Shadow chancellor uses his own US trip to warn that Washington is asking "Why is David Cameron proposing to take such big risks with Britain's economic future?"
Labour left out?
The shadow chancellor remembers that it was fear of "Tory cuts" that handed Labour victory in 2001 and 2005, and denied the Conservatives a majority in 2010.
Shadow chancellor set to act before March 2016.
The party has denied Osborne the chance to brand it irresponsible while also maintaining clear dividing lines on future cuts.
As Labour confronts the deficit problem today, the shadow chancellor warns his shadow cabinet colleagues that they will make cuts every year.
This is politics, Britain. You're welcome to it.
The party's plans would allow it to shield services from the worst. But for fear of appearing profligate it won't tell voters.
Having already trimmed Whitehall of fat, the next government will be forced to cut into bone. But no party will utter this truth.
Plan to fund extra £2bn a year through future underspends means spending promise is "a con", says shadow chancellor.