George Osborne tries to paint himself as man of the people

First Reaction Tue 2 Apr, AT 15:55

Chancellor adopts new image to defend welfare reforms, but is it just a cynical political ploy?

Iain Duncan Smith ridiculed over '£53 a week' claim

First Reaction Tue 2 Apr, AT 10:03

Minister branded 'smug' and urged to prove he could live on minimum amount paid to benefits claimants

Diane Abbott on warpath over Ed's immigration mea culpa

Wed 6 Mar, AT 14:51 The Mole

But can Miliband's measured tones win over those who think he's too soft on immigration?

2015 starts now: Tories get tough on scroungers and immigrants

Mon 18 Feb, AT 11:48 The Mole

Theresa May has infuriated the judges – but it's music to the ears of Tory election guru Lynton Crosby

Is govt's work-for-your-dole programme in crisis or not?

Talking Point Wed 13 Feb, AT 15:03

Anti-workfare campaigners claim victory but Iain Duncan Smith is as bullish as ever

Poor to bear brunt of welfare cap passed in Commons vote

Talking Point Wed 9 Jan, AT 09:41

David Miliband leads Labour's attack on 'rancid' bill capping benefits at 1% - but it passes by 56 votes

Mole

Blood, sweat and tears: no end in sight to austerity measures

Wed 5 Dec, AT 17:04 The Mole

George Osborne hits benefit claimants hardest - but many middle-class taxpayers will suffer too

David Cameron

David Cameron given a bloody nose by new Tory 'bastards'

Thu 1 Nov, AT 08:55 The Mole

Here we go again: Eurosceptics made John Major's life a nightmare – now it's Cameron's turn

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