What has Dawn Butler been up to today?
Dawn Butler is MP for Brent Central and a member of the Labour party.
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MP for Brent Central ✉ email@example.com First elected Black female government minister in the UK in Vogue's top 25 women shaping 2020 She/Her
As the Met Police have been placed in special measures, should the appointment of the new Commissioner be paused and rethought?
My letter to Home Secretary @pritipatel yesterday 👇🏾
It's important that the Home Secretary @pritipatel understands our feelings, as the London PLP, following the news that the Met Police Service have been put into special measures.
Our letter, co-signed by fellow London Labour MPs, with 3 hours notice.
Will no doubt add more.👇🏾
Walthamstow if you were on Orford road near my office between 5.30 and 8pm today please come forward to help us catch the cowards who attacked my office. Please share to help find who did this - you can also give anonymous info on crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
Many people across London experience repeated stop and search despite doing nothing wrong.
I used the HMIC research and examined institutional racism and the impact on our communities. @BylineTV.
After today's decision, it is more pertinent than ever👇🏾
Today's decision to place the Met Police into special measures is the right decision.
I have long called for systemic changes, In the UK we police by consent and the Met Police continued to fail the people they were supposed to serve. 1/3
This proves that London Labour MPs and @MayorofLondon were right.
wide-ranging reforms urgently needed by the Met Police to regain the trust and confidence of Londoners.
The Mayor @SadiqKhan has shown leadership where the Home Secretary has failed.
BREAKING: Metropolitan Police has been placed in special measures after litany of failures including Sarah Everard murder, Stephen Port investigation etc - sources confirming reports by @theousherwood
My heart goes out to the friends and family of Zara Aleena may she rest in peace🙏🏾♥️
She was just walking home 🤬on average a woman is killed by a man every 3 days #EnoughIsEnough Men need to change. Women are always on alert
Very proud to take my seat in Parliament earlier today.
Thank you to the people of
Wakefield for the trust you have placed in me to
be your MP.
I will be your voice in
Westminster and challenge this Government
to get a better deal for Wakefield.
Laurence Fox condemned by Holocaust charities over rainbow flag swastika post https://www.thejc.com/news/news/laurence-fox-condemned-by-holocaust-charities-over-rainbow-flag-swastika-post-7LPEkIJW8JzWfVdipZS1as
"registered supporter will be rejected if;
The Labour Party has reason to believe that you do not support the Labour Party’s aims and values."
🔴 Those familiar with discussions said the MPs had slim majorities in Red Wall areas in the North that have historically voted Labour and believed they would lose their seats at the next election if they did not defect
“The shooting in the night hours put an end to the Pride parade, but it did not stop the fight and the efforts to fight discrimination, prejudice and hatred” 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️ #OsloPride
Solidarity to striking barristers & solicitors @ Old Bailey protest over government's serious underfunding of criminal legal aid.
These are not well-paid lawyers but rely on legal aid £12k a year for a 70-hour week. Its wrong and unfair @TheCriminalBar
This is a lie.
81.5% voted for this action.
There is no “15% pay rise” on offer.
There is no “£7,000 more a year”.
Junior criminal barristers will remain on less than minimum wage.
Read the truth here: https://twitter.com/barristersecret/status/1541314822222004224?s=21&t=q_-Tao58ThnYSDtrBibn9Q https://twitter.com/dominicraab/status/1541341821258833920
It's not hard!
I stand with the Trade Unions.
#union #strike #RMTstrikes #cwu #BritishAirways #tradeunions #MickLynch
Yesterday I spoke about industrial action and workers on @BBCRadio4 "The World This Weekend".
Listen back to my interview.👇🏾
🎙️MC PLATTY JOOBS🎙️official rapper of the platinum jubilee
Reporter DESTROYS Mick Lynch
Hitting the #LGBTAwards with this handsome thing 😍😍😍
"The hypocrisy is raging."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams the "contradiction" of the Supreme Court after saying 'states can't make laws governing the constitutional right to bear arms' yesterday, and saying the "reverse" today about abortion rights.
No one, not the government, not politicians, not the Supreme Court should prevent access to abortion, birth control, and contraceptives. People should have the FREEDOM to choose. (1/2)
This is a really sad day for women. It will also affect poorer women who will have less options.
I wonder what all the women who voted for Trump are feeling now.
London stands with the women of America, whose most basic rights and freedoms are threatened by this ruling.
A dark day for a great country. #RoeVsWade
I can't believed the audience clapped for that. Fiona was right there were lots of Tory voters in the audience.
Also Boris lied about how sick he was when he caught covid. Another reason to boot him and the Tories out!
Audience member: "Poor Boris caught covid. He deserves our loyalty."
Mick Lynch: "Well I don't think being able to catch covid is a particular qualification."
We’ll deliver the biggest scrappage scheme feasible to help Londoners adapt to a London-wide ULEZ. The Government must also step up and commit to providing extra support for a scrappage scheme in London – like they are doing for other cities around the country.
Congratulations @simonlightwood! Excellent result looking forward to working with you in Parliament 🤗
Congratulations to @simonlightwood!
The new Labour MP for Wakefield. 🌹
Thinking of Apsana and wishing her all the strength and support she needs. As a survivor of domestic abuse she needs protecting.
