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David Lammy
Labour MP for Tottenham. Campaigner. Former Minister (Higher Education, Culture, Justice, Health) now on the backbenches telling it like it is. Spurs fan
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David Lammy 14h
Three years ago today my parliamentary colleague Jo Cox was murdered by a far right terrorist. Today it is more important than ever to remember her words: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us."
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David Lammy 17h
My 5 year old daughter has made me a yummy castle cake for Fathers Day with a little help from her brothers. Just a few extra pounds this week.
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David Lammy 18h
This start a new chapter with your children by reading to them. This will help their vocabulary, language skills, make them more attentive in the classroom and broaden their imagination.
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David Lammy 18h
Donald Trump cheering the British far right yet again. The UK's violent crime problem is serious, but not close to the US' murder rate - one of the highest in the developed world. You insult the memories of these teenagers by using their deaths to fuel your dog whistle attacks.
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David Lammy Jun 15
Wake up Mr Blackburn ! Google the Windrush scandal. Your facist dreams are coming through...
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David Lammy Jun 15
If you have switched off the news for the rest of the summer or you are on holiday or abroad: A summary of the state of the UK in a hundred words. 👇🏿
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David Lammy Jun 15
This huge spike in homophobic and transphobic hate crimes is horrific. We must do all we can to unite against hate and bigotry.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Mr Gaffen I have sat back. Problem is, it’s a bloody car crash! But as you are so clear, In your opinion what version of Brexit did the people vote for? Mrs May’s version? Mr Johnson’s version(Canada +)? Mr Farages version ( No Deal ) ? Norway + ? A Custom Union ? Enlighten me.
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David Lammy Jun 14
It breaks my heart to watch our country which at its best is proudly diverse, open and outwards-facing be deformed by discriminatory government policies. We are now the subject of international condemnation from the UN.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @NKhakipour
For the record you owe me an apology. A simple google search will confirm I spoke about Grenfell on the day it happened as we searched for my friend who died and the following day I spoke to nearly every major broadcaster about why I felt it was gross negligence manslaughter.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Mr Curl, I knew Khadija Saye that is why I will always have her in my heart on this day. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody who lost their lives two years ago whatever their colour or creed. I am so sorry you felt the need to communicate in this manner.
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David Lammy Jun 14
The Brexit crisis won't be solved by 120,000 participants in a hard-right beauty pageant. We can't just sit back and watch as a new leader tries to out-Brexit Nigel Farage. Only the people can stop us making an historic mistake. We need a .
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @DavidLammy
When public investment is framed as fiscal incompetence, poverty is punished with a death sentence. And when economic growth is prioritised at all costs, human lives are treated as mere collateral damage.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Please delete this miserable small minded nonsense. Show some respect on today of all days! Try having some compassion and basic human empathy for those of lost their lives.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @DavidLammy
After the fire, the Prime Minister promised "my Government will do whatever it takes to help those affected, get justice and keep our people safe". Theresa May's failure to keep her promises on is one of the most damning features of an atrocious legacy.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @DavidLammy
Nearly 60,000 people still live in high-rise buildings covered Grenfell-style, flammable cladding.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @DavidLammy
Too many survivors have still not been rehoused and are still living in hotels and temporary accommodation two years after the fire. As of 23rd May this included 17 households living in temporary homes, serviced apartments or hotels.
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @DavidLammy
But the local and national government response has been characterized by chaos. The Public Inquiry has still not delivered a report, or interim recommendations. Survivors have not been meaningfully involved in the process. We need to hear their voices:
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David Lammy Jun 14
Replying to @DavidLammy
Two years ago today was the worst preventable disaster seen in this country in modern times. Justice still evades the 72 who were killed and many more who lost their homes. Today we remember , stand in solidarity and say a tragedy like it must never happen again.
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David Lammy Jun 13
Khadija was a visionary young artist with a beautiful soul. Her life was tragically and heartbreakingly cut short by the Grenfell Tower fire. May she and all those who perished rest in peace. We shall never stop in our quest for justice on their behalf.
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