Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper fails to practise what she preaches

19 April 2017 16:06

Yvette Cooper was the surprise star of PMQs today after she made the Prime Minister squirm with a stinging question…

Yvette Cooper provides the real opposition at PMQs

19 April 2017 14:44

After Theresa May performed an election U-turn on Monday and called for a snap election, today’s PMQs saw competing parties draw out…

Will Yvette Cooper put her money where her mouth is on refugee accommodation?

31 January 2017 12:07

As the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Yvette Cooper is in the news today with a call for…

Amber Rudd gets a rough ride at the despatch box – thanks to Boris

5 December 2016 16:26

Over the weekend, Boris Johnson managed to plunge himself into another Cabinet row by announcing on Peston on Sunday that he thinks…

Labour moderates return to the frontline

19 October 2016 17:44

Although Jeremy Corbyn has managed to tempt some MPs who resigned from his shadow cabinet back to the frontbench, there are…

It’s been a year, Nicola Sturgeon. Where are your refugees?

24 August 2016 9:00

This time last year, as images of refugees fleeing Syria dominated the news, a host of charitable figures offered to do their bit…

So Yvette Cooper, where are your refugees?

3 August 2016 11:15

Yesterday the Home Office won its appeal against a landmark ruling that allowed four Syrian refugees living in the main camp…

Did Zac Goldsmith pick up some tips on tackling extremism from Yvette Cooper?

19 April 2016 10:58

During last night’s BBC mayoral debate, Zac Goldsmith was asked whether he had run a racist campaign against Sadiq Khan —…

It’s been six months, Nicola Sturgeon. Where are your refugees?

8 March 2016 18:28

This week Yvette Cooper was taken to task by Nick Ferrari on LBC over her refugee pledge. Although the former Labour…

Listen: Nick Ferrari asks a squirming Yvette Cooper if she has taken Syrian refugees into her home

8 March 2016 10:53

Last year a host of celebrities and politicians alike slammed the government for their handling of the refugee crisis. As…

Today in audio: Monday 25th January

25 January 2016 16:31

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, in the first of…

Why Corbyn’s Quantitive Easing for the People would be disastrous for the economy

17 September 2015 10:29

‘Quantitative Easing for the People’ is one of the cornerstones of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership platform. The basic idea is simple:…

Bevanite Ellie makes a comeback for Camp Cooper

8 September 2015 13:08

In 2010 a young Labour blogger by the name of Ellie Gellard introduced Gordon Brown at Labour’s manifesto launch. Unfortunately…

Mitchell and Cooper present two different paths on dealing with Syria

7 September 2015 9:58

It’s back to school day in Westminster and one of the first items on the agenda will be David Cameron’s…

Corbyn and the austerity argument

4 September 2015 14:33

Until recently, the Tory leadership has been reluctant to plan how they would respond to a Corbyn-led Labour party. They…

Yvette Cooper responds to Charles Moore over wardrobe comments

3 September 2015 9:51

Charles Moore recently wrote in his Spectator Notes that a candidate’s looks matter in leadership elections. While discussing the Labour leadership hopefuls,…

Andy and Yvette — a tale of two ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ strategies

1 September 2015 17:13

Who has the best chance of beating Jeremy Corbyn: Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper? The Burnham and Cooper camps are…

Yvette Cooper attacks ‘cowardly’ government and says Britain should take 10,000 refugees

1 September 2015 11:46

Yvette Cooper has just given a rather fine, bold speech on the refugee crisis. Some reading will disagree with her…

Harriet Harman: we are not purging Corbyn supporters

25 August 2015 15:05

The summit on the integrity of the Labour leadership contest is over and interim leader Harriet Harman described it as a ‘routine’…

Gordon Brown appoints Yvette Cooper as his political heir

24 August 2015 17:39

Gordon Brown has announced he is backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership contest. In a statement on his website, the…

Do Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall look like leaders?

23 August 2015 10:00

A hidden reason for Mrs Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of older Tory backbenchers fancied her. She was…

Burnham campaign raises entryism concern — but deny any legal challenge

21 August 2015 15:40

Whoever wins the Labour leadership contest, questions will be raised about how it has been run. If Corbyn loses, his supporters…

Could Burnham or Cooper stand again in the next Labour leadership contest?

20 August 2015 17:12

Does it matter who comes second in the Labour leadership contest? According to the polls and bookies, Andy Burnham is…

Yvette Cooper: I won’t be challenging Labour leadership result

20 August 2015 14:17

It was Yvette Cooper’s turn to do a Q&A session on the World at One today and it was a pretty dry…

Andy Burnham: it’s not ‘three against one’ with Jeremy Corbyn

18 August 2015 9:12

The Labour leadership race is rapidly turning sour. None of the warnings from party grandees are denting Jeremy Corbyn’s support, so talk…