A single large crumb from the forthcoming report has been released: the Mayor of London made his own response to the consultation for DLA reforms a year ago, so it was included among the papers Sue Marsh and Kaliya Franklin got from their Freedom Of Information inquiries. LeftFootForward has a copy here. His concerns are expressed as strongly as any campaigner, certainly more strongly than what the supposed Opposition in the House of Common has expressed. Boris Johnson's involvement seems to be genuine; he could not have been certain this letter would have been made public at any time where it would work to his own benefit.
I'm still feeling speculative however and it seems possible that the government got wind of the report. On Thursday the Daily Mail and Express each printed a story claiming that half of those Jobseeker's Allowance recipients who have been referred onto the trial workfare plan have supposedly failed to engage with it and had their benefits stopped. There is absolutely no public source for this, no data, no press release, nothing. FullFact.org investigated immediately and noticed that the Mail claimed their source to be 'a source close to the programme' which basically sells out Employment Minister Chris Grayling as having secretly briefed the newspapers. The truth of the claim can't be verified because it will be a month before the report for it comes out. But the Coalition ministers are getting more reckless; a year ago it was almost impossible to deduce if, not just who, was responsible for the articles which these ministers keep publicly distancing themselves from.
So when one leading Conservative politician is secretly arguing the facts for balanced debate, yet a group of others(always the same people) are secretly poisoning debate; the problem isn't the Conservatives. The problem is something Boris Johnson doesn't have to worry about but which Cabinet Ministers do. What those ministers briefing the newspapers have in common is David Cameron, who Boris Johnson can ignore.
David Cameron is responsible, so David Cameron will be examined very closely by The Files as we approach the day of the report.