This morning, we launched a poster campaign to coincide with a crucial vote that's happening in Parliament. Today, Labour will vote against capping benefits at 1% for the next 3 years - a double blow to the taxpayer who has to foot the bill.
For Conservatives, this vote is about fairness. Why should the taxpayer pay more to sustain welfare payments while at the same time earning less?
Labour vote time and again against everything this government is doing to get welfare spending under control. But they don't say how they would pay for all this. By voting against our measures, Labour's Ed Balls would clearly be happy with more borrowing to pay the welfare bill - this would saddle every working household in the UK with almost £5000 of extra national debt.
It's clear Labour has learnt nothing. Labour's plan is to spend more, borrow more and tax more. Where's the fairness in that?
Our plan is clear - to deliver stability to the public finances and return fairness to welfare.
Iain Duncan Smith
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions