He had the spirit and confidence of a man who knows he is winning the argument.
"George Osborne's economic plan is hurting... but it's just not working."
Minute-by-minute coverage of the shadow chancellor's speech to the Labour conference.
His commitment to long-term fiscal discipline strengthens the case for short-term stimulus.
Labour cannot hope to rebuild its economic credibility while Balls remains shadow chancellor.
Johnson says a VAT cut would "get people shopping again".
The party must not miss a chance to redefine the economic debate.
The Guardian is wrong to oppose Balls's call for a temporary VAT cut.
"As long as he is prepared to start putting economics over politics, it is not too late to change co