By George Eaton - 06 June 01:32
The speech successfully addressed two of the biggest grievances with the system: "the something for nothing" problem and "the nothing for something" problem.
The Socialist Way edited by Roy Hattersley and Kevin Hickson: Defining Ed Miliband's "one nation" project
By Patrick Diamond - 06 June 12:52
No one is more conscious than Miliband that he is leading the Labour Party during a period in which the left is at a perilously low ebb across Europe.
By George Eaton - 06 June 08:00
In his speech on welfare, Miliband will announce that Labour would cap "structural welfare spending" and will criticise those "who could work and aren’t doing so".
By Rafael Behr - 05 June 05:35
The welfare line that Miliband is going to take owes a lot to the work that Liam Byrne has been doing.
By George Eaton - 05 June 03:26
Contrary to Cameron's assertion at PMQs, Miliband said last month: "we will always be protecting the health service".
By George Eaton - 05 June 08:16
The party believes in shifting spending from universal benefits such as child benefit and the winter fuel allowance to services such as childcare and social care.
By George Eaton - 04 June 03:43
While Miliband once said he would "keep the 50p rate permanently", Balls says he would "rather get tax rates down".
By George Eaton - 04 June 02:16
Have they passed the Question Time test?
By George Eaton - 04 June 09:09
Confronted by the Tories' cynical manoeuvres, Labour should defend union funding as the most open and democratic source of money in politics.
By Duncan O'Leary - 03 June 04:13
A two-tier system of benefits for job seekers, with higher entitlements for those with strong work records, could be funded by reducing spending on mortgage interest.