Diana Johnson

Since Labour Tried To Improve School Sex Education In 2010, Arguments In Favour Have Only Become Stronger

Diana Johnson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

If there was ever a time for the Government to reconsider their opposition to statutory SRE, it is now. That is why, later today, I will lead a Parliamentary debate calling on the Government to finally make SRE a statutory requirement in all state-funded schools - including academies, free schools and any new grammar schools which they set up.

Drumbeats and Transcripts: Labour Needs to Stop Undermining Corbyn and Start Training Fire on a Feckless Government

Karl Davis | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

Having been forced to suffer the debate between pro and anti Corbyn campaigners, and found myself summarising the content into an exchange between two imaginary people, Tom being in favour of Corbyn, and Jennifer being firmly against. If it were recorded as a transcript, it would have read something like this:

Labour's Next Leader Will Undoubtedly Play a Key Role in the Fortunes of the LGBT Movement

Diana Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

We've come so far and yet there is some way to go. Labour's next leader will undoubtedly play a key role in the fortunes of the LGBT movement in this country and others. That is why as a party we have an obligation to scrutinise the records of those running for leader. I have, and that's why I'm backing Yvette.

Theresa May Needs to Swallow Her Pride and Work With Us to Get Terrorism Powers That Work

Diana Johnson | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

Today marks one year since Ibrahim Magag - one of the UK's most closely monitored terrorist suspects - absconded from his Terrorism Prevention Order (TPIM). While Londoners were busy heading to the sales, Magag simply jumped into a black cab, never to be seen again. A year on, we are no closer to knowing where he is or how he was able to abscond.

If We Are to Learn the Lessons From Lambeth, We Need a Slavery Bill Which Puts Victims Front and Centre

Diana Johnson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

The truth is that this case, though extreme, is far from isolated. Modern day slavery is on the rise. Human beings - especially women and children - are being trafficked into and within the UK to work as labourers, domestic servants, prostitutes, cannabis farmers, forced beggars and a range of other jobs.

The Questions the Home Secretary Must Answer on TPIM Failures

Diana Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

This week Theresa May was forced to come to the Commons and tell MPs that suspected terrorist Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed had absconded from his TPIM order, his whereabouts now unknown. When asked any questions about this though it is not answers the Home Secretary provides but many many more questions get raised.

Ned Simons

MPs Asked To Force Church Of England To Accept Women Bishops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

MPs will be asked to support a move to force the Church of England to allow women Bishops, following the controversial decision last year to block the...

Ned Simons

Should Bishops Be Banned From The House Of Lords?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Politics

MPs and campaigners have called for bishops to be thrown out of the House of Lords after the Church of England voted to retain the ban on women being ...