Diane Abbott

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.

Diane Abbott Told 'Hugely Embarrassing' LBC Interview 'Reduces Her Credibility'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Politics

"I'm concerned you don't want to talk about policing" @HackneyAbbott to @Jo_Coburn "...you're not willing to talk about the real issues" pic.twitter.c...

Diane Abbott Struggles To Explain How Labour Will Pay For Extra Police In Car Crash Interview

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott struggled through an interview with LBC’s Nick Ferrari this morning as she attempted to explain how much Labour’s policy of recruitin...

Diane Abbott Accuses John Humphries Of 'Reading Tory Press Release' Over Police Funding

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK

Diane Abbott has defended Labour’s proposal to fund 10,000 additional police on the streets of England and Wales by reversing cuts to capital gains ...

May Makes Fun Of Corbyn And Abbott At PMQs For 'Terrorist Sympathiser' Website

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

"I like Corbyn but..." @theresa_may attacks @HackneyAbbott and @jeremycorbyn, Corbyn returns to his question on the NHS #PMQs pic.twitter.com/xoFWWlKJ...

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...