I am disgusted by the Home Office raids in Pollokshields.
It is particularly unacceptable that this is happening during a pandemic, in an area that has a spike in cases and on the day of Eid.
We need an immigration policy that is based on human dignity & human rights.
Simple questions deserve simple answers.
How much did David Cameron earn and how much did he stand to earn trying to get control of NHS pay via Greensill?
Being Prime Minister should be about the heights of public service not monetising your period in office!
#EidMubarak to all those celebrating in London, the UK and across the world.
Let us hope we can leave behind these challenging times together for a period of happiness, compassion and peace. #EidAlFitr
If this was a single parent in Tottenham getting hammered by Universal Credit, screwed by austerity & kicked in the balls by the Hostile Environment, they would not get off as lightly as @BorisJohnson.
There can't be one rule for the Prime Minister and another for everyone else. https://t.co/f9gcEtu3rH
Scandalous. The government must publish this immediately.
We can't let @BorisJohnson cover up his mistakes that led to the UK having the worst death toll in Europe and the deepest economic downturn in the developed world. https://t.co/T3dRCGmjTj
"Restore the balance of power between the executive, legislature and the courts" means watering down Judicial Review to stop the public from challenging the government.
"Renew democracy" means disenfranchising millions through Voter ID.
@BorisJohnson governs like it's 1984.
.@BorisJohnson's government is prioritising:
- Voter suppression
- Reducing the power of the courts
- Watering down Judicial Review and Human Rights
The @Conservatives are not levelling up the country.
They are bringing us down by tearing out the foundations of our democracy.
The @Conservatives have promised a Victims’ Bill in almost every Queen’s Speech since 2016.
Yet five years on, their bill still has not appeared in Parliament.
@UKLabour has its Victims' Bill published, brought to Parliament, and ready to go.
Today Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans to water down the public’s power to challenge the govt when it acts unlawfully through Judicial Review, as well as our human rights and the courts.
@UKLabour opposes this authoritarian attack on the fundamentals of our democracy.
Reports of Israeli air strikes on Gaza killing civilians including children are awful.
Any attack that threatens civilians must be condemned in the strongest terms & international law must be respected.
Both sides must now do everything possible to de-escalate tensions.
In the 2019 election, there was just one conviction for voter fraud.
3.5 million British citizens do not have a photo ID.
This is a cynical and ugly attempt to rig the system to disempower the poorest and most marginalised groups.