What has Nadia Whittome been up to today?
Nadia Whittome is MP for Nottingham East and a member of the Labour party.
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Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham East, proud to represent my home city • UK’s youngest MP • she/her 🏳️🌈
If you do one thing this week, watch Sherwood by Notts’ own @mrJamesGraham.
It exposes the ongoing injustice of spycops and long-term damage inflicted on communities when governments try to divide us for their own short-term gain.
Best TV I’ve ever seen.
"Zara believed that a woman should be able to walk home."
The words of Zara Aleena's family, who was murdered walking home.
In the streets, in our homes, at 2am, in broad daylight, around strangers, our partners, our families or the police, safety is our minimum right.
We cannot congratulate ourselves on our comparative international record on LGBTQ+ rights when our own asylum system is complicit in the trauma LGBTQ+ people flee to be here
This #PrideMonth we must fight the Tories immoral treatment of refugees @PinkNews
Opinium polling for @GMB showed how support for the rail strikes increased over the course of the week.
The latest poll shows:
Don't know 18%
When asked about working people being pushed into poverty by this government, Dominic Raab responds by moaning about the rail strikes.
The truth is, @RMTunion is doing more to help working people put food on the table than the Tories ever have.
This is what I was talking about when I said that we must also be vigilant here in the UK in the wake of Roe v Wade.
The right is waging war on women.
We cannot allow anti-choice politicians to strip us of our hard-won reproductive rights.
The Stonewall riots' anniversary reminds us that Pride was a protest, not:
▪️ the Home Office flying Pride flags yet rejecting LGBTQ refugees
▪️ companies selling rainbow merch yet underpaying LGBTQ workers
▪️ politicians saying "love is love" yet voting to harm LGBTQ people.
Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the #StonewallRiots - a crucial turning point for the LGBTQ+ rights movement that has inspired decades more progress.
It's also the moment from which we're proud to take our name 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️
Wages can rise without causing further inflation - you can just cut company profits instead.
And don't just take my word for it.
The deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund has even said it.
📢 Calling Labour members who care about migrants' rights 📢
Join me at @labfreemvmt's conference on 16th July!
We'll be discussing how to resist the latest round of attacks and build a socialist immigration policy.
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labour-campaign-for-free-movement-national-conference-tickets-358951492577
“I don’t think I’m alone in worrying that Labour is not being vocal or ambitious enough with its policy offering”
@NadiaWhittomeMP on the importance of the PEF conference and need for an alternative to the orthodox economic consensus
Via the PEF blog ✍️
Barristers didn't cause a backlog of 58,000 crown court cases. They have continued to work while being paid less than minimum wage.
Today they are standing up for themselves and in defence of the legal aid system which so many rely on for justice.
Full solidarity to the strike.
We have mapped over 5⃣0⃣0⃣ strikes in >2 years.
⛱️The summer of discontent has meant our map is struggling with the amount of action and visitors.
🆘We need your help to save strike map🆘
Donate now to save our map here>>https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/save-strike-map-uk/
We have some of the most draconian, anti-trade union legislation in the world. Time to rebalance the system and commit to repealing it. Let’s build a more balanced industrial relationship and end the gross extremes of income the last 50 years has seen https://twitter.com/labourlewis/status/1539914891456385025
Solidarity with workers striking today and those balloting for industrial action.
It's about time people stood up for themselves to take on the millionaires & billionaires & bosses, who like to award themselves pay rises but not the workers who make our services run.
Storming speech Nadia!
“Grant Shapps is lying Boris Johnson is lying The Tories are lying
They’re telling lies on behalf of a tiny elite of super rich liars who want us2believe that we’re better off begging on our knees than if we bargain on our feet..”
.@RMTunion #RMTstrikes https://twitter.com/lovebillybragg/status/1540712411291959296
An MP with integrity, compassion & love for us the ordinary people
Fabulous speech in support of the .@RMTunion strikers #RMTStrikes here in #Nottingham #solidarity
1. Many rail workers are low paid + have to use food banks (shameful in the world’s 6th richest country).
2. Since I became an MP, I’ve taken home £35k + donated the rest of my salary to local causes, including £11k to orgs running food banks. Here’s why: http://www.thesocialreview.co.uk/2019/08/30/just-like-you-and-me-how-a-workers-wage-could-make-labour-mps-more-representative/
@NadiaWhittomeMP @RMTunion Bloody Hell, these are not poor people. If you're going to give up your salary, why not give it to people who have to go to food banks
When I was elected I pledged to share my MP's salary with my community.
