Peter Hoskin

Why the Tories are right to tackle IB claimant numbers

So far as political stories are concerned, the Sunday papers are surprisingly action-packed.  Few are more eye-grabbing, though, than this item on p.2 of the Sunday Times, headlined “Tory benefit cuts may raise jobless to 4m”.  Sounds bad, huh?  But, when you read the full thing, it turns out that the Tories may have had a good, honest idea.

Basically, the ST story claims that “senior Tories” are planning to move around 1.5

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