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David Lammy
Labour MP for Tottenham. Former Minister (Higher Education, Culture, Justice, Health) now on the backbenches telling it like it is. Pre-order Tribes below.
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David Lammy 20h
Wonderful scenes in New Zealand’s Parliament as the Speaker looks after and feeds a baby. Would love to see it replicated in ours. Can Boris Johnson fit on John Bercow's lap though?
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David Lammy 23h
Macron: The backstop is indispensable. The Telegraph: Major boost for Boris Johnson. Me:
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David Lammy Aug 22
After your party cut the Border Force by 18%, the NCA called for a £2.1bn budget increase. Now you risk decimating it altogether by crashing out of the EU with no deal. Your recent rhetoric on security and safety is utterly vacuous.
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David Lammy Aug 22
Angela Merkel has played Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson like a fiddle. She has put the ball firmly in his court to find "alternative solutions" that both she and him know full well do not exist. She has called his bluff. And he has blinked.
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David Lammy Aug 21
The Amazon rainforest is the lungs of the world. Home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million indigenous people. Deliberately starting fires for deforestation is a crime against Humanity.
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David Lammy Aug 21
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David Lammy Aug 21
The U.S is locking up children in migrant camps indefinitely. We should take this moment not only to condemn such barbarity, but also reflect on how the UK stands alone across Europe in enforcing its own system of indefinite detention.
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David Lammy Aug 21
Just like his mandate, negotiating strategy and credibility, Boris Johnson pretends that “alternative arrangements” exist when he knows they do not. Utterly clueless, reckless and hopeless.
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David Lammy Aug 20
Trashing a NATO ally because you can’t buy 2 million sq km of territory for personal gain is obscene. It’s the behaviour of a petulant dictator not the leader of the free world.
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David Lammy Aug 20
Trumps remarks calling Jewish people disloyal are unbelievably offensive but far more than that they are dangerous. It weaponises and others Jewish Americans and makes them a target for the extremists and anti- semites. These are dangerous times.
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David Lammy Aug 20
As our country enters into a crisis like never before, we are retreating into a new kind of tribalism. So pleased that I am finally in the last stages of writing my book this summer, Tribes.
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David Lammy Aug 20
Replying to @DavidLammy
It's not just Boris Johnson’s childish unwillingness to re-negotiate that is exposed. It's his crazed desire to tear up environmental and labour laws. A bonfire of rights and regulations, Boris Johnson's Brexit is a threat to working people's lives and the future of our planet.
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David Lammy Aug 20
What a farce. By relying on "determination" to replace the backstop, Boris Johnson has in fact exposed his desperation, as he admits to the EU that he has absolutely no idea what he's doing. There's only one "alternative arrangement" to the backstop: remaining in the EU.
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David Lammy Aug 19
There’s a tendency to portray Brexit Party candidates as loony and eccentric. Darren Selkus is neither - he is violent and extremely dangerous. Here he is making a veiled death threat. MPs who want to stop no-deal are nether traitors nor guilty of treason.
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David Lammy Aug 19
Applaud Sir Elton John intervention. The hounding of Harry and Meghan is becoming a witch-hunt replete with nasty racial and xenophobic overtones that have become typical not unusual in a post EU referendum environment that has emboldened the worst elements of British society
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David Lammy Aug 19
Can we put a curfew on Priti Patel instead?
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David Lammy Aug 18
107 England caps, 7 FA Cups, 3 Premier Leagues, 1 Ashley Cole. Probably the best full-back England have ever had. Congrats on an incredible career, even if some of it was for Arsenal.
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David Lammy Aug 18
Let me get this straight. An NHS nurse who is an EU national and happens to be on holiday won’t be able to get back into the UK? Are you serious? What an absolute disgrace of a government. Boris Johnson should be ashamed of himself.
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David Lammy Aug 18
The average life expectancy in this country is 81. In Glasgow, it’s 71 for men. State pension policy won’t affect people like IDS. But it will affect those who will now be working until the day they die.
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David Lammy Aug 17
Boris Johnson pursuit of a No Deal Brexit is the most unbelievable act of self harm.
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