Like the former Conservative prime minister, Miliband aspires to be a genuinely transformative leader. Will he succeed?
Johann Lamont's declaration that free higher education is "effectively regressive" is a significant moment.
"We in Labour need to build our own story of the big society. Cameron’s version was too abstract."
If Labour perseveres, it might change the terms of debate on a fundamental issue.
Unlike the Chancellor, the majority of voters believe that benefits should rise in line with inflation or more.
On a Labour front bench that’s hardly groaning with heavyweight talent, the shadow chancellor is as close as anyone to being indispensable.
Even those in Labour who were once sympathetic to the idea of working with the Lib Dems have lost faith in the idea.
Pegging the welfare uprating to the 50p tax rate would be an expensive decision in terms of future policy development.
Labour releases data showing that thousands of working families in Conservative marginals will be hit by the cuts.
Shadow chancellor says his party will oppose any bill that unfairly hits working families.