So in solidarity with @RMTunion members in the East Mids, I've donated £2,000 to their strike fund.
These rail workers are leading the way for all workers. They're the ones who need a pay rise, not MPs.
It was a privilege to speak with Roma students at @djanoglyacademy to mark Roma History Month.
Roma people still face persecution, institutional racism, and scapegoating by politicians and in the media.
Solidarity to Roma communities in Nottingham East, this month and always 🌹
Solidarity with those whose lives are endangered by the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
This was driven by a long campaign of right-wing misogyny.
We must now be vigilant in the UK too - anti-choice fundamentalists will work across borders to rollback rights.
NEW🚨: The TUC Join a Union website is seeing nearly record traffic, with visits this week up 800%.
Thank you @NadiaWhittomeMP for tabling this Early Day Motion in @UKParliament to recognise #CervicalScreeningAwarenessWeek!
Cervical screening saves lives, but isn't easy for everyone. We're always here with info, support and tips 💖 https://www.jostrust.org.uk/
Wakefield has a Labour MP once again! Congratulations @simonlightwood 🌹
People are fed up with a Tory party that has no integrity left and is failing to tackle the cost of living crisis.
The message from these by-elections is that this government has to go.
Congratulations to @simonlightwood!
The new Labour MP for Wakefield. 🌹
🚨Saturday the 25th @ 12 Midday 🚨
🚂@RMTunion Strike Rally🚂
and importantly, RMT Strikers!
"We issue this call to Keir Starmer and his team: don’t go down the same old dead-end path."
@labfreemvmt's @AnaOpp and @IrateBen write following reports that the Labour leader is preparing to rule out bringing back freedom of movement: https://labourlist.org/2022/06/keir-starmer-must-stand-up-for-internationalism-and-migrants-rights/
Out in Wakefield today getting out the vote for @simonlightwood 🌹
You have 1 HOUR 30 MINS to vote Labour!
Remember, you don’t need your polling card and you can find your polling station here: http://wheredoivote.co.uk.
Great to visit @MojatuF’s Art and Music Extravaganza as part of Nottingham Refugee Week.
This week celebrates the hopes, cultures and contributions of refugees in our city.
It also renews our resistance - to the government's attacks on asylum, and to hatred and division.
Proud to join the @RMTunion picket line in Nottingham this morning, with so many supporters from our community.
Our railways are nothing without the workers who run them. People are fed up of private companies hiking fares and depressing wages.
We stand with the @RMTunion! @NadiaWhittomeMP, Labour Cllrs and friends across the trade union movement support our rail workers in #Nottingham #RMTstrikes #SolidarityRMT #RMT
❌ Leaving millions to suffer in their cost of living crisis
❌ Attacking rail workers' livelihoods
❌ Authoritarian power grabs & inhumane deportations
The Tories are pedalling an agenda of hatred & division. Today voters in Wakefield can reject it 🌹
Abusers use institutions to perpetuate their abuse, whether the courts or even political parties.
The Labour Party must not be complicit.
As @womensaid urged, Apsana must be protected from further harm, and the process must be immediately suspended and allegations investigated.
This is a call to action to everyone campaigning for action on the climate crisis and a just transition:
Join a @RMTunion picket line tomorrow if you can. This is our fight and your solidarity is needed. #RailStrikes
Wages are falling at the fastest rate in 20 years.
The Tories are telling low paid workers to accept pay cuts, while trying to change the law so their banker mates can take even bigger bonuses.
This will always be a government for the super-rich, not working class people. #PMQs
Four years since the Windrush scandal, the Home Office is still failing its victims.
75% of applicants to the Windrush Compensation Scheme haven’t received payments. People have died without seeing justice.
The government must right this wrong now.
