Using housing to cut inequality
When you are invited to a meeting where the venue is not disclosed until the last minute and you are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes before the minister, it promises to be a seminal event. Alan Milburn's speech at Senate House certainly did not disappoint. He made the case for what he described as "the politics of aspiration - dedicated to the creation of a fairer Britain where everyone has a chance to share in rising prosperity". He set out an impassioned, erudite, thorough and ambitious vision of a future under a Labour third term.