Diane Abbott

The Online Abuse Of Diane Abbott Is A Damning Indictment Of Racism And Sexism In Our Democracy

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Barbara Ntumy

Diane Abbott is an icon for Black women, who challenged the structural barriers and hostility that comes with the double discrimination of racism and sexism in order to reach elected office. The online abuse she faced in the period the report analysed from the first half of this year is larger than the total combined abuse aimed at all women in the Conservative and SNP political parties combined.

Britain's Brutal Immigration Detention System

Diane Abbott | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Immigration detention and the abuses related to it get far less attention than they should. This is largely because it concerns immigrants and, in the current toxic state of the debate around immigration, it is hard to excite public and media concern. That makes it even more praiseworthy that the BBC devoted a whole Panorama programme to the shocking and brutal conditions in Brook House detention centre.

Labour MP Diane Abbott Receives Almost Half Of All Abusive Tweets Sent To Female MPs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

Labour’s Diane Abbott received almost half of all abusive tweets sent to female MPs in the run up to the General Election, a new report from Amnesty...

Twitter Under Fire Over Misogynist, Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Politics

Twitter is “failing” women and minority ethnic communities by not doing enough to tackle misogynist and racist abuse online, a leading internet sa...

Debates, Dementia Tax And Diane Abbott: Voters Reveal What Changed Their Minds In The General Election

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Politics

Voters have revealed the top issues that made them change their minds about which party to vote for in the general election. British Election Study, w...

Diane Abbott Slams ITV After Struggling To Explain Police Funding Boost In Interview

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

Diane Abbott has accused ITV of “carefully editing” an interview where the MP struggled to explain how Labour would fund thousands of new police o...

We Must Not Lose Sight Of The Human Beings Still Caught Up In The Grenfell Tragedy

Diane Abbott | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

One thing that quickly became clear in the course of the meeting was that many of the things that government ministers claim are happening to help the survivors are not happening at all. My strongest impression is of continuing chaos. For some survivors English is not their first language but very little information or written advice appears to be in translation. There is still no central crisis centre where all who have been affected can go and get help... The media circus will move on from Grenfell. But we need to continue to focus, not only on the architectural and regulatory issues, but the human beings caught up in this tragedy and how they can get the help and support they will need far into the future. 

Four Shadow Ministers Forced To Quit For Backing Soft Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has sacked three of his top team - and forced another to quit - after they defied his orders not to back a ‘soft Brexit’ in the Comm...

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...