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.
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Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. Retweeting does not mean agreement.
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.
Well done Mick Lynch. It is his strong media performances explaining the @RMTunion position which have turned the tide of public opinion. #BorisJohnsonOut
NEW: Opinium poll shows how @RMTunion has turned the tide of public opinion in favour of the rail strike
Support - 45% (+7)
Oppose - 37% (-6)
Long overdue for a police force that has been found to be "institutionally corrupt," "institutionally racist", and seems to be institutionally sexist too.
This is shocking, but true.
Low-income households in UK living in ‘year of financial fear’ says charity
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
Now the Met is in special measures this mother of two murdered sisters makes a good point. Cressida Dick needs to give back her (allegedly) £166 thousand pay off
The Met are “papering over the cracks”, says the mother of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman - as the force has been placed in 'special measures' by the police watchdog.
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
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
Pleased to have joined @kehillahNL to celebrate 20 years of this wonderful community over the weekend.
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
Great to meet actor, comedian and @rmt supporter Rob Delaney at rail strike solidarity rally this weekend
🔥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.
David Lammy says “a serious party of government does not join picket lines” So what was he doing on the @ucu picket lines in 2018?
Proud to join @ucu members on the picket line at the College of North East London in solidarity with their strike this morning. College staff have had pay cuts of 26% on top of these pensions cuts. A lot of the media attention has been on HE - let's not forget FE colleges!
Keir was proud to go on picket lines once upon a time @RMTunion
Good to join @UCU workers on the picket this morning. I support their demands for better pay and conditions.
Solidarity to all those on strike. #UCUStrikesBack #UCUstrikes
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!
Proud to stand with Mick Lynch and the @RMTunion in their fight for fairness and decent pay and conditions.
Watch the Metropolitan police handcuffing and roughing up this perfectly innocent black schoolboy
'I thought I was going to die' Black schoolboy, forced to ground in mistaken stop and search.
The schoolboy's mother told me she feared her son would be the next George Floyd- her son suffers from asthma & was walking home from school. Here's my exclusive @itvnews report RT
Boris Johnson is monumentally self-serving and arrogant. Even Mrs Thatcher stepped down once she realised the game was up
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
Doesn’t this man realise that the same people campaigning against abortion would never have allowed black people their civil rights #RoeVsWade
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron says now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, most abortions are now banned in the commonwealth. https://n.pr/39VarmE
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!
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
Important questions raised.
Three men have now been arrested over the 22 reported sexual assaults on lone women in the area since February. But why did it take so long and how can locals be sure it won’t happen again? https://bit.ly/3bdYvMT
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
An evergreen quote, can be applied to most fights for equality, justice.
Gary Lineker on a @RMTunion picket line.
@GaryLineker standing with the @RMTunion track workers on strike! Solidarity!
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
Mick Lynch has been brilliant. Outstanding leadership. Victory to the @RMTunion
Just a video of Mick Lynch bodying journalists and Tories
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.
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?
Today is Windrush day. A day to honour that generation of migrants who helped to rebuild this country after the war
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 🤔
Congratulations Malorie Blackman!
We are thrilled to announce that Malorie Blackman is the winner of the PEN Pinter Prize 2022.
She will receive the award at a public ceremony on 10 October in partnership with @britishlibrary #PENPinterPrize