Cancer patients

Last week, Ed Miliband came under a torrent of criticism for missing two open goals at PMQs. He managed to fail to take advantage of government U-turns on both the NHS and sentencing, partly because he tried to do both and partly because his own party wasn’t united, especially on sentencing.

This week, he played a cleverer game. By bringing up the issue of cancer patients losing out because of welfare reforms, he chose a topic that lots of people identify with, where the prime minister was unlikely to know the full facts and which could unite his own MPs. Read more