Should Cameron's party oppose the levy, Labour will accuse it of again siding with predatory companies against struggling consumers.
We are about to discover whether Miliband is, as he believes, the first Labour leader of a new era or, as his critics suspect, the last leader of the era now ending.
While restricting current spending, the party should promise to invest the proceeds of growth into future-facing areas like skills, childcare and infrastructure.
If the PM wants to dismiss Miliband's energy price freeze as "a con", he needs to come up with a superior policy.
The left wrongly assumed that the replacement of Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg would mean a change in policy.
Last week, we received a large postbag from readers objecting to Dan Hodges’s magazine column on “centre-ground” politics. Here he replies.
Neil Kinnock’s loss in 1992 still haunts Labour. But he thinks Ed Miliband can lay those ghosts to rest – and says his successor must “absolutely not” support a referendum on EU membership.
Neither Cameron nor Miliband seems serious about finding reasons why anyone with an existing inclination to one side should actually consider switching to the other.
As Ed Miliband comes under pressure to promise a referendum, the former Labour leader warns that the dangers of an in/out vote are "massive".
The PM variously dismissed the policy as "a gimmick", as "left-wing" and "socialist" and as unnecessary when he is taking action: he needs to settle on an attack line.