The Tories and Liberal Democrats are drastically changing the welfare state.
But does Labour offer a real alternative?
“So there you go: Vote Tory and you get a social security crackdown with a budget target. Vote Labour and you get a social security crackdown without a budget target. Makes you feel better, doesn’t it?”
~ John Harris
While its party conference in Manchester remains strangely quiet on the issue, John Harris journeys to Moss Side to talk to people at the sharp end – and finds himself reeling after a U-turn from Labour’s work and pensions spokesman Liam Byrne