The @AfricaAPPG is in #Rwanda for @CHOGM2022 so we paid a visit to Hope Hostel where refugees seeking asylum in the UK and deemed illegal by the UK Govt may be transported. 🧵
The government is whipping up a culture war by excluding trans people from the conversion therapy ban.
From migrants, to people of colour, to gay men under Thatcher, we've seen these cynical tactics used to demonise people before.
It is our duty to stand with trans people now.
"People are scared of losing what little they have, and persuading them to punch down is helpful if your aim is for nothing to really change." - @NadiaWhittomeMP https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2022/june/nadia-whittome-politics-of-fear/
This morning I joined the @RMTunion picket line at Victoria.
Workers told me that many are paid £21K or less, some are on Universal Credit and some have to work 18 Sundays a year for free.
All workers deserve decent pay and conditions. Support the strikes.
Today @RMTunion members have begun industrial action to defend their jobs, pay and conditions
This is why 👇
Great turnout this morning for the @RMTunion picket line! 🚩
For those wanting to attend, we are starting outside the Queens Road Car Park.
Big talk from an MP whose party has slashed nurses’ pay by £1,600 in real terms.
Striking railway cleaners, maintenance workers + ticket staff are not the enemy of other workers: they’re an exemplar of how to fight for decent wages + living standards everywhere.
The average salary of @networkrail staff is £44,000 a year. That’s more than teachers and nurses.
And now the RMT union which is controlled by the hard left are striking. Unions are there to ensure employees are kept safe and treated fairly. But this is not that. I condemn this https://twitter.com/GBNEWS/status/1538893954602737664
Solidarity with @ApsanaBegumMP. All parties need to ensure that survivors of domestic abuse are not exposed to further harrassment in their roles, and understand the impact that ongoing abuse can have. Violence against women must always be taken seriously.
Boris Johnson is a Thatcher tribute act: scapegoating unions as "threatening" economic growth.
Don't fall for it. It's this government's cost of living crisis that's creating a recession, not striking workers.
We need industrial action to raise wages + protect living standards.
For those in Nottingham, @RMTunion picket lines will be at Nottingham Railway Station from 06:30 - 18:30.
I will be attending in the mornings & evenings alongside others from @EastMidsYL & @ng_labour!
Solidarity with RMT members! ✊🏼
Congratulations to the @PactoCol coalition in the Colombian elections.
The people of Colombia made history today, electing a socialist President + Vice-President for the first time ever, as well as the first Black Vice-President.
Felicidades @petrogustavo + @FranciaMarquezM ✊🏽
🖋 Our petition calling on @BorisJohnson to bring back free covid testing now has over 400,000 signatures.
We will be handing the petition into Downing Street later today alongside MPs.
📝 Please add your name if you haven't already https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-don-t-scrap-free-covid-testing-and-isolation
Today’s @The_TUC demo was the beginning of a mass movement around the cost of living crisis.
We need public ownership of energy, a £15 minimum wage + to scrap all anti-union laws.
When the @RMTunion strike this week, they're fighting for us all. Get to your local picket line ✊🏽
It’s fantastic that @unisontheunion has voted in favour of Proportional Representation at its #undc22 Conference. ✊
It adds its voice to growing calls for electoral reform from right across the labour movement. 🌹
This is a very significant win, and it’s all down to sex workers themselves demanding their rights and organising through groups like @ukdecrimnow @labour4decrim @SexWorkHive @ProstitutesColl.
You’re some of the very best of the labour movement. Well done.
Absolutely delighted that UNISON, one of Britain’s biggest trade unions, has just voted at their conference to end their support for the Nordic model and instead support sex worker safety, decriminalisation and trade union organising ✊
I was extremely concerned to learn about these allegations relating to Apsana Begum’s trigger proceedings.
I too have written to the Labour leadership, urging them to immediately suspend the process while investigations take place.
Solidarity with Apsana.
Serious concerns raised about the trigger ballot process in Apsana Begum’s constituency, including allegations of harassment & threatening behaviour, involving sexism & misogyny, to undermine Apsana’s position. I’ve urged the party to intervene. Nobody should have to endure this.