August 21, 2013
ANGLOSPHERIC POLITICS IS NOTHING MORE THAN...:Labour to substantially cut benefits bill if it wins power in 2015 (Rowena Mason, 21 August 2013, The Guardian)
Labour will cut the benefits bill "quite substantially" and more effectively than the Tories if it wins power in 2015, the shadow work and pensions secretary said on Tuesday.
Liam Byrne, a Labour frontbencher, said the coalition's welfare reforms were failing to cut costs enough, and called for cross-party talks to "save" some of the government's key schemes. [...]
"Iain Duncan Smith should put his cards on the table, tell us what's going wrong and together we can fix it," he said.
...a quarrel over who can manage Thatcherism most efficiently.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2013 10:47 AM