Diane Abbott is MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

What has Diane Abbott been up to today?

Diane Abbott is MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and a member of the Labour party.

Diane Abbott has 396830 followers on Twitter.

There's no question that the Met needs a total overhaul.

But this won't happen when the only people in the running for the top job are Met insiders.

Today, I called on the Government to reopen the selection process for the next Met Commissioner.

Long overdue for a police force that has been found to be "institutionally corrupt," "institutionally racist", and seems to be institutionally sexist too.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/met-police-to-be-put-under-special-measures-by-watchdog-mncvrhr63

This is shocking, but true.

Low-income households in UK living in ‘year of financial fear’ says charity

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/29/low-income-households-in-uk-living-in-year-of-financial-fear-says-charity?CMP=share_btn_tw

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary produced a damning report on the Met police. But the two shortlisted candidates for commissioner Mark Rowley and Nick Ephgrave are both Met insiders. The search for a new commissioner MUST be re-opened

Horrible that the government is boasting about its racist Borders Act. The UK accepts far fewer #AsylumSeekers than most EU countries. But for Boris it is all about the anti-immigrant message the bill sends.

Met Police placed in special measures. Not before time. But the two shortlisted candidates for Commissioner represent more of the same. The contest should be re-opened. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-61970399

For a government that routinely breaks the law and is determined to make the population worse off, this is a logical step.

Northern Ireland protocol bill passes Commons vote https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/27/boris-johnson-northern-ireland-protocol-bill-vote-brexit?CMP=share_btn_tw

Doctors deserve a pay rise. And the NHS needs it.

UK doctors demand pay rise of up to 30% over five years https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/27/uk-doctors-demand-pay-rise-of-up-to-30-over-five-years?CMP=share_btn_tw

But 'there's no money left' for pay rises?

Boris Johnson to pledge billions more on defence
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nato-summit-2022-madrid-boris-johnson-defence-spending-5hpvk6g5m

Hackney council commissioned two beautiful pieces of public art to honour the Windrush generation. One is a bronze of a man and woman and the other is giant Caribbean fruits. #windrushday2022

A moving film about the young children that the Windrush migrants to the UK left behind. And the effects of that involuntary separation ⁦@Nadine_Writes⁩ https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/windrush-barrel-children-documentary-b2109396.html

Keir Starmer says he has “shed unworkable or unaffordable policies” What he means is that he has dropped every one of the 10 pledges he made when running for the leadership of ⁦@UKLabour⁩ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/labour-has-now-claimed-the-centre-ground-and-has-shown-it-can-win

🔥A Tory rebel MP says: "Boris treats the party likes he treats his women. He'll never leave us. But he'll lie to us and cheat on us until we eventually have to boot him out".

David Lammy refuses to support Unite members at British Airways fighting to restore the 10 per cent pay cut by the airline during the pandemic.
Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary says “Supporting bad bosses is a new low for Labour”@unitetheunion

Honoured to receive the @inclusiveboards Windrush Icon Award on Friday night at Hackney Empire. And met another honoree Basil Watson creator of the National Windrush Monument

Speaking at rail strike solidarity rally this weekend. Pleased to speak in support and proud to stand on @RMTunion picket lines.

The striking rail workers, and the striking cleaners from St George's hospital I met at yesterday's rally are making completely reasonable demands.
Everyone should support them!

Boris Johnson on @BBCr4today claiming that he is determined to do “what is good for the country” The truth that is he is only interested in what is good for Boris. #BorisMustGo

Boris says about striking down Roe v Wade “I’ve always believed in a woman’s right to choose and I stick to that view." Who believes that he wouldn’t do the exact same thing if he thought there were votes in it for him? #BorisJohnsonOut

💥 RAIL STRIKE SOLIDARITY RALLY! 💥

Join @RMTunion’s Mick Lynch and Eddie Dempsey, along with @DaveWardGS, @HackneyAbbott, our patron @robdelaney and more at London Kings Cross tomorrow at 2pm!

#BreakingNews
The US Supreme Court has announced it's overturning #RoeVsWade

This ends 50 years of legal right to abortion in US & will have a devastating effect

We stand in solidarity with fight to defend #AbortionRights in US
Join our London protest at US Embassy 7pm tonight

Frightening decision. It shows rights that we have taken for granted for a generation can disappear when politics move to the right https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61928898

We were told the case of 'Child Q' was an isolated incident. That is clearly untrue.

Seven more cases where Metropolitan Police officers strip-searched children referred to watchdog https://news.sky.com/story/seven-cases-where-met-police-strip-searched-children-referred-to-watchdog-12639714

Despite last night’s catastrophic by-election results @BorisJohnson insists that he is “going on” Going on to certain electoral defeat it looks like #BorisJohnsonOut

Join us this Saturday at 2pm in Kings Cross for a rail strike solidarity rally!

Mick Lynch & Eddie Dempsey @RMTunion
Dave Ward @CWUnews
Actor & activist @RobDelaney
The People's @HackneyAbbott
@GMBunion Mitie striker Francis Dwun

Full details 💪 http://bit.ly/railstrikesolidarity

Watching Question Time with Mick Lynch. Audience overwhelmingly Tory. And Fiona Bruce is obviously determined that Mick Lynch will not have a fair say

20 minutes into Question Time Fiona Bruce attacks Mick Lynch again. Obviously determined to do what no television presenter has been unable to do up until now and skewer Mick Lynch. Presumably she will get an honour for this

The Government denounces striking rail workers for causing travel disruption whilst forcing TfL to cut the equivalent of an entire tube line and 20% of London’s buses.

The only people who want to make it more difficult to get around London on public transport are the Tories.

Diane Abbott MP: Of course RMT members deserve our support

https://leftfootforward.org/2022/06/diane-abbott-mp-of-course-rmt-members-deserve-our-support/

Women of colour on the left are treated with exceptional brutality in UK politics. But open harassment and intimidation of Apsana Begum is exceptional and rule breaking in her trigger process is a scandal. National Labour party must step in

Many trade union leaders have a plan to combat the cost of living crisis for their members. But what is Boris Johnson's plan to tackle it? He hasn't got one.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/food-shopping-bill-up-380-a-year-as-inflation-bites-xj5n6h36n

Gross hypocrisy for the government to make a song and dance about unveiling the Windrush monument when only 1 in 4 of the victims of Windrush have been compensated

Ministers demonising rail workers for refusing to accept worse terms and condition, pay cuts and job cuts they would never accept.
In fact the whole of government policy is devoted to keeping one man in his job, Boris Johnson.
Why would anyone accept 2,000 job cuts?
#RailStrike

FTSE 350 profits 🔺 73% on last year

FTSE 100 CEO pay 🔺 29% on last year

City bonuses 🔺 20% on last year

Rents 🔺 11% on last year & 15.7% in London

I wonder why we don't hear the Tories calling for corporations, bosses, bankers, or landlords to take a pay cut 🤔

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