Diana Johnson

Putting Department Of Health In Charge Of Contaminated Blood Inquiry 'Akin To Asking South Yorkshire Police To Lead Hillsborough Probe'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Putting the Department of Health in charge of a planned inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal would be akin to putting South Yorkshire Police in...

Nurses And Teachers Should 'Automatically Get Pay Rises Like MPs Do'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

Public sector workers should be given pay rises in the same way that MPs do, ministers have been told. Labour has demanded the government lift its 1% ...

Department Of Health Cannot Be In Charge Of Contaminated Blood Inquiry, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics

The Department of Health must not be allowed to lead a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, a Labour MP has warned. Theresa May announc...

NHS Privatisation Could Cause Another Contaminated Blood Tragedy, Widow Warns

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics

A widow who unearthed vital information about the contaminated blood scandal after her husband died of HIV has warned the UK could face another traged...

We Need To Decriminalise Abortion In England And Wales

Diana Johnson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

all women everywhere Removing the counter-productive threat of criminal punishment against vulnerable women will help create an environment more conducive to reducing incidents of unplanned pregnancies and abortions - not least medically unsafe ones... In deciding how to cast their votes later today, MPs should consider all the countries that do not apply a criminal law to abortion. In states like Canada, parts of Australia, Sweden and Luxembourg decriminalisation has not led to any of the things its critics said it would. Even the United States has not been able to apply criminal penalties ever since a Supreme Court judgement in 1973. We need to repeal our 150-year-old laws criminalising abortion and focus on the evidence of what works in the modern context.

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 05.08.2017 | 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 ...