This is a definite step in the right direction reminding everyone what life was like under the Tories pre-1997. But as I have just posted the Tories have already got wise to this and have Boris backing the London living wage - introduced by former Labour Mayor Ken Livingstone. Labour has to trump this pdq. It will take more than a radical Autumn statement to shift public opinion. We have got to have a vigorous campaign on the ground for a living WAGE with Labour-controlled councils leading the way and every Tory and Lib-Dem controlled council under siege, and a living INCOME for everyone on low and middle incomes for whatever reason - retirement, unemployment, disability, caring or incapacity.