* Impose effective regulation of privatised utilities, capping their profits and prices.
* Take the railways back into public ownership as the franchises end.
* Abandon PFI and find ways of terminating the existing contracts.
* Don't privatise Royal Mail.
* Stop privatising. It is only "efficient" at maximising profit for private vested interests.
* Cap rents in the private sector and begin a substantial social housing programme. 'Affordable housing' is still anything but that to many people.
* Make the living wage mandatory, thereby transferring costs from the public purse to the firms who are currently subsidised by the taxpayer because they only pay the minimum wage.
* Stop persecuting the unemployed and disabled, and get rid of Atos.
* Start collecting taxes from the rich and shift taxation from basic income and everyday consumption towards property.
* Abandon Trident and new aircraft carriers.
* Stop fracking. Invest in home insulation and green technologies, which will reduce demand for gas and electricity and create jobs.
* Ban lobbying and remove private interests from direct influence on government.
* Clean up the funding of political parties.
* Restrict the hours that MPs can work on non-parliamentary activities.
* Further reform the House of Lords.
* Bring in proportional representation.
* Refuse to hold a referendum on the EU on principle.
* Implement Leveson and stop pandering to the Press Barons.
* Speed up the reporting of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War.
I think this is enough to be going on with. These are quite modest proposals and should win votes but it would be good to see a political party proposing policies because they are the right thing to do. Is Ed the man to do this? I live in hopes but I'm not going to hold my breath. If he doesn't succeed, then Steve Bell's cartoon from last year might turn out to be prophetic.