Diane Abbott

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...

We Must Oppose and Defeat This Latest Assault on Trade Union Rights

Diane Abbott | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

The Labour party was created as the parliamentary voice of the labour movement and it is our duty to stand up for the rights and living standards of working people. Alongside campaigning to end austerity, opposing and defeating this latest attack on the unions must now be a touchstone issue for us all.

We Must Ensure That Young Voices Are Heard and Valued in Shaping London's Future

Diane Abbott | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Diane Abbott

I believe that London is the greatest city in the world but it is beset by the mortal threat of deepening inequality. I wholeheartedly agree that if London is to continue to thrive we must deliver change to ensure the city functions for all, not just a privileged few. I know I can be the mayor to deliver that change.

Why Diane Abbott Should Be Mayor of London

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Ntumy

As the cost of living in London soars, and property prices keep going up, rents keep going up and the current Mayor's failure to tackle pollution in the capital - the candidate we need and the next Mayor of London should be Diane Abbott.

Labour Needs to Pick a Winner for London Mayor - and Get Past Ed and Zac

Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Graeme Demianyk

The mayoral contest is bigger than London for Labour, and there are parallels to the Conservative Party when they were in their uppers. Boris Johnson's defeat of Ken Livingstone in 2008 was vital to show the Tories could win again.

Ned Simons

Blairite 'Ghouls' Must Not Take Over Labour, Says Diane Abbott

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has warned that Blairite New Labour "ghouls" must not be allowed to take over the party. The Hackney MP, who is standing to be Labour'...

London: The Next Political Battleground

David Robinson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

The after shock from the general election is still rumbling round the British Labour Party. Prophets of doom variously predict 10 or maybe 15 years of opposition and some even suggest that the party will never recover. Others have begun the post-mortem and taken the first steps towards rebuilding with the start of the national leadership contest.

Scottish Labour MPs Aren't Happy With Abbott After Mansion Tax Row

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics

Scottish Labour MPs have slapped down their party colleague Diane Abbott after she accused Jim Murphy of trying to "expropriate money from London to w...

Diane Abbott And Jim Murphy In Labour Civil War Over Mansion Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

The 2015 general election is underway but today Labour decided to have a mini-civil war rather than focus on the Conservatives. Veteran Labour MP D...