Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper is Shadow Home Secretary and Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford

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The families we choose to forget

John Major has little time for low-income mums and dads, says Yvette Cooper

Thank goodness for middle-class angst over jobs

Forget those temporary contracts for computer analysts or market researchers, and consider instead the security guards, the shop assistants

Who would be a politician's wife in 1997?

Political partners are trapped by voters' prejudice, media hypocrisy and marital commitment

Britain's brilliant career in the services sector proves a myth

Employment growth can't explain away the productivity gap. Since 1979 we have had one of the slowest job creation rates in Europe

Hit-and-run attack on the public

The Law Commission wants people to pay for the risks they take. Fine, says Yvette Cooper - but who would really benefit?

An idiot's guide to monetary union

To join or not to join? Yvette Cooper weighs up the pros and cons

The disease that makes everyone an expert

In the absence of a known cause for chronic fatigue syndrome, the illness has become an arena for our fears and anxieties - get CFS and you are labelled a failure

Bank to push for another interest rate rise

Eddie George, Governor of the Bank of England, yesterday gave another veiled warning that the Treasury remained too complacent about the chances of rising inflation in the next couple of years. He indicated that the Bank would soon push for a further increase in interest rates.

Budget Special: Red Book details give lie to Chancellor's optimism

THE ECONOMY: Economic forecasts

Higher tax? We might be lying

The Chancellor has a tough job on Tuesday gauging voters' genuine feelings about taxes and public spending, writes Yvette Cooper
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