The party's plans would allow it to shield services from the worst. But for fear of appearing profligate it won't tell voters.
Peer and shadow foreign office minister set to replace Emily Thornberry.
His role in saving the Union, his decisive action during the financial crisis and his championing of the NHS mark Brown out as a political colossus of a kind we will rarely see again.
The Labour leader today will announce new figures condemning the coalition's failure to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
The shadow work and pensions secretary warns those who brief against the Labour leader: "The only people it serves are our political opponents."
Rather than retreating under pressure, the Labour leader has reaffirmed his faith in his political project.
Unlike the Tories, we will confront the issue of a "two nation" education system.
Labour does best in places worst hit by the recession, but it has to branch out to enlarge its electoral base.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt warns private schools: "The time you could expect something for nothing is over".
The Labour leader's vow to end the exploitation of agency workers contrasts with Cameron's inertia.