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

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Karl Marx comes back - in an anorak

The information revolution may deliver the classless society Marx wanted, says Yvette Cooper

Low-paid lose as temps create new wealth gap

The dole queue is getting shorter, and new jobs are being created all the time. Great news for some, but unfortunately the new jobs created, and the new employment prospects people face are deeply divided.

Was Marx right after all? Maybe, but not in a way he could have imagined

Technological change may spawn a bleak new underclass or it could finally smash the class system, argues Yvette Cooper

Was Marx right after all? Maybe, but not in a way he could have imagined

Technological change may spawn a bleak new underclass or it could finally smash the class system, argues Yvette Cooper

Tired of all this miserable ME stuff

The cynics call it yuppie flu, the long-term sufferers peddle doom and gloom. But you can have chronic fatigue syndrome and recover to see it as a normal illness

Tired of all this miserable ME stuff

The cynics call it yuppie flu, the long-term sufferers peddle doom and gloom. But you can have chronic fatigue syndrome and recover to see it as a normal illness

Ethics and economics embrace

Yvette Cooper watches the parties try to seize the moral high ground

Capital scam that voters won't forget

With the state coffers pounds 150bn in the red, the Tories may live to regret their ideology of neglect, argues Yvette Cooper

Poor way to tackle poverty

Yvette Cooper explains why US plans to slash benefits will not help people into jobs

Middle-class kids rule, OK

Brains and effort have replaced old class ties, says a new study. But Yvette Cooper is not convinced that we are a meritocracy yet
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