Yvette Cooper

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

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Economics: Wealth: a danger to health

Will the demands of the affluent undermine the health service? Yvette Cooper investigates

Minimum wage, maximum delusion

The idea that it would always cost jobs must be ditched. Employment could actually rise, says Yvette Cooper

Phone monopolies are slowing down progress on the Internet

If you hit the big one, and find the new piece of software that will take over the market, the rewards are phenomenal

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
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