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Diane Abbott has stated that the Labour occasion will ban her from standing as a candidate on the upcoming basic election.

The MP for Hackney North had the occasion whip restored on Tuesday after she was suspended final April over a letter she wrote in The Observer suggesting Jewish persons are not subjected to the identical racism as another minorities.

Sir Keir Starmer is now dealing with backlash over his therapy of her with considered one of her pals Jacqueline McKenzie demanding to know whether or not the Labour chief has been dishonest.

Another particular person near Ms Abbott stated the veteran MP was provided to “stand down with dignity” however former Tony Blair’s aide John McTernan claimed the method was “designed to humiliate her”.

It comes as Sir Keir stated Labour’s National Executive Committee sparked weeks of hypothesis on whether or not Ms Abbott will have the ability to stand for the occasion – because it emerged a celebration investigation into her completed 5 months in the past.


Breaking: Diane Abbott barred from standing on the basic election

Diane Abbott has confirmed that she’s been barred by Labour from standing as a candidate for Labour.

Abbott instructed the BBC: “Although the whip has been restored I am banned from standing.

It comes as the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington was suspended from the party more than a year ago after claiming the Jewish and Traveller communities are not subject to racism but rather prejudice.

She immediately apologised for the remarks.

Ms Abbott was subjected to an investigation into her comments that ended in December.

It is now unclear whether she will no stand as an independent candidate.


Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 07:39


Tory minister says party does not owe Rayner an apology

Greater Manchester Police confirmed yesterday they will take no further action against Labour Deputy leader Angela Rayner.

It comes after Conservative party deputy chair James Daly made accusations surrounding her living arrangements.

Tory minster Damian Hinds has now said the party doesn’t owe the Labour MP an apology, saying: “This all could have been cleared up a great deal earlier had Sir Keir Starmer simply read Angela’s tax advice and it had been published.

“That’s what all the unclarity, all the uncertainty was about.”

(PA Archive)

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 08:31


Conservatives vow to scrap ‘rip-off’ levels

Tories pledge to broaden apprenticeships by scrapping low performing college programs.

The occasion has promised to carry 100,000 new apprenticeships annually if elected.

Minister for faculties Damian Hinds stated: “For some, that will be university and for some it will be apprenticeship. And in both cases, we want to make sure the quality is really high.

“So the apprenticeships that you have now are significantly upgraded compared to what we’ve had in the past,” he stated, arguing that there’s “the opportunity now to grow that very significantly”.

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 08:28


Abbott ally says the veteran MP was provided to ‘stand down with dignity’

An individual near Abbott instructed Playbook that the veteran MP had provided to “stand down with dignity” after having had the whip restored.

They added that she was fully blindsided by the studies on Tuesday saying she was barred, including: “These schoolboys in the party are obviously not happy about it and are briefing against her,” the particular person stated.

“They couldn’t even let her have her moment. It’s unkind and unfair.”

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 08:23


Former Labour aide accuses Keir Starmer of humiliating Diane Abbott

Tony Blair’s former director of political operations John McTernan instructed Times Radio that the investigation into her allegations was “designed to humiliate” the MP.

He added: “Whoever is responsible for this should hang their head in shame.”

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 08:21


First TV debate scheduled for June 4

The first election face off between Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer will reportedly happen subsequent Tuesday.

ITV will host the televised debate with each political leaders precisely a month earlier than the overall election.


Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 08:08


Labour shadow minister unaware of Abbott election ban

Shadow well being secretary Wes Streeting was reside on BBC Breakfast when Diane Abbott confirmed she has been barred from standing as a Labour MP.

Asked in regards to the information, he stated: “I’m hearing this for the first time,” and added that he’s glad that she had her whip restored.

But Ms Streeting admitted he’s not in control with the most recent choices round her standing within the occasion.

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 08:02


Starmer’s honesty about Diane Abbott questioned

Friends of Diane Abbott have demanded to know if Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour management have been dishonest in the best way they’ve handled Diane Abbott, David Maddox studies.

Ms Abbott’s good friend Jacqueline McKenzie, an immigration lawyer at Leigh Day, instructed Radio 4’s Today Programme: “I think Diane’s really shocked. She has been for a very long time because this investigation has gone on for 13 months.

“I think those around her were quite surprised yesterday to learn that the investigation had concluded in September. It is not clear to me that she knew the investigation had concluded but I certainly saw some surprise in some of her exchanges.

“But I think what was really astonishing about all of that was the fact that just this week we saw Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, as well as senior officials saying that an investigation was still underway.

“I think it is really incumbent upon them to explain have they been honest about this process. I think that’s what really shocking.”

She added that M Abbott “wants the opportunity to make the decision” on whether or not to face, noting that as Britain’s black feminine MP she is “a hugely important figure”.

Ms McKenzie stated that claims she is antisemitic is “total nonsense” and that “she is truly sorry” for the offensive letter she wrote to The Guardian.

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 07:31


July General Election Campaign: Week 2

Welcome to a different day on the overall election marketing campaign path. MPs and candidates from all events proceed to journey throughout the nation making an attempt to persuade voters.

Here’s what you possibly can anticipate from right now:

  • Tories promise to scrap “rip-off” levels for brand spanking new apprenticeships.
  • Labour shadow well being secretary Wes Streeting anticipated to element plans to chop NHS ready lists from the West Midlands.
  • The Lib Dems head to Wales to set out plan to rescue farmers.
  • SNP urges Labour to nationalise rail companies.

Salma Ouaguira29 May 2024 07:15


Sunak spoke to Johnson ‘the other day’, amid hypothesis over marketing campaign function

Rishi Sunak stated he spoke to Boris Johnson “just the other day”, amid hypothesis about what function the previous prime minister might play within the election marketing campaign.

Mr Sunak stated they’d mentioned “the risk” Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer poses to the UK, as he declined to say whether or not his Downing Street predecessor-but-one would hit the marketing campaign path for him.

There has been hypothesis that Mr Johnson, nonetheless seen by many Conservatives as a powerful campaigner, would possibly assist drum up help for the Tories as they languish behind Labour within the polls forward of the July 4 General Election.

Tara Cobham29 May 2024 07:00