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Hackney Fashion Hub ‘does nothing for Hackney’

18 Mar , 2016  

Hackney Fashion Hub might bring the world’s luxury fashion market into the borough but it is not clear how far the local community will feel its benefits. Andrew Simmons, the strategy director of Hackney Fashion Hub, said only 10 per cent of workspaces within the project will be affordable for local designers and only half […]

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How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

18 Mar , 2016  

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect of “people at the rung of the ladder”. In what he termed “a budget for the next generation”, Chancellor George Osborne announced a sugar tax on soft drinks to help tackle […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Diane Abbott blasts Osborne over ‘misleading’ Budget

16 Mar , 2016  

Diane Abbott has slammed George Osborne’s Budget and its impact on Hackney. Ms Abbott exclusively told Hackney Post: “The chancellor’s latest budget paints a rosy picture but this couldn’t be further from the truth for Hackney.” Growing inequality Ms. Abbott said that zero-hours contracts, the high costs of rent and public transport and the decline in social […]

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Hackney Council under fire for refugee response

16 Mar , 2016  

Campaigners have slammed Hackney Council for its failure to accommodate more asylum seekers, with refugee communities warning the borough “is facing its own refugee crisis”. Despite Hackney MP Diane Abbott’s repeated claim that refugees are welcome in Hackney, there were only 36 asylum seekers living in the borough at the end of 2015, according to […]

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Hackney campaigners say ‘Kill the Housing Bill!’

15 Mar , 2016  

Campaigners and residents from Hackney joined a crowd of thousands on Sunday to protest against the “death” of affordable housing. Demonstrators gathered in Lincoln’s Inn Fields before marching towards Parliament to voice their opposition to the government’s planned housing bill. Hackney MP Diane Abbott spoke briefly at the march and was heckled when she announced […]

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Diane Abbott and speakers say refugees are welcome here

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‘Refugees are Welcome Here’ – Diane Abbott

3 Mar , 2016  

Diane Abbott said ‘Refugees are welcome here’ and called on Hackney residents to join her in welcoming refugees at a march next month. The message given by Ms Abbott at a meeting organised by campaign group Hackney Stand Up to Racism and Fascism last Wednesday evening. Ms Abbott told Hackney Post it was important that […]

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Rus Shaw. Photo: Tech London Advocates

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Tech City firms warn Brexit will cost London top talent

3 Mar , 2016  

Businesses in East London’s Tech City have spoken out against the possibility of Brexit ahead of the EU referendum this summer. Senior members of startups and e-commerce companies have blasted the prospect of Britain quitting the EU, which was given a major boost when London Mayor Boris Johnson joined the “Out” campaign last week. Brexit […]

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Boris and Leo Johnson. Photo: Financial Times

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Exclusive: Boris ‘too intelligent’ to believe in Brexit says Diane Abbott

3 Mar , 2016  

Boris Johnson is too clever to believe Brexit is a good idea and is using the referendum to advance his leadership ambitions, Diane Abbott claimed in an exclusive interview yesterday. “Boris is too intelligent to say we’d be better off out of Europe, it’s tactical”, she told the Hackney Post.  “Boris is advancing his career, he’s trying […]

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Abbott calls for rent controls

15 Nov , 2015  

  Diane Abbott says soaring housing prices threaten Hackney’s diversity and local government must act to control them. “It falls on local authorities and the mayor to recognise that the social and racial diversity of areas like Hackney is important and should be preserved,” the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP said at Abney Park cemetery in […]

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UKIP Candidate Keith Fraser Credit: http://keithfraser.org/

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UKIP candidate Keith Fraser throws down gauntlet to Diane Abbott

25 Mar , 2015  

UKIP’s newly announced parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Keith Fraser, has thrown down the gauntlet in the race to take the seat in the upcoming general election.   Speaking exclusively to the Post, Keith Fraser revealed that Hackney was ready for a change from incumbent Labour MP Diane Abbott, who has held […]

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