Diane Abbott

Most Of Labour's Popularity Is Thanks To Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Labour could be “languishing in single digits in polls” without Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott has said. The party is polling far behind the Tories a...

Abbott Criticised For 'Disgraceful' Brexit Racism Claims During Question Time

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

Diane Abbott has been accused of calling Brexiteers “racist” after she linked the UK’s exit from the European Union to a rise in race hate on BB...

Bulldozing The Calais 'Jungle' Did Not Solve The Challenge Of Migrants On The Move - It Merely Displaced It

Diane Abbott | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Child refugees have been emphatically failed by the British government. Wanting to help children is a worthy impulse. But in the end we have to engage with, both the children and, their families. Waves of migrants are moving across Western Europe driven by war and famine. So far European governments have tried to deal with the problem with barbed wire, walls, bulldozing encampments and criminalising the migrants themselves. There has to be a better and more sustainable response. We need much more genuine co-operation between European governments, whether they are in Schengen or not. Sadly, with Britain leaving the EU, better co-operation seems further away than ever.

Diane Abbott Says Jeremy Corbyn's Poll Numbers Should Be Looked At In 'Six Months'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has said people should judge how Jeremy Corbyn is performing by looking at the polls in “six months” time. The shadow home secretary ...

Santander Work Contract Depressingly Logical 'New Low' After Zero-Hours Furore

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK

Santander has been criticised for using employment contracts which guarantee staff just 12 hours work a year. The Spanish-owned banking giant employs ...

‘Beware Of Jews’ Sign Revealed To Actually Be An Art Project

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

A road sign appearing to warn people to ‘Beware of Jews’ was actually an art project, the creator has claimed, while expressing his “regret”. ...

'Beware Of Jews' Sign Erected Near London Synagogue Sparks Police Investigation

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

Police have launched an investigation into a ‘Beware of Jews’ sign that appeared on a lamppost near a North London synagogue. The sign depicts a m...

Ministers Accused Of 'Hiding' Details Of £1m Compensation Deal With Jamal al-Harith

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers have been accused of “hiding” and unnecessarily refusing to answer questions about whether or not and when a former British Guantanamo B...

If The Tories Are Serious About Money Laundering, They Aren't Showing It

Diane Abbott | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Without hyperbole, this really would be a threat to our way of life, replacing the current inadequate system of financial regulation and beleaguered public services with a Wild West of low regulation, low taxation, minimal public services and no questions asked for international finance. Labour will tackle this cancer, even if the Tories won't.

In Defence Of Diane Abbott

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

Like so many Black women, it's rarely her performance, but her personhood, which is attacked. For 30 years Diane Abbott has endured misogynoir and unwarranted abuse from all corners. It's time her political opponents to start criticising her record and stances, not her race and sex.

Sunday Show Round-Up: Diane Abbott, Peter Mandelson And Liz Truss

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Ahead of the Article 50 Notification Bill being debated in the Lords this week, Peter Mandelson took to the Andrew Marr Show to r...

Diane Abbott Reveals True Extent Of Racial And Misogynistic Abuse As She Calls For Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics

Warning: This article contains strong language .@HackneyAbbott says the level of abuse she is receiving on an "almost daily" basis has forced her to ...

The Waugh Zone February 15, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, February 15… 1) HILLSBOROUGH INQUIRIES UKIP leader Paul Nuttall certainly took a gamble in stan...

Corbyn Allies To Tour Brexit Towns To Fight Ukip Threat

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott, John McDonnell and Clive Lewis plan to tour Brexit-voting cities with the pro-Jeremy Corbyn campaign group Momentum in an attempt to fig...

David Davis Branded A 'Vile, Sexist Man' Over Diane Abbott Text Exchange

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK

Jess Phillips has branded Brexit secretary David Davis a “vile, sexist man” following revelations he sent disparaging text messages about Diane Ab...

Diane Abbott Told David Davis 'To F*ck Off' After Brexit Bill Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott told Cabinet minister David Davis to “fuck off” after he congratulated her following the historic Commons vote backing Brexit, HuffPo...

Diane Abbott Explains Why She Voted For Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has defended her decision to vote in favour of triggering Article 50, claiming that to try and block Brexit would have been a “blow to ...

The Waugh Zone February 9, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, February 9… 1) THE FINAL COUNTDOWN For the Eurosceptics, joy it was to be alive in Westminster l...

Corbyn 'Confident' Abbott Won't Quit Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is “confident” that key Shadow Cabinet ministers Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis will not quit his top team over Brexit, his allies hav...

The Waugh Zone February 8, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, February 8… 1) SUCKER PUNCH It’s the last PMQs before the half-term recess and Theresa May wi...

Corbyn Orders All Labour MPs To Back Brexit Bill

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is facing the prospect of fresh Shadow Cabinet resignations after the party agreed to order all Labour MPs to back the Government’s Br...

Diane Abbott Under Fire From Labour MPs Over Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott’s political future hangs in the balance after Labour MPs were warned they will be expected to back the Government...

'Diane Abbott Has Brexit Flu': Key Moments From The Sunday Shows

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics

Emily Thornberry, John McDonnell and Gavin Barwell took to the airwaves today to discuss Brexit, Labour’s electoral prospects and housing. Here are ...

Emily Thornberry: I Haven't Spoken To Diane Abbott Since She Abstained On Brexit Bill

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary today revealed she hasn’t spoken to Diane Abbott since her frontbench colleague abstained on a key Brexit vote. ...

The Waugh Zone February 3, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, February 3… 1) A BRIDGE TOO FAR? Theresa May joins her EU colleagues in Malta today for a quick si...