For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public.
Change is a process: future is a destination. People want a sense of hope, possibility and pride about Britain.
The scale of the ISIS threat is not yet matched by a clarity of approach for securing their defeat.
I'm at one with Ed Miliband in saying that it's important that people have the right to express their democratic voices and also their deep concerns about climate change because we have a planet in peril.
Traditionally, diplomacy was done in an environment of information scarcity. Ambassadors would send back telegrams to foreign ministries, comfortable in the knowledge that their views of a country would be the only source of information the minister would see.