“Labour can never win on who kicks down hardest on the poorest. In a world of increasing job insecurity and precariousness conditionality makes less sense.
More means testing just erodes the notion of universal social security when we need it more than ever. The young are the victims of this insecure, low wage economy – now they are its double victims.
Ed Miliband berated David Cameron at his last Party conference for being ‘strong at standing up to the weak, but he’s always weak when it comes to standing up to the strong”. Ed was right then – he is wrong now“