Born in 1940, Stuart Holland studied and taught history and political theory at Oxford, then became an adviser to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson on European affairs and in 1967 gained the consent of Charles De Gaulle for a 2nd British application to join the European Community on the basis of a confederal Europe, mutual currency support and a European Technology Community.
Resigning from no. 10 when Wilson did not follow this through, he finished an economics doctorate at Oxford and taught at Sussex University. From 1979 to 1989 he was a Labour Member of Parliament and then worked with Jacques Delors on EU policies for economic and social cohesion, including the recommendation of Eurobonds as a solution to the Eurozone crisis on the model of the Roosevelt New Deal.
He has published papers and books on economic theory, social and political theory, public enterprise, planning, regional policy, economic integration, international development and global economic governance.