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

Entries by Stewart Wood

Syria Is Now the Great Global Crisis of Our Time - If We Want a Lasting Solution We Will Have to Make Some Unpalatable Choices

(8) Comments | Posted 23 October 2015 | (11:52)

The Syrian Civil War is now the great global crisis of our time. What began as a civilian uprising against the brutality of the Assad regime quickly became a bloody, complex civil war that shows no sign of abating. So far the conflict has claimed over a quarter of a...

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An Open Letter to Richard Desmond on 'Hidden Migrants'

(34) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (14:17)

Dear Mr. Desmond,

I am writing with reference to the headline today in the Daily Express: "'Hidden' Migrant Millions".

The clear implication is that the children of immigrants who are born and raised here are "really" immigrants too. And that the official statistics on...

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Miliband's Visit to Washington Provides a Timely Reminder of the Post-Crash Challenges Faced on Both Sides of the Atlantic

(1) Comments | Posted 21 July 2014 | (13:00)

Lord Wood of Anfield is a shadow minister without portfolio and adviser to Ed Miliband, Neera Tanden is president of the Center for American Progress

This week, as Ed Miliband visits Washington DC for the first time as Leader of the Labour Party, the relationship between progressives on both sides...

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The Chancellor Is Wrong and Disingenuous on Living Standards

(24) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (14:42)

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 13 February 2013 | (23:00)

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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