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Issue No. 2256

‘We’re looking at exceptional circumstances and we’re going to be putting out arrangements for that later in the year’
Tory welfare minister Lord Freud says there will be exemptions from the government’s £26,000 annual cap on benefits

‘‘This policy is not changing because it is a good policy’
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith denies a U-turn the next day

‘The best way of describing it is almost like a giant employment dating agency’
Employment minister Chris Grayling’s creepy analogy for Tory workfare schemes

‘We have won’
A Lib Dem ‘source’ on how the party sees the government’s retreat on health reform

‘Playground politics’
Tory MP Nick de Bois on the Lib Dems’ comments

‘You can’t carry on in a coalition where the junior member is always dissenting’
Tory MP Peter Bone on the government’s woes

‘Unions prepare ground for wave upon wave of strikes’
The Times gets worried

‘The Telegraph spells out its worst nightmare

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Tue 14 Jun 2011, 18:17 BST
Issue No. 2256
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