Yvette Cooper with Ed Miliband – Never Mind the Crisis, Let’s Talk About Women’s Rights!
Today brings more evidence that Labour are not yet fit to govern (as if we needed it).
Here we are, with a huge and growing national debt, with a stonking budget deficit and with public spending continuing to rise despite half-hearted attempts by the Coalition government to cut it.
Here we are, with the Eurozone facing collapse, with Britain facing multi-billion pound bills to bail out Eurozone countries via the IMF, and with the European banking system threatened by unsustainable national deficits across Europe.
Here we are with the United States too, our biggest and best ally, confronting huge debts and threats to its global power, and with newly powerful global players like China and India demanding their place at the top table.
Here we are with a tottering education system, with a sclerotic and inefficient health service and with a creaking transport system, and with the Tories daily sinking into a morass of tactical political spin in place of any vision for the country’s future.
And here’s the best ground that Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary (and wife of the Shadow Chancellor), could find on which to attack the Tories:
[Our] House of Commons Library research shows clearly that once again the chancellor’s plans hit women more than twice as hard as men.
(And by the way, their figures are just spin anyway, as the government duly pointed out.)