@UKLabour needs to pause this process now.
Gosh I wasn't ready 😭
NEW: Proud to present the trailer for my new documentary, ‘Barrel Children: The Families Windrush Left Behind’, coming soon via @Independent.
It’s been a real labour of love, inspired by my late father. More details on launch soon!
The @RMTunion are fighting for people, not profits.
The Government’s priority is to ensure that shareholders get plenty of money while workers struggle.
These are some of the people you clapped for.
I know whose side I'm on👇🏾
Today there are some lucky people who have the opportunity to boot out Boris via proxy.
In Wakefield please vote for @SimonLightwood and send a message to the Tories. #votelabourparty
There are more of us than there are of them. 😍
If we are in a class war what class are you in?
Tomorrow, your vote could boot Boris Johnson out of Downing Street and deliver a fresh start for Wakefield.
Use your vote. Vote Labour.
Ministers planning to boost City bosses pay whilst workers struggle to cope with the worst cost of living crisis in history.
@BorisJohnson had no answer to my Q instead attacking me for standing up for workers.
Tories are on side of bankers not people who are suffering. #PMQs
Boris Johnson suggesting that Keir Starmer’s authority is undermined because Labour takes donations from the unions.
Meanwhile, just two days ago, the PM auctioned himself off for £120,000 to the highest bidder… https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/inside-glitzy-tory-summer-party-27293529
Today we’ve written to @nadhimzahawi. If teachers don’t receive the above inflation pay increase they deserve, we will be balloting for industrial action.
It's time to #ValueEducation and #ValueEducators
On #WindrushDay2022 I urge the Government to pay the outstanding compensation to the Windrush Generation still waiting.
It's criminal that people are still waiting! Justice denied to people who have contributed so much to this country.
Thinking back to my speech from 2018👇🏾
On #WindrushDay2022, I'll be telling you about some of the people affected by the Windrush scandal and still waiting for justice.
Thomas Kinsley tells of one such case in today's Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/windrush-claimant-case-abandoned-home-office-b2106012.html
My poem at the foot of Grenfell tower marking the fifth year anniversary of that haunting social murder.
If we are in a class war what class are you in?
Wales has a different approach when it comes to industrial relations.
Our social partnership model brings people around the table to discuss rather than argue. It finds solutions rather than creating division.
It's all a game to this government They don't want you to have any rights.
They think you're not worthy, you don't deserve it.
Don't let them get away with it. You are worthy. Just because you didn't go to Eton or have a trust fund your rights must be protected
This is it. The Government's published its #RightsRemovalBill that:
Strips your rights away
Means authorities don't have to respect your rights
Makes it harder to challenge abuse of your rights
It's time to fight like your rights depend on it. #SaveYourRights https://twitter.com/guardiannews/status/1539352640236437504
Out supporting low paid workers on the @RMTunion picket line this morning - rail staff telling me how the cost of living is hitting them and their families. Stay strong.
Make no mistake - this Tory Govt's actions are central to the disruption we've endured today.
They don't care about workers, don't care about TfL & don't care about Londoners.
They need to get their act together & agree a long-term funding deal for TfL.
Mick Lynch @RMTunion has been bloody amazing! If you've been impressed, support the strike, smiled at his put downs, laughed at him calling out Tory lies or just agreed with one word of what he's said then please donate to the strike fund below.
First class, please watch and share https://twitter.com/mattgreencomedy/status/1539227715160748032
Er no he didn't. He was as cool as a cucumber.
Agency rail workers will be stopped at picket lines and asked not to cross.
RMT union's General Secretary Mick Lynch got a little flustered explaining why...
Proud to join the RMT picket line this morning at West Ruislip in my borough. Solidarity to @RMTunion
This is how the party raises money – it flogs political influence to the highest bidder. It's a form of corruption that goes largely unnoticed.
@MC_00_ and I calculated that the Tories have raised at least £3.4m from auction items in recent years https://bylinetimes.com/2022/06/07/black-ties-and-dark-money-the-conservative-cash-for-access-machine
This treacherous government has underfunded & mismanaged our public transport network for more than a decade.
As a proud trade unionist, I stand with all workers on our railway network who are taking industrial action to fight for their jobs & keep passengers safe #RailStrikes
Proud to support the workers on the picket line at London Victoria this morning, alongside colleagues.
These workers keep our country moving safely 365 days a year. The least they deserve is to be paid properly and feel secure in their jobs. #RailStrikes @RMTunion
Today’s rail strike is disrupting the lives of people across the country.
The Tory government didn’t spend a single second in talks to avoid it.
If this is true then I'm convinced that the very same people who are advising @Keir_Starmer are the ones who have been briefing heavily AGAINST him last week.
EXCLUSIVE: Labour front benchers have been told by the party leadership that they are banned from picket lines this week amid rail strikes: https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/labour-front-benchers-banned-from-picket-lines-amid-rail-strikes
I'm a feminist and as such I have a responsibility to help all women. This whole process has made the first hijab wearing MP ill. We have a responsibility to protect her.
The process should be stopped and started again with proper oversight. It needs to be a fair process. https://twitter.com/HamletsNo/status/1539020139097620480