Richard Burgon is MP for Leeds East

What has Richard Burgon been up to today?

Richard Burgon is MP for Leeds East and a member of the Labour party.

Richard Burgon has 173615 followers on Twitter.

According to The Sunday Times Rich List, we are in “a golden era for the super-rich"

Don't let corporate bosses and Tory Ministers tell you we can't afford a proper pay rise for all workers.

Total wealth of the UK's billionaires

▪️2012: £212 Billion
▪️2022: £653 Billion

That's up 3-fold.

Remember that when the Tories say we can't afford to increase workers' wages.

There's plenty of wealth. It's just in the wrong hands. We need a Wealth Tax on extreme wealth!

WOW. Watch to the end.

Terse exchange, after @johnmcdonnellMP probes cabinet secretary Simon Case on the PM trying to appoint Carrie as his chief of staff.

- "An investigation [into the PM] under the ministerial code can only be initiated by the PM."

- "Is he not keen?" ~AA

Looking forward to this discussion on Wednesday evening with @JessicaLBarnard, Chair of Young Labour. This free event kicks off the @arise_festival

Register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crisis-resistance-the-struggle-for-socialism-tickets-359478619227

Total wealth of the UK's billionaires

▪️2012: £212 Billion
▪️2022: £653 Billion

That's up 3-fold.

Remember that when the Tories say we can't afford to increase workers' wages.

There's plenty of wealth. It's just in the wrong hands. We need a Wealth Tax on extreme wealth!

Solidarity with Seacroft Royal Mail Delivery Office workers! ✊

They deserve - and need - a proper pay rise.

Royal Mail Group have made a profit of £750m. They’ve paid over £400m to shareholders. Imposing real terms pay cuts on their staff is unnecessary and wrong.

The CWU @CWUnews

Seacroft DO, what do you want? A pay rise! When do you want it? NOW! 📮 #HomeToVote

Fantastic to have @RichardBurgon & @CWUNEregion Steve Warren address members re: Royal Mail dispute & Cost of Living Crisis.

Richard has a long standing track record of supporting @CWUnews members & working people as a whole. Proud to have him as an MP in our Branch area 👌

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.

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.

Great to see @RMTunion banner on the barristers' strike today.

The powers that be will throw everything at workers who take strike action for fair pay. Solidarity amongst workers is the best response to that!

2017 - @DSkinnerFilm

2019 - @durhamgalafilm

2022 - #ManifestoFilm

Thursday will mark a hat-trick of screenings at @HydeParkPH for us. Big thanks to both the cinema & @RichardBurgon for supporting our work over the years.

See you soon for Part III: https://hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/film/manifesto?screeningID=2857&fbclid=IwAR2qRB_krMfSihu9rI_ct9ZAUUhN7M6j2VMusntU107TztqF5UtIa7PXi0c

If people can't access proper legal representation, there's a real risk of a miscarriage of justice.

Yet the Government refuses to properly fund our legal aid system. Many barristers' hourly earnings are below the minimum wage.

Solidarity to barristers forced to strike today.

Here's a graph showing UK corporate profits.

Your wages aren't rising like that.

We can afford a proper wage increase for workers. We fund it by reducing corporate profits.

Here's a graph showing UK corporate profits.

Your wages aren't rising like that.

We can afford a proper wage increase for workers. We fund it by reducing corporate profits.

Today I met with @CWULeedsNo1 Royal Mail members.

I’m proud to back @CWUnews in their fight for a proper pay rise.

Royal Mail Group have made a profit of £750m. They’ve paid over £400m to shareholders.

Imposing real terms pay cuts on their staff is unnecessary and wrong.

Spot on from @DaveWardGS on #Ridge this morning.

Working people will no longer stand by and pay for the price for a crisis they did not create.

More journalists should start challenging the Tory ministers touring the TV studios and claiming that they've introduced a financial support package of £37bn.

It's just not true but they're almost never challenged on it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/61594553

They don't call it class war when they cut wages.

They don't call it class war when they slash benefits.

They don't call it class war when they hike prices.

They only call it class war when people fight back.

Well they're going to have to get used to people fighting back.

I’ve helped secure a screening of Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison’s amazing film “Prometheus” at @ChapelFM in Seacroft tonight at 7.30pm.

World renowned academic and expert on Tony Harrison, @edithmayhall will be there to introduce the film in person!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-prometheus-by-tony-harrison-tickets-335952913207

Wonderful to join people of all ages and backgrounds for the Harehills community walk as part of the @great_together in memory of Jo Cox.

Huge credit to Adam Aslam, Natalie Tharalleos and team for this celebration of the past and present of our diverse community.

