Miliband will not mimic Cameron's approach to Ukip and change policy direction.
As the party has shed votes to the SNP and the Greens, the Tories have emerged in front merely by standing still.
Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.
The party's backbenchers recognise that political instability could allow them to increase their influence over the leadership.
The party's policies do not measure up to the needs of post-recession Britain.
The party recognises the danger that the Tories could win by taking a large number of seats off the Lib Dems.
Shadow cabinet minister writes to Ukip leader demanding that he come clean on his party's health policy.
The ideological differences between the parties are greater than for decades. But their shared culture means few have noticed.
Peer also gives £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to Caroline Lucas in attempt to build a "progressive alliance".
The London-based commentariat is quick to pontificate about the decline in our political culture, but slow to do anything about it.