Yvette Cooper

Osborne and Cooper’s knockabout

13 September 2010 17:02

Far more heat than light generated by this afternoon’s urgent question on welfare spending – but a telling spectacle nonetheless.…

What to do with the defeated?

13 August 2010 14:49

One of the challenges facing the next Labour leader will be what to do with Ed Balls. Balls, as he…

War of words

28 June 2010 11:31

Yvette Cooper has condemned IDS’ ‘nasty’ rhetoric this morning and claimed that the government’s proposals are about ideological cuts, not…

Re-invigorating retirement

24 June 2010 13:46

The retirement age must rise, timing is the sole contention. Yvette Cooper asserts that the coalition’s acceleration of the planned…

The worries behind falling unemployment

20 January 2010 11:15

Expect Labour to make much of today’s employment figures, which show that unemployment fell by 7,000 in the three months…

The Ed Balls approach to fiscal management

13 December 2009 10:28

Considering the fiscal crisis we face, this revelation in Andrew Rawnsley’s column is particularly dispiriting: “[Gordon Brown] has been egged…

Why the Reshuffle is Not the Solution

10 June 2009 22:54

As I wandered through parliament on Monday evening I bumped into a former minister who had just come out of…

Here’s the Latest From Your Neo-Con Socialist

22 February 2009 12:30

I was always shocked by the level of vitriol among New Statesman and Guardian readers when a writer stepped away…

The Adrian Mole Generation Should Step up to the Plate

20 February 2009 0:12

It’s perhaps a step too far to mix a reference from a popular work of 1980s satirical fiction with a phrase…