As a serving MP, I agree with John Reid - the numbers are not there. This will not be a sustainable coalition, we will be at the mercy of tiny parties that simply want to protect their nations from the cuts. This can't work. Above all what we need as a country is a period of stability. This rainbow alliance with Alex Salmond and 'Uncle Tom Cobley and all' cannot hold together.
... the honest and sensible Labour MP Diane Abbott telling it like it is...
Date Added: 10 May 2010
Parachuting another Labour leader in now would be a disaster.
... although not quite the ringing endorsement it sounds as she also referred to him as a caretaker leader
Date Added: 09 May 2010
I felt sorry for her... when they played that clip back to her, her little face dropped.
Speaking on This Week about bigot gate...
Date Added: 30 Apr 2010
Bad moment of the week was the announcement today that my three Labour colleagues in court for allegations of fiddling their expenses are going to get legal aid... the public are going to be very upset.
Diane Abbott - Labour MP for Hackney
Speaking on This Week, this week, on Monday...
Date Added: 12 Apr 2010
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