Stoke Newington MP hits out at Labour aquiescence to Tory policies

In a hard-hitting article on Labour List, Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney north and Stoke Newington has hit out at Keith Starmer and the Labour Party leadership for failing to oppose Tory legislation. She took the opportunity of the vote on the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill to say,

“Abstaining on a human rights matter like this is a nonsense. Labour ought to know where it stands on this type of issue. But sadly it has been clear for some time that Keir and his advisers take the view that there is almost nothing the Tories can bring forward on policing or security that they are prepared to oppose. They are not concerned about the intrinsic merit of any legislation. Their main issue is that they are convinced that, by moving right on policing, security and human rights, they can lure “Red Wall” voters back into the arms of the Labour Party.”

Full article HERE

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