Reverse ferret required on this policy
The Tories must scrap the roll-out of universal credit after Cabinet minister Esther McVey was forced to admit it will shortchange families.
Making the just-aboutmanaging no longer able to manage is an assault by a party adopting austerity as a political ideology rather than a necessity. Theresa May has to take time out from Brexit and order Philip Hammond to use the Budget to replace it with a fair system which helps, not harms people.
John Major was right to echo Gordon Brown’s warning that this attack risks repeating the bitter poll tax crisis.
The Tories will be seen as vindictive if they press ahead with their great benefits robbery. (Editorial)