The press was filled with stories yesterday about the middle class ‘beating the downturn’. It’s a shame it didn’t happen, writes Matt Broomfield.
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The Welsh Conservatives are aping their colleagues in Westminster by calling for tax cuts for the very highest earners at a time when living standards are falling for the majority.
The coalition’s government’s welfare reforms will hit low-middle income families in Wales the hardest, according to a report produced for the Welsh government.
Ken Livingstone today vowed to “ease the squeeze” on Londoners, pledging to addressing the biggest the rising cost of living which is squeezing millions.
Policy Exchange’s David Skelton argues Labour and the Tories need to reconnect with the ordinary voter, and lays out policies which could make it happen.
The Daily Telegraph thinks the ‘squeezed middle’ begins at more than twice the ninetieth percentile of earners, writes Left Foot Forward’s Daniel Elton.
The president of YouGov, Peter Kellner, has argued that Labour party allusions to ‘middle Britain’ are “no longer useful” for developing a political strategy.