In an interview with the NS, the shadow Northern Ireland secretary says the party's programme is "not as well developed as it needs to be".
The significant policy overlap between the two parties represents a rich programme for government.
The party's biggest opponent in Scotland is time.
There is concern within the party at the failure to agree a date for the crucial Clause V meeting.
Shadow Northern Ireland secretary says former New Labour ministers "would have been the very people lecturing others".
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.