Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott Accuses Ukip Of 'Sinking To Gutter' By Appealing To Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

Diane Abbott has launched a cutting attack on Ukip, accusing the party of "sinking to the gutter" by appealing to anti-immigrant fears to gain votes. ...

Terrorism and Citizenship

Diane Abbott | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

In the debate the Home Secretary claimed that the whole point of the measure to make it easier to remove certain people from the UK. However she was unable to explain how she was going to remove people whom she had rendered stateless and so would have no passport.

Cuts Show Cameron Is Creating a Victorian 'Two Nations'

Diane Abbott | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Never has George Osborne's hypocritical catch-line "we are all in this together" sounded more hollow than with the news that 10% of the poorest areas, including my own borough of Hackney, have been hit by cuts that average over 25% of their local authority budget. Meanwhile some of the wealthiest areas have not just avoided the cuts, but have seen their grants rise under this government.

Yes, Labour 'Got It Wrong' About Immigration, But Not in the Way Its Frontbenchers Seem to Think

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Enough with the apologies. Week after week, senior Labour figures queue up to express regret over the party's record on immigration... Give it a rest, folks. For a start, the mea culpas are unnecessary.

I Don't Need a Picture of Diane Abbott

Katie Hopkins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

Taxpayers ask a great deal of their MPs. We want them to fix their pot holes, resolve their planning disputes and somehow stop people parking where they shouldn't. We also want them to represent our views fairly in Parliament - no matter how divided those views maybe. The one thing we didn't ask for was a whacking great picture of them in case we forget their good deeds or looks.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Middle Class Miliband

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 14 January 2013... 1) MIDDLE CLASS MILIBAND Restoring the quality of life for middle class ...

Mark Duggan Inquest Shows We Need Better Relations Between Police and Community

Diane Abbott | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

But the anger about the death of Mark Duggan was never just about the man himself. It was about long standing issues between communities and the police. So anger about this week's verdict of "lawful killing" is about so much more than the technicalities of the case.

Uganda Passes Anti-Gay Law Which Will See Repeat 'Offenders' Jailed For Life

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Ugandan parliament on Friday passed an anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat “offenders” jailed for life. MP David Bahati was behin...

Ed Miliband Sacks Diane Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has been sacked from the Labour frontbenches by Ed Miliband, and is now urging the Labour leader to take a stronger line on immigration h...

Alastair Campbell: 'Incredibly Dangerous' Not To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

Alastair Campbell has warned it would be "hugely irresponsible and incredibly dangerous" if the world does not intervene in the conflict in Syria. ...

MPs Call For Free Vote On Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

British MPs from across the political spectrum called for a free vote on the looming intervention with Syria when Parliament is recalled. As David ...

Diane Abbott Hints At London Mayor Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has dropped a strong hint that she may run for mayor of London once Boris Johnson's second term ends in 2016. In an interview with Pro...

Health Ministers Spend £120,000 On Tea And Biscuits Since January

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics

Health ministers have come under fire after it was revealed their department spent over £100,000 on tea and biscuits in the last six months alone, as...

Looking Backwards Is Not the Way Forwards for Society and Masculinity

Kathryn Langston | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Langston

Both those on the left and those on the right of the political spectrum seem to agree that an emphasis on family is key to addressing numerous social problems, including the current 'crisis of masculinity'. But while the left see this as an opportunity to broadening the horizons of manhood, conservatives are grasping at outdated gender tropes.

'Mr Speaker, I Am In Love'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has raised eyebrows in Parliament by declaring his love for Labour left-winger Diane Abbott. The Education Secretary was fielding ques...

'Masculinity Defines Men, Rather Than the Reverse' - Why the 'Masculinity' Debate Is So Important

Natalie Gyte | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Gyte

The truth is that men, through socially defined 'masculinity', have always enjoyed a privileged relationship with social and economic power. Through history, the idea of 'manhood' has been centred in physical strength, toughness, earning, providing, and dominating, creating a paradigm in which we have been collectively socialised to the idea of 'masculinity' within every faculty of our psyche.

The Masculinity Debate Is Not One-Sided: You Just Aren't Listening

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

O'Sullivan writes about wanting a space where men feel comfortable to speak, and I can sympathise - feminism exists, in part, to give women the voice that they were so sorely lacking in mainstream society.

Cameron Isn't Redefining Marriage, He's Wrecking It

Mike Judge | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Judge

There can no longer be any doubt, this Bill wrecks marriage. Labour's amendment, scrawled on a dog-eared scrap of paper and hastily tabled in the Commons at the eleventh hour. The Bill to wreck marriage has social liberals giddy with delight.

Is Masculinity in Crisis?

Grainne Gillis | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grainne Gillis

The real issue here is that men are finally starting to be held accountable for their bad behaviour (as a gender) - and they don't like it. It is akin to children throwing their toys out of the pram, because they are asked to share them.

We Need to Talk About the Men

Carl Packman | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Packman

What does masculinity mean today? What does it mean to be a man? There are so many problems with this question. The real point of enquiry - given that gender is a construct! - should be this: who have we allowed to dictate to us what this void we call masculinity is? The answer: idiots.

Unemployment And 'Viagra Culture' Helping To Fuel 'Masculinity Crisis'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Britain is facing a crisis of masculinity, which celebrates heartlessness and normalises sexism and homophobia, amid growing unemployment and uncertai...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's Red Line

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 15 May... 1) DAVE'S RED LINE Today, the Commons speaker John Bercow will make a decision on whether...

Alcoholism Costing NHS More Each Year, Figures Suggest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people being admitted to hospital with liver problems as a result of alcoholism is rising dramatically, figures suggest. And the amou...

WATCH: Margaret Thatcher 'Not A Woman On My Terms', Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher was condemned for holding sections of society in "brutal contempt" on Wednesday, as Labour MPs attacked the legacy left behind by th...

Ed Miliband Calls For Crackdown On Low-Skill Immigration (VIDEO)

Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will call for minimum wage rules to be more strictly enforced today as a method of cracking down on low-skilled immigration, after the gov...