Is Yvette Cooper deliberately misleading people about nationalisation?


Keep your mouth shut, Yvette – otherwise you might end up with your foot in it!

Reading former Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper’s words, it is easy to wonder whether she’s living on the same planet as the rest of us.

Her claim that nationalisation doesn’t help people trying to build an app, or older people in temporary jobs, is completely misleading.

Of course it does; but the comparison is jarring because these are not matters that are often considered together.

A nationalised power company eliminates the profit motive, meaning lower bills. This would help a young person building a new app, who would use power in its development, and it would help older workers who are struggling to make ends meet.


The substantive issue is: Why is Yvette Cooper effectively speaking in praise of wasteful privatisation?

Labour risks offering voters “yesterday’s solutions for tomorrow’s problems” and must move beyond policies such as renationalisation if it wants to support workers in the modern economy, a senior MP is set to say.

“Things like nationalising power companies don’t do anything to help young people trying to build a new app or older workers stuck in precarious temporary work,” she will say.

Source: Labour must move beyond policies such as renationalisation, says Yvette Cooper | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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15 thoughts on “Is Yvette Cooper deliberately misleading people about nationalisation?

  1. Ste

    Surely the headline should read….

    Is Yvette Cooper deliberately misleading people about her political allegiance.

    Which part of being a labour MP does she refuse to understand?

  2. Neil Shaplin

    Eh, it’s not like she’s relevant anymore; third in the leadership election (but at least she beat Liz Kendall), no front-bench post… she’s letting her tongue flap a bit in an effort to remind folks she still exists. Ignore.

  3. jeffrey davies

    Yvette Cooper blairs baby please cross the floor but if nationalised companys would bring more jobs without doubt her words of tory wisdom once again shows that she has no place in labour jeff3

  4. Roland Laycock

    She is in the wrong party people like her could be dangerous to the party the media will lap up the rubbish she is pumping out

  5. John

    Of all the people I don’t trust in the party, I’d put Cooper at the top of the list. I don’t think for a moment that she’s ‘forgiven’ Corbyn for failing in the leadership election, and I think (although you could argue this for other Labour MPs) she’s got a metaphorical knife behind her back, ready to ‘stab’ Corbyn whenever a ‘suitable’ chance arises. Not to mention the famous attack on him in the Sky debate last year. I just don’t have a good feeling about her at all.

  6. Joe Paglia

    As a retired software engineer, I can say with experience, that you can be a socialist and “build an App” you silly out of touch fool Cooper!

  7. shelley hutchings

    She is a waste of space. During the Labour leadership campaign I received a letter from her office – a pile of waffle that covertly stated ‘We have looked at your social media profiles and we have decided you are intending to vote for Jeremy Corbyn. If you do this you are helping the Tories and stopping me from helping poor children etc bla bla…Binned the letter. If she’d said anything about her own policies would have thought about it. Just before I voted for Jeremy Corbyn I read an article by her telling everyone not to vote for Andy Burnham, so hay ho gave him second preference. That letter from her office made my skin crawl. Nauseating woman…

  8. John Gaines

    She can join Hubby on the exit list, is that what is called getting rid of two Ball-ups with a single App.

  9. Colin Wilkes

    Cooper fails to give any cognisance to the history of ARM one of the worlds big 3 semiconductor software designers. The origins of this company go back to the days of Harold Wilson’s ” White Heat of the Technology revolution” back in the late 1960’s- early 70’s. The UK had a very successful industry in the specialised micro processor industry which was a Nationalised company. It was so good that Thatcher had it amongst her first to privatise industries and ensure millions flowed to her Tory friends and family.

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