The Guardian's Polly Toynbee: "That was it: the day Ed Miliband wiped the smile off Conservative faces. With breathtaking bravura he held the hall rapt. No autocue, at ease, personal and passionate".
The Times' Sam Coates (£): "This makes things more interesting. Ed Miliband’s commanding performance, done entirely from memory, succeeded in reassuring delegates that the Labour leader has the look and feel of a possible future Prime Minister".
The Independent's Steve Richards: "Navigating his party from New Labour to One Nation Labour, Ed Miliband has delivered one of the cleverest and most significant party conference speeches in recent years, one that will make a difference to the way he and his party are perceived".
The spirit of Conservative legends has been regularly evoked at Labour's party conference.
ITV News heard what voters in the marginal seat of Corby, due to hold a by-election in November, thought of Ed Miliband's speech.
There are plenty of reasons to take issue with the substance of Ed Miliband's speech this afternoon.