Welfare to work

Nicholas Timmins

Ken Clarke may be in the dog house for telling the Daily Telegraph the brutal truth – that the worst of the cuts have yet to be felt, that the government is going to find that difficult and that middle England still hasn’t properly grasped the scale of what is to come.

But that assessment pales into insignificance compared to a chilling warning that Chris Grayling, the work minister, has allowed his department to issue. Read more