Stewart Wood
Shadow Cabinet Minister, Labour peer and an adviser to Ed Miliband

Entries by Stewart Wood

The Chancellor Is Wrong and Disingenuous on Living Standards

(25) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (15:42)

The Chancellor said something a bit odd today in his Autumn Statement. He told the country that "real household incomes are rising". According to him, all that talk about a cost-of-living crisis is just nonsense.

Confused? Well perhaps it's because we just haven't been paying attention to...

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We Need to Talk About the Middle

(77) Comments | Posted 14 February 2013 | (00:00)

The fight for the votes of those on middle incomes is usually seen as the key to winning elections. So when politicians turn their attention to 'the Middle', they channel the spirit of Harold MacMillan, whose note to the Conservative Party Research Department upon becoming Prime Minister in 1957 read:...

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