The government's line - repeated several times - is that these claims were fraudulent or cheats. Without directly saying so, Grayling implied in 2011 that because "the vast majority of new claimants for sickness benefits are in fact able to return to work", it is right to assume that many current Incapacity Benefit claimants are able to work - interpretation, many are cheats, frauds or otherwise manipulating the system.
Who knew that Ed Miliband would have become a serious candidate for prime minister following his 'One Nation' speech when only the week before many assumed that he had no hope? Aside from Miliband's new allure, there are numerous questions which will be raised before 2015 that will go some way in deciding which party will next hold power.
Clearly fast moving events elsewhere in Europe, particularly in Greece and Spain, are giving added impetus to the whole issue of Britain's relationship with the European Union. They are also driving the issue closer and closer to the decision makers in the main parties. In recent weeks, we have seen a growing number of establishment Labour figures accepting that a referendum may have to be held.