The former PM's silence is evidence of his scepticism.
Many of the brightest prospects of Labour’s new generation are women.
Market failure in tough times should not simply be shrugged off. Our political opponents’ scaremongering is a sign of our strength.
By turning his back on two thirds of the electorate, Ed Miliband has guaranteed that if Labour wins in 2015, this will have nothing to do with the party or its leader.
The Labour leader's supposedly "left-wing" policies are supported by the overwhelming majority of voters.
Around half of the survey took place before Miliband's speech but Labour is already seeing the benefits from its time in Brighton.
Voters rate action to reduce household bills above tax cuts, wage rises, more affordable housing and more affordable childcare.
Unlike on previous occasions, when he has struggled to flesh out the meaning of his cerebral speeches, the Labour leader has signature policies that he is prepared to defend.
The Labour leader's new motif, "Britain can do better than this", is an echo of the title of the party's 1997 manifesto: "Britain deserves better".
He should learn from Gordon Brown's mistake and have the courtesy to get the Lib Dems' name right.