#MoreInCommon

A victory for the rail workers will be a victory for workers all across the country facing cuts to their pay and conditions.

Great to join @rmtunion members at their picket line in Leeds today.

They don't call it class war when they cut wages.

They don't call it class war when they slash benefits.

They don't call it class war when they hike prices.

They only call it class war when people fight back.

Well they're going to have to get used to people fighting back.

Film screening Saturday 7:30pm at Chapel FM Arts Centre:

"PROMETHEUS" the amazing and rarely seen film by Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison about the miners strike, climate disaster, Greek myths, poetry, politics, Yorkshire & more...

Reserve tickets: http://ow.ly/Nz7Y50JEBYe

I’ve helped secure a screening of Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison’s amazing film “Prometheus” at @ChapelFM in Seacroft tonight at 7.30pm.

World renowned academic and expert on Tony Harrison, @edithmayhall will be there to introduce the film in person!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-prometheus-by-tony-harrison-tickets-335952913207

🔴 REVEALED: Train companies paid out nearly £800m to shareholders last year before telling rail unions that employees must take a real-terms pay cut for them to stay afloat https://bit.ly/3zZ9Yug

An appalling decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade and so end the constitutional right to abortion.

This will have a devastating impact on the lives of women all across the United States.

My solidarity to everyone there fighting this decision.

I’ve helped secure a screening of Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison’s amazing film “Prometheus” at @ChapelFM in Seacroft tomorrow night at 7.30pm.

World renowned academic and expert on Tony Harrison, @edithmayhall will be there to introduce the film in person!https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-prometheus-by-tony-harrison-tickets-335952913207

It’s a good day so far. We’ve got a Labour MP back in Wakefield to go alongside the Labour Council there.

And the Tories are in meltdown.
It’s clear the public want them out.

Great to see a delegation of @Leeds_Labour Councillors led by Leeds City Council Leader @JamesLewisLab visiting the @RMTunion picket line today to show support for the RMT in the strike action they’ve been forced to take to defend jobs, pay, conditions and public safety.

Enjoyable by-election day door-knocking in Wakefield for @UKLabour candidate @simonlightwood today.

Great to speak with Wakefield residents keen to get a Labour MP once again and eager to send a clear message from Wakefield to Johnson’s appalling Tory government.

A victory for the @RMTunion will be a victory for all workers against a Tory government that is using this crisis to drive wages down and profits up. My interview on the picket line in Leeds today.

Tonight at 7PM, we'll be showing our support for Lula and the return of hope to Brazil!

Join us alongside @RichardBurgon, @PTLondres, @PretaUk, @JessicaLBarnard, @CLSUK1974, @ProgIntl & more 📣🇧🇷

#LulaPresidente #ForaBolsonaro
https://labouroutlook.org/2022/06/22/lula-and-the-return-of-hope-to-brazil-richard-burgon-mp/

Appalling news that Julian Assange was strip searched and moved to a bare cell on the day Priti Patel agreed his extradition.

It's cruel, degrading and deliberately humiliating.

This kind of treatment seems to be designed to break him for his role in exposing US war crimes.

📢 @UoLUnison members...
🎥 Fantastic message of support from @RichardBurgon who visited the picket line on Monday ✊
@UNISONinHE @unisontheunion
#FairpayinHE
#theotherstrike
#unisonstrike
#oneofusallofus
#angrylibrarians

Proud to be on the picket line in Leeds with Council Leader @JamesLewisLab to support @RMTunion
workers forced to strike against job losses and for fair pay.

We can't keep on allowing wages and conditions to be forced down so that profits are driven up. Enough is enough.

Profits in the UK are soaring - they're up 34%

Nearly all those higher profits have gone to just 25 companies.

Instead of the Government trying to force down workers' wages even further, it should be acting against corporate greed.

📍Liverpool - full house
📍Glasgow - full house
📍Newcastle - full house

Next up, Leeds 👊

A week tomorrow, @HydeParkPH screen MANIFESTO at @LeedsUniUnion. The evening includes a Q&A with @RichardBurgon and director @Daniel_Draper_.

Info & Tickets: https://hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/film/manifesto?screeningID=2857

Today in Parliament it was lovely to welcome students from @bishopyoungce taking part in the Big Ideas National Final, presenting their fantastic idea for a preventive fire fighting drone to stop wildfires.

A credit to themselves, their school and our community.

#HopeInAction

Instead of squeezing wages, we need to squeeze the profits of the companies that are ripping off the public and helping drive up inflation.

Well done everyone who showed solidarity with the @RMTunion today. If the government doesn't resolve this tomorrow, we'll need the same again on Thursday.✊

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