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Union Leaders Call for Restoring Labour Whip to Diane Abbott Amidst Racism Allegations

In a bold move today, the general secretaries of four Labour-affiliated unions penned a letter to Sir Keir Starmer, urging him to reinstate the Labour whip to Diane Abbott MP. This call comes amidst a prolonged investigation into Abbott’s conduct, which has sparked accusations of racism and misogyny within the party.

Maryam Eslamdoust of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), Dave Ward of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Mick Whelan of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF), and Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) joined forces to advocate for Abbott’s return to the parliamentary party.

They argued that readmitting Abbott, the first black woman MP, would demonstrate the Labour Party’s commitment to combating racism both internally and within society at large.

Abbott has been suspended from the party for over a year following the publication of a controversial newspaper letter, criticized for downplaying anti-Jewish racism.

Throughout this period, she has faced relentless racism, misogyny, and abuse, as highlighted by the union leaders. Despite these challenges, Abbott has remained steadfast in her dedication to serving her constituents and championing the rights of working people for an impressive 37 years in Parliament.

The urgency of the union leaders’ plea is underscored by recent disturbing events. A prominent Tory donor, Frank Hester, sparked outrage with his violent remarks about Abbott, revealing the pervasive racism and hostility she continues to confront.

However, the response from Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party has been disappointing. Their sluggish and opaque investigations into Abbott’s case have fueled mounting concerns within the party.

Many suspect that the delays are deliberate attempts to prevent Abbott from standing as a Labour candidate in the upcoming election, a move perceived as politically motivated and unjust.

The lack of transparency and accountability in the handling of Abbott’s case has raised serious questions about the integrity of the party’s disciplinary processes. Privately, some Labour MPs have voiced concerns that the system is vulnerable to abuse for political gain, further eroding trust in the party leadership.

In light of these developments, the call to reinstate Abbott has gained momentum. A community rally titled “Reinstate Diane Abbott” is scheduled for Sunday at 3 pm in Hackney Downs Park, east London.

The event symbolizes the solidarity and support for Abbott within her constituency and beyond, as activists, supporters, and concerned citizens come together to demand justice and fairness.

As the Labour Party grapples with internal strife and allegations of systemic racism, the decision regarding Abbott’s future within the party carries significant implications.

It’s not just about one MP—it’s about the values and principles the party stands for and its commitment to inclusivity, equality, and justice for all. The eyes of the nation are watching, waiting to see if Labour will indeed stand with Diane Abbott.



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