Is the Chancellor hoping the public will forget he's responsible for raising taxes?
Rather than defending existing social security entitlements, politicians need to mobilise public support for a new set of social investment priorities.
Labour's lead falls to just six points after Cameron's EU referendum pledge but returning UKIP supporters aren't enough to transform Tory fortunes.
Such a Commission would ask hard questions, but also be more productive than David Cameron's opportunistic offer of a referendum.
The next election will be decided by the economy, not by which party is the most eurosceptic.
It is a question of when, not if, Miliband will offer an EU referendum. Here's what he can learn from his predecessor-but-seven.
First poll since Cameron's EU referendum pledge shows Labour's lead has risen two points to 12.
Tory unity will prove shortlived and the Labour leader could execute a relatively painless U-turn on a referendum.
If Miliband matches Cameron's referendum offer, he will look weak. If he doesn't, he will look undemocratic. Which will he choose?