The challenges facing the Conservatives are mostly structural and may be impossible to overcome.
"The first and last test of economic policy is whether living standards for ordinary families are rising."
"Kennedy’s great insight was to know that we can live together better and more peaceably if we find ways to co-operate."
"Being pro-market and pro-competition also means acting when markets fail and competition does not operate".
On the politically defining issue of low pay, the Labour leader has the pitch all to himself.
Shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Ashworth writes to Jeremy Heywood demanding to know how former Laura Wyld was appointed to the "politically impartial" post.
When Cameron derides Miliband for not wanting to talking about the economy, he forgets that, for most voters, living standards are the economy.
The Labour leader's first major speech since his conference address will coincide with Living Wage Week.
Rather than risking the blame for killing the project, Labour has decided to take the credit for saving it by forcing the government to reduce costs.