As the Old Right lines up squarely behind the only party of Burkean Britain, Peter Oborne writes:
Ed Miliband made a formidable speech today. He entrenched his position as leader of the Labour Party and made a series of careful policy announcements which are laying the groundwork for a Labour manifesto.
Technically this was a virtuoso performance, but what I liked most was the language: Mr Miliband has turned his back on the empty and shallow political discourse of the Blair era, and started to talk in the way that ordinary people do, with long, coherent sentences, and only a handful of soundbites.
More and more he reminds me of Clem Attlee and the civilised approach to politics which he represented. This is being criticised in some quarters as a socialist speech, and it's all the better for that.
Mr Miliband is not the leader of some virtual political party, constructed by focus group experts to appeal to the lowest common denominator. He represents a great political movement, and it is his job to speak on behalf of the underprivileged and the disenfranchised.
There was a real humanity about what he had to say today, and I think that members of the metropolitan media elite who love to sneer at Mr Miliband may be missing the point.
Now, gibes will probably go down well in Notting Hill and Islington, but I dare say that in Wigan, Blackburn, and even in Swindon, they'll be getting the point – that Mr Miliband is a politician who is on their side.