From the Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2015:
Iain Duncan Smith: Taking people off benefits is ‘compassionate’.
… for too long it has been assumed that compassion is “soft” … There is nothing compassionate about increasing dependency by spending more of taxpayers’ money … No – Conservative compassion is about getting someone back to work, taking the tough choices to move someone clear of the benefits system.
From the Mirror, 6th March 2015:
Father killed himself after his benefits were cut and he was threatened with eviction
A father-of-three killed himself after his benefits were cut and he was threatened with eviction. … Mr McDonald’s benefits had been stopped by the Department of Work and Pensions … A spokesman for mental health charity Mind said: “It would be helpful to see what could be going wrong in the benefits system that leads to these tragic situations.”