On Tuesday March 14th, the Labour Assembly Against Austerity held a meeting in Portcullis House opposite Parliament to discuss the results of the 2017 budget. Led by leading Labour figures including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon and Shadow Foreign Minister Catherine West, the meeting discussed the policy and actions that Labour and its affiliated organisations would be taking in response to increasing government austerity and a budget with a focus on “failed trickle-down economics”. 886 more words
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Women should get more involved in politics – but is the abuse worth it? 553 more words
Last night’s ‘outrage’ (read ‘petulance’) on the part of the right-wing elements of the PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party) said nothing about its targets and everything about the whiners whose ‘pet lip you could sit on’, as this writer’s old mother used to say. 1,053 more words
Another of the protests against the planned state visit to the UK by Donald Trump, his travel ban executive order, Brexit, austerity and other far right trends took place on Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament to coincide with the debate on Article 50 by the House of Lords. 28 more words
Diane Abbott has had a rough week or so.
First, she was mocked for missing the least important of the Brexit votes, the ‘first reading’ where nothing much was going to happen, via a ridiculous social media hashtag. 588 more words