In June Ed Miliband and Ed Balls signalled that a future Labour government will accept the framework of the Tories' austerity plans and put a cap on welfare spending. Iain Ferguson looks at Labour's shift to the right and challenges the myths about the welfare state used to justify this turn.
"Even in these hard times, is it too much to expect an opposition to oppose now and again?" (Sunday Herald, 16 June).
For historians of the British Labour Party, June 2013 is likely to be remembered as a key milestone in Party's political and ideological evolution.