of corporation tax powers.