David Lammy (@DavidLammy )

David Lammy

Bio Labour MP for Tottenham. Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice. Recently wrote a new book, Tribes. Spurs fan #COYS.
Location Tottenham
Tweets 21,4K
Followers 660,3K
Following 4,7K
Account created 10-12-2008 14:53:54
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iPhone : Inexcusable to try and shift the blame onto care homes and their workers.

The government was too slow to provide the right guidance, too slow on PPE and too slow on testing.

The least Boris Johnson could do is take responsibility for the mistakes his government made. twitter.com/joepike/status…

iPhone : We are working on a project speaking to 50 black Britons aged from 16 to 25 about life in the UK, from Penzance, throughout the country, to Inverness and Belfast. Please share this in your networks. Many thanks theguardian.com/world/2020/jun…

Twitter Web App : These tragic deaths raise serious questions about the treatment of cleaners during the pandemic that the Ministry of Justice must answer.

There must now be a thorough investigation to assess what mistakes were made.


Twitter Web App : The government will no longer publish the number of people given coronavirus tests each day. This is a total shambles. As lockdown eases, accountability on testing has never been more important.

iPhone : Keir Starmer says he does not regret taking the knee as its an expression of solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter moment but it should be an individual choice.

In whatever way, we have to recognise that this is a turning point.

#CallKeir| l-bc.co/CallKeir

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Twitter Web App : Finally. But as with several aspects of this government's response, for many this will be too little too late.

Government should extend the furlough scheme for those who can't do their jobs while venues are shut.

We have to do all we can to protect culture before it's too late. twitter.com/OliverDowden/s…

iPhone : Fantastic photo tribute to the Windrush generation in my old home of Peterborough. Thank you. Brought back great memories of the small but special community in that city. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Twitter Web App : Thank you to all the heroes who have served in our National Health Service.

The whole country owes you an enormous debt.

#NHS72 #ThankYouNHS

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iPhone : This week we welcome Tottenham-bred Labour MP David Lammy to Table Manners. Listen here - smarturl.it/tablemanners/

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iPhone : 72 years ago, after the destruction of World War Two, a Labour government created the National Health Service.

In our hour of need, its brave nurses, doctors and other workers have risked their lives to keep us safe. #ThankYouNHS

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Twitter Web App : Thanks to Karl Turner MP for producing this superb report on saving access to justice in this crisis. The government must act before it is too late.


Twitter Web App : Says the man who brandished a smoked kipper on stage in the Tory leadership hustings which led to him becoming Prime Minister twitter.com/Independent/st…

Twitter Web App : Welcome that Ministry of Justice have promised a 'full consultation' on this after relentless campaigning led by Karl Turner MP.

These ill-considered reforms will heap further pressure on legal aid providers and leave vulnerable people unrepresented.


iPhone : We will never forget the brave sacrifices of the heroes in our NHS.

To honour them we must not repeat the same mistakes in the next stage of this pandemic.

iPhone : The Government are putting up yet another barrier to justice for the #WindrushGeneration. In sneaking out that victims will need to prove “beyond reasonable doubt" that incomes were impacted to receive compensation reveals yet another grave unfairness. The Home Secretary must act twitter.com/DannyShawBBC/s…