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British Labour Party politician

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Diane Abbott: British Labour Party politician
Diane Julie Abbott is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. She was the country's first black woman MP as well as the longest serving black MP in the House of Commons. As a member of the Labour Party, she has held various positions in successive Shadow Cabinets; Abbott has been Shadow Home Secretary since 2016.


UK Labour's Abbott says PM Johnson aiming for a coup against parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to limit lawmakers' opportunity to derail his Brexit plans represents a coup against parliament, Labour home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott said on..
Reuters - Published

Labour splits widen as Diane Abbott vows to support Remain over her party's Brexit deal

John McDonnell and Emily Thornberry also declare they would campaign to stay in EU
Independent - Published

Labour preparing ground for no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson in early September, Diane Abbott indicates

'Who has confidence in Boris Johnson apart from the people around him,' says shadow home secretary
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson risks triggering riots with rollout of blanket stop-and-search powers, Diane Abbott warns

'They have opted to 'appear tough' instead of dealing with the root causes of crime'
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott 'afraid' Corbyn will face fresh leadership challenge, recording reveals

Labour peers mull confidence vote in Jeremy Corbyn after shadow Brexit minister sacked
Independent - Published

Labour civil war deepens as Diane Abbott shares call for deputy leader Tom Watson to consider his position

Mr Watson has faced criticism from senior party figures over his attack on general secretary Jennie Formby's handling of antisemitism claims
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott says she is 'beginning to worry' about Labour's Brexit strategy

For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn's longest-standing political ally openly questions his cautious approach
Independent - Published

Brexit campaigner accused of 'revolting racism' for saying black Remainer 'looks like Diane Abbott'

Andy Wigmore 'basically just told me all black people look alike', says Femi Oluwole
Independent - Published

Brexit: Labour wants second referendum on 'any deal', says Corbyn ally Diane Abbott

Labour is now committed to offering the public a referendum on any Brexit deal, Diane Abbott has said.
Independent - Published

Ahed Tamimi: Protest icon to join pro-Palestinian march in London this weekend

West Bank teenager will join MPs including Diane Abbott in march demanding Israel be held accountable for violations of international law
Independent - Published

M&S stores sell out of mojito cans days after Diane Abbott photographed drinking one on tube

Shadow home secretary said she was 'sincerely sorry for drinking on TFL'
Independent - Published

Diane Abbott 'sorry' for drinking on train

diane abbott 'sorry' for drinking on train
The shadow home secretary was seen sipping a mojito on an overground train.
BBC News - Published

Diane Abbott 'sincerely sorry' after drinking mojito on London Overground train

Shadow home secretary should 'put it in a water bottle next time', Twitter user advises
Independent - Published

Julian Assange: Jeremy Corbyn says government should block WikiLeaks founder's extradition to US as Diane Abbott says it could breach his human rights

Labour leader urges British government to oppose request from Trump administration
Independent - Published

Julian Assange: Reaction across the globe to WikiLeaks founder's arrest

Sajid Javid and Diane Abbott clash in Commons over Australian's detention
Independent - Published

Shamima Begum: Sajid Javid facing outrage as death of Isis bride's son labelled 'stain on the conscience' of government

Diane Abbott says the death of three-week old Jarrah is 'stain on the conscience of government'
Independent - Published

Hardcore pornography and video games partly to blame for surge in violent crime, says Diane Abbott

'I just think some young people, the video games they play, the stuff they see online, it may desensitise them to violence'
Independent - Published

UK minister criticised for 'coloured' term

uk minister criticised for 'coloured' term
Diane Abbott says Amber Rudd's use of the word "coloured" was "outdated" and "offensive".
BBC News - Published

Amber Rudd calls Diane Abbott a 'coloured woman' during BBC radio interview

'The term 'coloured', is an outdated, offensive and revealing choice of words'
Independent - Published

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