And that's not all. Miliband also gave a news conference earlier that, by the standards of his young leadership, was incisive and fleet-footed. Even though I don't agree with the sentiment (and nor does Alex), there's an undeniable snap to his charge that, "These are decisions of a Conservative-led government propped up by Liberal Democrat passengers. Passengers not in the front seat, not even in the back seat of the car, passengers who have got themselves locked into the boot." And it was all wrapped up in an appeal for the untapped votes of young people; a group who have had their often legitimate concerns ignored by politicians for decades.
Sure, one effective day does not a successful, or coherent, party leader make. Labour are still caught in a directionless slump. But after the gloom of a couple of weeks ago – when Cameron roundly thrashed the "Son of Brown" in PMQs – Miliband has some slight cause for cheer today.