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Labour Assembly Against Austerity Meeting

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


Old (White) Boys Club

Diane Abbott faces torrent of racist and sexist abuse. 702 more words

University Of Glasgow

#PLP #hissyfit over #Abbott/#Shami. Seems it's ok to attack women, long as they're of colour

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

At the End of the Day

 Business lies, liberal lies, conservative lies, Swedish lies, German lies….here lies Truth, broken hearted – lost among the Dear Departed      

I was watching the early part of CNBC Squawkbox this morning. 739 more words

Demonstration Outside Palace of Westminster - London - 20 February 2017

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


#DianeAbbott called 'ape' by Tory, assaulted by Tory. Where's outrage from Harman and co?

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