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Cooper note caught on camera

Work and Pensions secretary Yvette Cooper was caught making comments about journalists to Liam Byrne

Cooper was caught making the comments when her friendly and jocular note to minister Liam Byrne was caught by the camera.

Cooper, who was surprised to see only "second division" television and newspaper journalists in a press conference wrote a note to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, saying "It's clearly second division today -- presumably that's why we're allowed to do this?"

Liam, referring to the small group of youthful journalists present, wrote back saying: "Sort of like being allowed to play in the sand pit."