Yvette Cooper plans legal powers to stop girls at risk of FGM travelling

Yvette Cooper plans legal powers to stop girls at risk of FGM travelling Shadow home secretary says Labour plans protection orders letting civil courts intervene to prevent female genital mutilation.
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Scottish independence – plans to loosen immigration controls ‘need debate’

Scottish independence – plans to loosen immigration controls ‘need debate’ Yvette Cooper questions Alex Salmond’s proposal to pursue a more liberal policy to offset a predicted pensions deficit because of Scotland’s ageing population.
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NSA files: Labour wants PM’s role in destruction of leaked files investigated

NSA files: Labour wants PM’s role in destruction of leaked files investigated Yvette Cooper says parliament’s intelligence watchdog should investigate after cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood reportedly asked the Guardian to destroy or surrender the files.
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Labour warns of hidden ‘mummy tax’ in benefits plan

Government criticised for autumn statement plans to impose three-year squeeze on range of benefitsLabour accused the government of imposing a “strivers’ tax” and a “mummy tax” on Thursday as it criticised government plans to impose a three-year squeeze on a range of benefits aimed at both those in and out of work.In the autumn statement […]
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Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls, data shows

Home Office figures obtained under FoI requests prompt fresh demands for strategy to deal with ‘hidden crime’One in 10 emergency calls to police are categorised as domestic violence related, rising in some areas to a fifth of all 999 alerts.The figures, obtained following freedom of information requests, have prompted fresh demands for a long-term strategy […]
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