There was a touching moment when Neil Kinnock sat in the front row of the conference hall nodding in unison with Len McClusky as Ed slammed competition. That these two had such wide grins by the end of the speech should get alarm bells ringing. After the speech Team Ed were dancing around hugging each other and high-fiving Tom Baldwin, as if they had just won the election. The room lapped it up as Ed pressed all of their buttons on the ‘bedroom tax’, the NHS, immigration vans and childcare. Yet there was no explanation how expanding the school-day will be paid for beyond asking teachers to work forty-five hour weeks, no explanation of what would be done to control immigration, but who cares about things like that when Ed will give sixteen year olds the vote. A future PM should “do better than this”, to borrow a phrase.