Diane Abbott

‘Child spies’ must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says.<p>A revised code of practice for use of covert human intelligence sources (CHIS), published on Wednesday by the Home Office, states that a parent, guardian, …

Human Rights

Diane Abbott: 'Before going to bed, I wrap my hair and have a cup of camomile tea'

<b>Sleep</b><p>It’s extremely important to me. I’ve read a lot recently about how bad not sleeping is for your health. Unfortunately, I’m always up by 6am, no matter what time I go to bed, and I’m lucky to get four uninterrupted hours. Before going to bed, I wrap my hair and have a cup of camomile tea. I am …

Lifestyle (UK)

Police Federation says public left vulnerable by Tory cuts to services

Police are failing the public because of Tory cuts, the new head of the Police Federation has warned.<p>John Apter said shortages left officers unable …

UK Politics

Diane Abbott: This government’s immigration system must end

On the last day parliament sat before recess, the Home Secretary gave a statement in response to Stephen Shaw’s second review of the government’s …

Great Britain

Online trolls may be barred from being MP or councillor

<b>Online trolls who intimidate election candidates or campaigners could be barred from public office under government proposals being considered.</b><p>Extreme intimidation cases are already punishable with a jail sentence.<p>A 2017 parliamentary report highlighted the "significant factor" of social media …

Great Britain

Councillor referred to police after calling Theresa May a 'b---' and saying she should be hanged

A newly-elected councillor has been referred to the police by a Tory minister after describing the Prime Minister as a "b----" and saying she should be hanged.<p>Richard Alderman, who was elected this week as an independent councillor for Rutland County Council, has posted racist and threatening …

Anna Soubry

Labour’s Diane Abbott: LGBT asylum seekers should not be sent back to homophobic countries

UK Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has called for the government to respect the right in a speech at the PinkNews summer reception in …

LGBTQI

Diane Abbott criticised over attending fundraiser for 'extremist' transgender group that encourages giving cross-sex hormone drugs to children

Diane Abbott has been criticised for attending a fundraising event for a controversial transgender lobby group that advocates giving hormone drugs to …

Labour Party

Portrait of Diane Abbott MP on display in Manchester

The UK Parliament has loaned a portrait of Diane Abbott MP to the People’s History Museum in Manchester for the new exhibition 'Represent! Voices 100 …

UK Parliament

Watch: Diane Abbott jeered on Question Time over fake news

Diane Abbott tried to go on the attack on Question Time last night, by suggesting that one of her fellow panellists has said that victims of knife crime in London were all drug dealers. The shadow home secretary said:<p>‘It’s really not true to say that every young person that gets stabbed in London …

Labour Party

Labour's Diane Abbott steamrollers Tory minister for calling Grenfell safety a 'technical issue' in furious TV clash

Labour's Diane Abbott tore into a Tory minister tonight for branding Grenfell safety a "technical issue" in a furious TV clash.<p>The top MP hit out at …

Great Britain

Grenfell: Abbott and Raab on cladding ban

Labour's Diane Abbott asks the housing minister if he would live in a house with combustible cladding, after the Grenfell Tower disaster.<p>Minister Dominic Raab told BBC Question Time the government "have made it very clear we will proceed to ban combustible cladding" but consultation was needed …

UK Politics

Labour would close down Yarl’s Wood and end government’s 'hostile environment' policy, says Diane Abbott

The Labour Party will end the government’s “hostile environment” policy and close the Yarl’s Wood and Brook House immigration detention centres if it …

Great Britain

Diane Abbott: Labour would close two immigration detention centres

<b>Labour has pledged to close the UK's two main immigration detention centres, in the wake of the Windrush scandal.</b><p>The move is part of a package of measures to reverse the government's so-called hostile environment policy.<p>Labour says the money saved from closing the Yarl's Wood and Brook House …

