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David Cameron still has a "blind spot" about women's lives, Yvette Cooper has claimed.
The Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne have used Equal Pay Day to insist the Government work to close the wage gap. Ms Cooper said the disparity was "both unfair and a waste of women's talents."
The comments came as Home Secretary Theresa May outlined the Government's new approach to women and the economy. She unveiled a £2m package of measures which will lead to 5,000 volunteer mentors being trained to provide role models to female entrepreneurs.
However, a report released today by the Fawcett Society has said the Coalition's austerity programme is the worst attack on women's rights "in living memory".
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