It is farcical that the employment regulations that MPs put into law are not accessible to their own staff.
While many pay lip service to the need for higher wages, the RMT general secretary was prepared to take the action required to secure them.
The Labour leader’s changes have left his party best placed to overcome the crisis of political participation.
After today's comfortable victory, far greater political and financial challenges lie ahead for the party.
The Labour leader's message: the reforms will get working people back into politics, transfer power from MPs to party members, and help turn Labour into a movement again.
The Labour leader says "there’s a big, big contrast between us as an expanding party and the Tories".
Twenty years ago, John Prescott persuaded sceptical delegates to back John Smith's trade union reforms, but who will fulfil this role for Miliband at March's special conference?
Ed Miliband has now sacrificed millions in donations, as well as one of his party’s main bargaining chips, without securing any concessions in return.
The emphasis that Miliband put on building more houses in his TUC speech suggests that a big announcement could soon follow.