Welfare to work scandal: the inevitable consequence of Cameronomics

If Cameron’s Coalition weren’t so utterly crap, I would have said that today’s new revelations about the multi-billion pound welfare-to-work scandal were the government’s Gerald Ratner moment – the one where the credibility of Cameron plc finally plummeted to lows from which it could never recover.

But I can’t say that because the Ratner moment happened ages before that. Indeed, if you believe Iain Martin’s superb analysis yesterday – and I do – the terminal rot set in to the Cameroon project as long ago as the general election campaign, when Cameron’s lot got it into their heads that the way to beat arguably the worst prime minister in British history Gordon Brown was to promise to copy all…

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