I am fairly certain that the Labour manifesto had some rhetoric about how people in benefits shouldn't get more than those in work. Were they in office, I reckon their benefits policy generally would not be a million miles from the Coalition's.
I don't have a half decent Internet connection to do more research but thought I'd throw the ball into play.
For the record, I think benefits, as many other things, should be assessed according to need rather than arbitrary limits. This cap idea is pandering to the Daily Fail rhetoric.
I found the Downing Street response to the leaked letter suggesting there could be 40,000 more homeless if the cap goes ahead bizarre. Being old doesn't make the argument less valid.
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