Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott Once Argued 'Mao Did More Good Than Harm'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott once made the case that Chairman Mao did more "good than harm" during a debate over who was the history's worst dictator. Back in Febr...

Two Months In, The New Way of Doing Politics Jeremy Corbyn Stands for Is Shifting the Political Landscape

Diane Abbott | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Two months on - and despite much media coverage being relentlessly anti-Jeremy - we can see that the new way of doing politics Jeremy stands for is starting to shift the political landscape in Britain, shaking the Government on key issues (most notably cuts to working families' tax credits) and bringing new support to the Labour Party.

After Two Labour MPs Dodge The Question, John McDonnell Tweets The Party Will Reverse Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Politics

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell this afternoon revealed Labour would reverse the Tory cuts to tax credits – despite two Shadow Cabinet members bein...

'I AM LABOUR I AM LABOUR! Get it?' Mike Gapes Is Mad As Hell With The Corbynistas

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MP Mike Gapes had clearly had his Weetabix this morning when he logged on to Twitter. The Ilford South MP, who has served in the Commons sin...

Diane Abbott Gets A Social Media Roasting After Brutal Radio 4 Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Diane Abbott has sparked uproar on social media after an interview on BBC's Today programme when she attempted to play down tensions in the shadow cab...

Diane Abbott Laughs Off 'Sad Answer' Jibe As She Struggles To Explain Labour's Economic U-Turn

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics

Labour’s economic policy confusion continued this morning as Shadow Cabinet Minister Diane Abbott laughed off trying to explain a u-turn on the part...

Labour MPs Hit Back At Diane Abbott Over 'Self-Indulgent' Criticism

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MPs have hit back at Diane Abbott, after the shadow international development secretary criticised party colleagues who were considering backin...

A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action

Jess Phillips | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

The truth is, I don't know what the hell to think. I don't want to drop bombs that kill innocent civilians. At the moment I can't see how more bombs upon bombs would help. But I also think sitting doing nothing is not an option either. I've spoken to Syrian constituents of mine who think the UK should take military action. I've also read accounts of Syrian children scared of the sky. For every action a perfect and equal opposite reaction. What galls me about this more than anything, is that my role in this, my vote, my shuffle through the lobby is so widely discussed and dissected in the media, by my party, by their party by people in the country and it is all still speculation. No vote has been called. No discussion has been had.

The Waugh Zone October 1 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday October 1, 2015... 1) NUCLEAR BUTTONHOLED That one word ‘No’ from Jeremy Corbyn...

The Waugh Zone September 29, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday September 29, 2015... 1) IT’S A KINDER MAGIC There’ll be no walk-on music from...

Jeremy Corbyn 'Looks Like He Doesn't Own An iPad'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn looks like someone who doesn't own an iPad, one focus group respondent has suggested. Deborah Mattinson, from research firm Britain T...

Ned Simons

Some Labour MPs Want To Bomb Syria To Damage Corbyn's Leadership, Says Diane Abbott

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has accused Labour MPs who backed Jeremy Corbyn's rivals of plotting to vote in favour of military action against Isis in Syria in order ...

Jeremy Corbyn Just Favourited A Rather Embarrassing #PigGate Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn -- or more likely the person who runs his official Twitter account -- has hurriedly undone a favourite of a tweet that unfavourably comp...

Labour MP Jess Phillips: I Told Diane Abbott To F*ck Off During Feminism Row

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MP Jess Phillips told Diane Abbott to “fuck off” during a heated row about a lack of women in the top shadow cabinet jobs, The Huffington P...

Andrew Neil Sparks Twitter Spat With Jeremy Corbyn And Diane Abbott Relationship Post

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

Journalist Andrew Neil has been criticised on social media for a posting a message about claims that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once had a relationsh...

Corbyn's Victory Has Changed Labour Beyond Recognition, and His Supporters Will Ensure its Oblivion

David Browne | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party was as unsurprising as it is likely to be destructive to the party for at least the next five years. Yet the dire prospects for the future of the Party stem from a far deeper rot than simply the policies of Mr. Corbyn himself; the conduct of his supporters betrays a disturbing intolerance that will only further split and discredit the Party.

Sadiq Khan Wins Labour Nomination For London Mayor Election

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn's chances of winning the Labour leadership soared today as Sadiq Khan defeated the Blairite Dame Tessa Jowell to win the party's London ...

The Tories Have Cut Your Standard of Living - Labour Needs to Improve It

Diane Abbott | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Boris Johnson has raised fares astronomically and Londoners now face some of the highest fares in the world. Zac Goldsmith is another Tory cut from the same cloth as Boris Johnson - a right-winger posing as a maverick. Like Boris Johnson, Goldsmith argues against cutting fares. Labour needs a mayor who offers a clear alternative.

Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet: Could Diane Abbott Be Shadow Home Secretary?

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK Politics

This piece was first published in August and has been updated after Corbyn's leadership win When the Labour leadership race began in June, Jeremy C...

Anti-Semite Row Shows Political Class Are 'Frozen With Fear' By Corbyn, Claims Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics

Allegations that Jeremy Corbyn is a “fellow traveller” with anti-Semites are the work of a political class “frozen with fear”, Diane Abbott cl...

Making London's Air Fit to Breathe

Diane Abbott | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

The fight to cut air pollution in London is literally a life and death matter. Some 9,500 Londoners die from air pollution every year - with the poorest parts of the capital worst hit by pollution. London has the highest levels of air pollution of any European capital. Air pollution affects all Londoners - from being in the dirtiest busiest thoroughfares like the Euston Road to the schools and workplaces we travel to daily. But it is London's poorest and most vulnerable that are affected most and that is simply unjust.

Diane for London - Standing Up Against Tory Austerity

Maryam Eslamdoust | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Maryam Eslamdoust

Coming together to see how we can effectively lead a political struggle against further cuts to our communities couldn't be more important - please support Diane and help her stop the Conservatives' social cleansing of our city.

London Can Show the World It Is a Land of Opportunity by Electing Its First BAME Mayor

Furqan Naeem | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Furqan Naeem

London is a young, diverse city, and Labour's selection process is the perfect opportunity for people from across all communities to have a say, and play a key role in selecting a candidate who best represents them.

Diane Abbott Leads Bitter Twitter Feud With Ex-Miliband Aide

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

London Mayoral hopeful Diane Abbott has launched a Twitter attack against one of Ed Miliband’s key aides for co-authoring a critical report. The ...

Diane Abbott Accuses This Unlikely Newspaper Of Anti-Corbyn Bias

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Left-wing stalwart Diane Abbott hit out at an unlikely target of right-wing media bias on Monday, accusing The Guardian of harbouring an unrelenting p...