Diane Abbott

UK NEWS: MP DIANE ABBOTT CAUGHT UP IN NEW “RACE ROW” FOR ‘IMPLYING’ THAT TAXI DRIVERS DRIVE PAST BLACK CUSTOMERS

There is no stopping Diane Abbott this week! The woman is on a roll. (LOL). The Labour MP is is in trouble again after accusing taxi drivers of drving past black customers. Abbott tweeted, “Dubious of black people claiming they’ve never experienced racism,” . “Ever tried hailing a taxi I always wonder?” In response to her tweet the OUTRAGED spokesman for the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association Steve McNamara said: “This is a typically silly comment by Diane Abbott and deeply unfair.  The modern generation of taxi []

UK NEWS: THE SOCIETY OF BLACK LAWYERS SENDS OPEN LETTER TO THE EVENING STANDING DEFENDING DIANE ABBOTT

Yesterday Labour MP/Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott caused OUTRAGE (yes it all kicked off folks!) after she tweeted that “white people love playing divide and rule. We should not play their game” during a conversation about the Stephen Lawrence murder trial, and then added that her comments were taken out of context – she was referring to 19th century European colonialism. Now the Society of Black Lawyers has stepped forward to publicly defend Abbott and sent this open letter to the Evening Standard. “The Diane Abbott row is a sideshow []

UK NEWS: MP DIANE ABBOTT APOLOGISES OVER TWITTER ‘RACE ROW’

Oh dear.. Oh dear… that strange old bird Diane Abbott is in trouble again! I wonder if she will still have a job by the end of next week… Anyway during a Twitter conversation with journalist Bim Adewunmi about the Stephen Lawrence murder trial, Labour MP/Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott tweeted, Read the full exchange below. Bin Adewunmi: I do wish everyone would stop saying ‘the black community’ though. WHICH ONE? Bin Adewunmi: Clarifying my ‘black community’ tweet: I hate the generally lazy thinking behind the []

UK NEWS: DIANE ABBOTT ENTERS LABOUR LEADERSHIP CONTEST

Via BBC News Backbench MP Diane Abbott has joined the race for the Labour leadership. The Londoner told the BBC her bid was “serious”, saying there was little between the other candidates, who “all look the same”. The 57-year-old Cambridge graduate, who became the UK’s first black woman MP in 1987, said she was getting support from female and left-leaning colleagues. Continue Reading…. I was shocked when I heard that Diane had entered the contest. This is brilliant news. I wish her the best []