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''Take £25/wk off offenders on benefits''
Labour agrees with the government – people should pay for their crimes, even if they are on state benefits

Labour leader Ed Miliband reveals his new shadow cabinet
He has promoted six of the 2010 intake, claiming to bring forward ''a new generation of Labour talent''

Low-paid parents to get £300m extra childcare support in 2013
Iain Duncan Smith says that from 2013 the minimum working hours limit for childcare support will be scrapped

Childcare costs ''pushing kids into poverty''
Families on low-incomes are turning down jobs or leaving work because they can't afford to pay for childcare, say charities

Andrew Lansley criticised pension reforms
The Health Secretary expressed his misgivings to Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander two months ago


Balls''Piling austerity on austerity is not the way to recovery''
Don't let anyone tell you that Labour in government was profligate with public money, Ed Balls said in his first conference speech as shadow chancellor. Here's the bulk of what he said

George Osborne''We will be tough but fair''
The Chancellor George Osborne told the Tory Party conference that he was going to get Britain's ballooning benefits bill back under control while introducing fair play into the financing of the welfare state. Read the full speech here

Byrne''On no other front did Labour deliver more than on the economy''
''We can't oppose every Tory cut. But over the next five years they're cutting £87bn over and above what we said was wise,'' Liam Byrne, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury told the Labour Party conference