Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott Takes A Gleeful Swipe At Theresa May As She Claims Whopping Majority

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

A “humbled” Diane Abbott has expressed her joy at winning her seat by more than 35,000 votes - a majority almost as big as Theresa May’s entire ...

The Majesty Of Lady Di: The People Of Hackney's Princess

Sophie Duker | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Duker

It may be too soon to celebrate for the state of the country. But in the meantime? To celebrate hope, Hackney, and Diane Abbott? Imma go run rapturously through fields of wheat.

Stop Hounding Diane Abbott - She Is The Home Secretary We Need

Ava Vidal | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ava Vidal

It is no wonder that Diane is a target. Her record on justice and equality from cuts, to racism, to anti-war campaigning, LGBT, women's rights will be remembered as she was promoting these positions long before they were popular. The choice in this election is between two visions of a society that is to come.

George Osborne Slammed For Standard's 'Despicable' Diane Abbott Cartoon

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

George Osborne has been criticised for promoting a cartoon depicting Labour candidate Diane Abbott refusing to attend an anti-terror meeting as Home S...

Theresa May Wishes Diane Abbott A 'Speedy Recovery' On Her Final Day Of Campaigning

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May today wished Diane Abbott a “speedy recovery” as she embarked on her final days campaigning in the General Election. The Prime Ministe...

A Foreign Policy Unfit For The Fringes

David Browne | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Browne

That every indication suggests Corbyn's leadership team would not continue it in the face of another Gadaffi, or the ticking time-bomb of the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslim population, renders them unfit for office.

The Waugh Zone June 7, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. HUMAN WRONGS Theresa May is ending this election campaign as she began it, facing accusations of yet another U-turn. Having changed her mind abou...

Diane Abbott Replaced As Shadow Home Secretary 'For Period Of Her Ill Health'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has been temporarily replaced by Lyn Brown as Labour’s shadow home secretary “for the period of her ill health”, Jeremy Corbyn has ...

Image Of ‘Unwell’ Diane Abbott At Tube Can’t Save Tories From Woman’s Hour Hypocrisy Claims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Diane Abbott was criticised for pulling out of an appearance on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour programme on Tuesday as a photo emerged of her standing at ...

Emily Thornberry Pulls Pension Pledge Out Of Her Bag During Live Interview

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Labour’s Emily Thornberry pulled a pledge on state pension inequality quite literally out of her handbag in a live radio debate on Tuesday, after st...

The Waugh Zone Tuesday June 6, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. NEIGHBOURHOOD BOTCH The police erected 3ft concrete barriers on Westminster, Waterloo and Lambeth bridges yesterday to prevent what Scotland Yard...

Diane Abbott's Latest Car Crash Interview Could Be Most Painful To Watch Yet

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott was left struggling for words when probed by Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan over a major report on ...

QT Audience Member Reminds PM Why It's Rather Awkward To Mock Diane Abbott's Number Gaffes

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK

While Diane Abbott has been pilloried for a number of interviews in which she has struggled with figures, one Question Time audience member reminded T...

Sunday Show Round-Up: Diane Abbott's Splendid Afro and Sophy Ridge's Labia Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show The fall-out from the Manchester attack dominated the Sunday shows, and kicking it off on Marr, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood hi...

Diane Abbott: My Splendid Afro Has Gone And So Have My Views On The IRA

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Politics

Andrew presses @HackneyAbbott on whether she regrets supporting the IRA #marr pic.twitter.com/6ebiCgsqeZ— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) May 28, 2...

The Most Bizarre Moment Of The General Election So Far - As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

It’s now less than a month until the UK goes to the polls - and the General Election campaign has already provided a plethora of weird, wonderful an...

Diane Abbott Got Horribly Lost While Trying To Get Off A Stage

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Diane Abbott has suffered another embarrassment after struggling to find her way off a stage after addressing a police conference. The shadow home sec...

Brexit And Immigration Message Toughened In Labour Manifesto

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has agreed to toughen up Labour’s general election message on immigration and Brexit after concerns the party’s manifesto could turn...

The Weirdest Election Moment So Far As Decided By You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK

It’s now less than a month until the UK goes to the polls - and the General Election campaign has already provided a plethora of weird, wonderful an...

A Strong And Stable Election

Laurence Stellings | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

The Conservatives' 2017 campaign is based on a simple premise: that most voters much prefer Theresa May to Jeremy Corbyn. Her oft-repeated promise to deliver 'strong and stable' government is designed to contrast her perceived strongest features with Corbyn's weakest and, based on new Populus polling on the slogans and events voters have noticed, it is working.

IDS Just Launched A Rap Battle Against Diane Abbott On Live TV

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

The General Election continued in much the same mad vein it has been fought with so far on Monday, as Iain Duncan Smith rapped Eminem lyrics to attack...

Diane Abbott Massively Underestimates Labour's Losses In Second Numbers Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

Diane Abbott has hugely underestimated the scale of Labour’s local election defeat, in her second numbers gaffe during a media interview this week. ...

Here's A Cringe-Worthy List Of All The Awkward General Election Moments So Far

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK

We’re still more than a month away from polling day but this general election has already provided a slew of wonderfully awkward moments. This elect...

The Public Lynching Of Diane Abbott

John Wight | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

Diane Abbott, just to remind folks, has never articulated her willingness to launch nuclear missiles, sanctioned a benefit claimant, attacked migrants, condemned people to the mercy of foodbanks, homeless shelters, or helped create the dystopia that passes for society in Brexit Britain. Yet, regardless, a media baying for blood has invited us to agree that she is evil personified...

Diane Abbott's LBC Interview Isn't Labour's Biggest Problem - How They Handled The Aftermath Is

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

I truly think that the British people would like what Jeremy Corbyn has to say, if only they could hear him say it over the sound of his own implosion. The problem isn't the message, it's the messengers. That's actually good news, because it means they can improve. It's time to polish the turd and start playing the media's game so that Labour can win this election.