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Yvette Cooper is shadow home secretary and minister for women and equalities

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Junior school to coal face, we can make a difference

Yvette Cooper, a former economics writer on The Independent, has just passed her first half year as an MP. She always knew that parliamentary politics would be a weird way to make a living. But does she still feel the battle to be elected was worth the trouble?

My brief encounters of a lasting kind on road to the House House election trail

Yvette Cooper, Independent journalist and prospective MP, describes her baptism of fire in pursuit of a seat

German boost for EMU

European finance ministers and central bankers are meeting in Noordwijk this weekend to discuss the future of the single currency after a quiet week for EMU speculation in the financial markets.

Italy's turn to make waves

COUNDOWN TO EMU 642 DAYS TO GO

British business `badly prepared' for introduction of euro

British business is badly prepared for a single currency, and could lose out as a result, irrespective of whether or not sterling is in the first wave, two reports warn today.

We might feel good, but so what?

When the economy is growing, we ought to like the government. Maybe, but not if disbelief and fatigue have set in

Loose talk creates a foretaste of turbulence

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Warning over EMU rates plan

The proposals being considered in Europe for managing the transition to a single currency leave the door open for speculators to destroy the whole project, according to a report by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Lira falters on talk of EMU delays

The sensitivity of the markets to any adverse news about EMU was exposed yesterday when the mark climbed to a four-month high against the lira following claims by Klaus Dieter Kuehbacher, a Bundesbank council member, that the introduction of the single currency may have to be delayed.

World-wide surge in state sell-offs to bring in $100bn

World-wide privatisation receipts could reach an-all time high of $100bn this year, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development released today.
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