The shadow education secretary must learn from Gove's mistakes and outline a curriculum that goes beyond memorisation and teaching to exams.
Promising an in/out vote would shift the debate back onto Tory territory and allow Cameron to claim that Miliband is dancing to his tune.
"Labour has too often renounced the transformative in favour of the transactional."
The party should aspire to build a campaign that redistributes resources from safe seats to the battlegrounds that will determine the outcome.
Long after the price freeze has been lifted, Labour's market reforms will go on delivering a more transparent and more competitive deal for consumers and businesses.
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.