I do hope David Miliband stays inside the Labour shadow cabinet but it would be understandable if he went off to Harvard or to work for Hillary Clinton. And though last night's unseemly media fest was all about whether he would stay, today's focus was on Ed as he delivered his first leader's speech. And jolly good it was too.
He has a lot to do and he outlined just how much in his amusing speech where he seemed quite an ease despite probably not having slept much this past 72 hours.
Commentators gave it an 8 or a 9 and I would agree it was up there or thereabouts.
He restored faith in the party now he must take his message to the country once he has a shadow cabinet. I hope the rules for this archaic practice are re-visited asap.