By forcing the PM to delay a decision on military action until after the UN inspectors have reported, Miliband has taken account of the legacy of Iraq.
Token engagement would be equally damaging to both the west and to Syria. We should consider the costs of leaving the regime in the place.
Why do so many still suggest that Russia and China should determine our foreign policy?
While leaving the door open to military action, the party's MPs know that the evidence required to justify intervention hasn't been presented.
The public opposes military action by 50 to 25%, with Labour supporters the most hostile of the three main parties.
Shadow public health minister says intervention "would put me in a very difficult position" as Labour signals it will whip MPs in support of Miliband's stance.
Such a clear U-turn would cement a corrosive narrative that could prove far more damaging to his prospects of becoming Prime Minister – that of weakness.
PM says there will be a vote on Thursday on a government motion on UK action in Syria.
Graeme Wilson will take up the post, with Gabby Bertin becoming director of external relations.
Education secretary says the Labour leader is "charming, intelligent, eloquent, thoughtful, generous and chivalrous".
Shadow foreign secretary says he is "unconvinced" of the case for an air campaign and criticises William Hague for "implying force is inevitable".
If the Education Secretary is as concerned as he claims about party funding, why doesn't he support Labour's proposed £5,000 donation cap?
Ignore the latest critics, the case for High Speed Two is as strong now as when Labour committed itself to the project in 2010.
After Alistair Darling called for the new rail line to be scrapped, the former transport secretary and HS2 architect argues that it would be an "act of national self-mutilation" to do so.
Left-wing policies stand a far greater chance of reaching the statute book when agreed across negotiation tables than when promised in manifestos.
Naming and shaming employers is a smart move but the maximum fine remains just £5,000 and enforcement is still lax.
The EU doesn't even make it into the top ten of voters' concerns. Miliband's speech should focus on housing, wages and jobs.
What the party has never had and needs today more than ever is a theory of leadership.
Police and Crime Commissioners should become 'ministers for the local criminal justice system' with the political power to set the agenda.
Conservative councillors and Boris Johnson are among those calling for the Chancellor to lift the "artificial cap" on borrowing but, for entirely ideological reasons, he still won't act.
Shadow ministers have been encouraged to look for "points of agreement" with the party and to consider constitutional reforms that would appeal.
If they want to avoid another hung parliament, both sides need to take more risks. This isn't a time for small-ball politics.
The triumph of identity politics means too many progressives appear willing to dismiss the white working class as socially backwards and not worth listening to.
The shadow work and pensions secretary took Ed Miliband's advice and referred to "social security", rather than "welfare".
Banning something that works well for some people just because others are abusing it doesn’t make sense.
Despite the return of growth and no shortage of austerity, the deficit was £1.3bn higher in July than at the same point last year.
Should the Labour leader be booed and heckled, as on previous occasions, it will undermine the Tories' claim that he is the plaything of the union leaders.
Children are not a private luxury but the future workers and taxpayers of this country. Labour should pledge to reverse the fall in the value of child benefit.
Scots are not engaged, as they were in the 1970s, in a debate about how best to utilise North Sea assets.
Even if shale gas does bring down bills, we may need to wait 15 years for it to do so. The government's narrow focus is selling the public short.