UK Politics

Diane Abbott joins Windrush protest march on Whitehall

Shadow home secretary tells crowd that ‘all roads lead back to Theresa May’ regarding Tories’ hostile environment policy<p>Members of the Windrush generation, their families and supporters have been joined by the shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, at a rally outside Downing Street. The demonstration …

Great Britain

Tory Who Called Diane Abbott A 'Pig' Reinstated As Member Straight After Election

Anthony Mullen has suspension lifted despite "offensive" tweets in second incident of its kind on Thursday.<p>Anthony Mullen<p>A Tory suspended for …

Great Britain

Tory suspended over tweet calling Diane Abbott a 'pig' reinstated after he won his council seat

A Tory councillor suspended over social media posts referring to Diane Abbott as a “pig” has been reinstated by the party, as soon as he was elected …

UK Politics

In praise of Diane Abbott, one of the only MPs to come out of Windrush with any credit

When it comes to one of the biggest political scandals in recent years, she has been impeccable.<p>I’m not quite sure when it became conventional wisdom …

Great Britain

Sajid Javid must not lose sight of immigration targets 

Some bizarre things have happened lately, but we may have reached peak surreal this week when Diane Abbott lectured a Conservative government on competence. Yes, Diane Abbott. The Shadow Home Secretary who said that an additional 10,000 police officers would cost £300,000 a year.<p>(And I thought my …

Great Britain

Community order for man who sent racial abuse to Diane Abbott

A man who sent a racially abusive letter to Diane Abbott has been given a community order.<p>Roy Brown, 69, sent the letter to the shadow home secretary’s Westminster office in August 2017. The note, which was opened by one of her parliamentary assistants, included a string of racist abuse.<p>It also …

UK Politics

Troll threatened to butcher Diane Abbott 'like Pc Blakelock's killer' and burn her alive in racist letter

A pensioner has admitted sending a racist letter to Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott in which he described black people as "vermin."<p>Barkingside …

UK Politics

Diane Abbott refuses to say what she’d do with illegal immigrants six times

<b>Sorry, this video isn't available any more.</b><p>Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott repeatedly declined to spell out her position on the deportation of …

Immigration

Sajid Javid named as new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd quits

<b>Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd quit last night.</b><p>He will be replaced as Communities and Local Government …

Amber Rudd

Piers Morgan asks Diane Abbott the same question SIX times on Labour's illegal immigrant policy

Diane Abbott clashed with Piers Morgan when he grilled her on the Labour Party's immigration policy this morning.<p>The shadow home secretary said she …

Amber Rudd

Piers Morgan vs Diane Abbott – fair question or stitch-up? You decide …

Diane Abbott was on Good Morning Britain today where she refused to answer Piers Morgan’s question about Labour policy on illegal immigrants, …

British Humour

Labour's immigration policy plunged into chaos as key figures Diane Abbott and Barry Gardiner contradict each other

LABOUR’S immigration policy was in tatters last night after key Shadow Cabinet Ministers contradicted each other over deportation of illegal …

Immigration

Abbott: PM has questions to answer on Windrush

Theresa May still has questions to answer on the "Windrush fiasco", says Labour's Diane Abbott.<p>The shadow home secretary said Amber Rudd was right to resign as "somebody had to take responsibility".

UK Politics

Sajid Javid: We will do right by Windrush generation

The new home secretary has been answering questions from MPs about the immigration issues facing the Windrush generation.<p>Sajid Javid said his parents came to the UK from the Commonwealth in the 1960s, and he was "personally committed, and invested, in resolving the difficulties faced by the people …

Great Britain

Diane Abbott gets so much racist abuse her aides update police every week

Diane Abbott gets so many abusive messages her staff send a bundle to the police once a week.<p>Labour’s shadow home secretary revealed the abuse …

Windrush

Home Secretary Rudd resists calls to quit, apologises for immigration policy error

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd resisted calls to quit on Friday, apologising for not being aware of the use of deportation targets in her department and vowing to implement fair and humane immigration policy.<p>Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives in Downing Street, …

Great Britain