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Yvette Cooper described as “chilling” the findings of Mark Ellison’s review into the police investigation of Stephen Lawrence’s murder. “The review’s findings are chilling and no family should have to wait 21 years for truth and justice,... Continue to article
Labour press release Commenting after a Plaid Cymru MP attacked Wales rugby Captain, Sam Warburton, for saying that he feels British, as well as Welsh, Shadow Welsh Secretary, Owen Smith, MP, said: "I commend Sam Warburton for simply te... Continue to article
If politics was science, you would call Wales the ‘control’ group, for public service reform Continue to article
* Wales * Devolution * Police * Youth justice Steven Morris theguardian.com © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to... Continue to article
What gets the Party's MPs angry isn't the suffering of patients, but threats to a system in which they have a vested interest. Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron chairs a National Security Council meeting on Ukraine (15.00) Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg meets the EU digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes Business secretary Vince Cable speaks at the National Un... Continue to article
Labour press release Dear Theresa, I am writing to offer cross-party discussions so that we can go ahead with reforms to stop and search without delay. I am concerned about the reports in the media suggesting that change is being ‘bloc... Continue to article
It is a huge pleasure to be here with you tonight. And to be giving the Hugo Young Lecture. Hugo Young was a figure of great decency and integrity. He wrote beautifully and insightfully and gave journalism a good name. As Alan R... Continue to article
Theresa May has confirmed the Government will accept some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees into the UK. In a statement to the House of Commons, the Home Secretary said the relocation programme would produce a “genuine benefit to s... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said he was “delighted” that the Government had decided to accept a number of vulnerable Syrian refugees into the UK. “I don’t think we were being dictated to. We were being asked by the United Nations, which has spe... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper welcomed the Government’s decision to allow some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to come to Britain, but questioned why it had not yet signed up to the UN’s own programme. “We have been calling for this for some time... Continue to article
Wording of Labour's motion on accepting Syrian refugees: Edward Miliband Yvette Cooper Angus Roberton Alasdair McDonnell Elfyn Llwyd Caroline Lucas Jim Murphy That this House welcomes the Government’s £600 milli... Continue to article
Writing for PoliticsHome as the transitional controls on Romanian and Bulgarian immigration come to an end, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper criticises the 'alarm rather than reassuring' action taken by the Government. We need a calm... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper called for additional safeguards for children to be included in the Government's Modern Slavery Bill. “There is cross-party support for a modern slavery bill; it is a horrible crime which has no place in the 21st century. B... Continue to article
If anyone has a video of Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper singing My Love at the PLP Xmas party......A duet to die for.
Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, has declared "David Cameron must not backtrack on equal marriage."
Yvette Cooper has hit out at the Government’s cuts to the police budget, warning they are having a “disproportionate” impact on female victims of domestic violence.
In an exclusive interview with The House magazine, the Shadow Home Secretary cites evidence from an upcoming report on women’s services which suggests women’s refuges have been cut by 31%: “That’s disproportionate. They are facing higher cuts than other services.”
Yvette Cooper has ended Labour's opposition to elected police and crime commissioners, saying party candidates will "make the best of a bad job" and represent communities. The Shadow Home Secretary said Labour candidates would stand on a platform of fighting cuts.
Labour has put pressure on the Government to take action after the report into the cause of last summer’s riots said poor education and lack of opportunity for young people were partially to blame for the violence.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the Government’s response had been “very limited” and called for a “much more comprehensive” response.
On the Today programme this morning the chair of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel, Darra Singh, said there was a group in society that needed "intensive intervention" and that it was important not to "paper over the cracks".
David Cameron has paid tribute to David Rathband, the policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat, after the officer was found dead aged 44.
The PM said: “For charities and for other injured police officers and for families who had lost police officers in the line of duty, he was a very, very brave man and I’m extremely sad about what’s happened today.”
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said PC Rathband had shown “extraordinary bravery and determination” and said her thoughts were with his family. Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with PC Rathband's death.
Police forces across the country face a £500m budget gap, equivalent to thousands of officers being lost.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the figures - obtained from police forces and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary - proved the Government's cuts went "too far, too fast". She called on the Coalition to "urgently change course and stop undermining the fight against crime".
Speaking this morning on the Andrew Marr Show, Ms Cooper also said the Government's policing reforms were in "chaos and confusion".
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