Here the Daily Mail reports
‘True compassion isn’t giving people a benefits cheque – it’s giving them a chance.’ David Cameron said Labour had left a system where a single mum, working 15 hours and earning £87 a week, would have actually lost money if she had taken on any more work. Mr Cameron said families stuck on benefits were not ‘playing the system’ but were ‘victims of it’. He said they were ‘victims of a welfare trap laid by Labour, paid for by hardworking taxpayers.
The PM added: That destroyed aspiration. It created resentment. And it was never meant to be this way. Welfare was meant to be a safety net – not a web from which no-one could escape.
‘So when I hear Labour politicians bleating on about the same old Tories, not on the side of working people, I just think: some brass neck.
‘It was you who trapped the poor on welfare and widened inequality. Yes, you Ed Miliband and Ed Balls who designed these systems that punished the lowest paid. So don’t you dare lecture us on poverty!”
This is something I have been saying on this blog for the last five years.