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Richard Burgon MP @RichardBurgon Leeds, West Yorkshire

Labour MP for East Leeds. Leeds born and bred. Secretary of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs🌹 E-mail for constituents: richard@richardburgon.com

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Joined Twitter 4/4/12


I'll be taking a bit of a social media break during August. Will be good to have some extra time away from the sc… https://t.co/3gSg0ssB74Scientists are warning that a UK Coronavirus second wave could be twice as big as the first. Already UK death rate… https://t.co/tShPLHhQsRThe economic crisis we now face is set to be the worst any of us have experienced. We urgently need to transform… https://t.co/5fjOcShKTLWe stand at a historical crossroads. Crises in public health, the global economy, of inequality & the climate will… https://t.co/TJzoXFvIHO📢 SOCIALIST CAMPAIGN GROUP RALLY Join members of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs and other special gues… https://t.co/dputvRyixv
8/4
2020
📢 SOCIALIST CAMPAIGN GROUP RALLY Join members of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs and other special gues… https://t.co/X8eG3mZa48
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPRIP John Hume. He played a vital role in helping secure peace in Northern Ireland.
8/3
2020
This month marks 75 years since the United States dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 200,000 pe… https://t.co/Il7bOOz9EC
8/2
2020
I’ve drawn up a 10-point plan that could be the basis for united labour movement priorities and campaigns over the… https://t.co/xvZQSh340x
8/1
2020
#EidMubarak to all our fans celebrating around the world! #EidAlAdha https://t.co/VS9uuzJ7ir
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPA nasty, cynical attempt to shift the blame away from those really responsible for this mess: the Tory Government a… https://t.co/28EGe0LHIXHere's how leading scientists say we can get to "Zero Covid". https://t.co/EzO9BnPh77At every step the Government has made a mess of its Covid response. Rather than accepting responsibility for its d… https://t.co/f6MLaRuwDEThis is blatant, misguided, racial prejudice. A set of shocking, outrageous and unacceptable comments based on no f… https://t.co/INiRycV3N8
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPWe stand at a historical crossroads. Simultaneous crises in public health, the global economy, of inequality and th… https://t.co/LL3ZOkXft1Eid Mubarak from me to all Muslims here in East Leeds. As with Eid al-Fitr, this year Eid al-Adha takes place at a… https://t.co/c5NkC5cVtV
7/31
2020
Britain and the world face overlapping crises of historic proportions. Only the Left can meet the challenges of our… https://t.co/XNpsF4mtM2
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThe way British Airways is treating its workers is nothing short of immoral. They must not be allowed to get away… https://t.co/BxZ3QlGs8MMajor protests in Bolivia as the coup government plans to postpone elections yet again. "The Bolivian Workers' Uni… https://t.co/tOvJRExngg
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP.@RichardBurgon "It's absolutely disgraceful the way @British_Airways bosses are treating workers - they deserve be… https://t.co/0xcmcqrdP7
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPPleased to see a team of Left candidates for Labour’s National Executive Committee backed by more than a dozen gras… https://t.co/YfJXgr6QC7According to the Government's own data: 600,000 more UK children have fallen into poverty since 2010. Child pover… https://t.co/1iTq3EMzwb
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP“This plan by BA bosses to #FireAndRehire…is immoral…I urge all colleagues in Parliament, regardless of Party, to s… https://t.co/rxrIWsJ8iJ
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7/30
2020
Pre-ordered my copy of the @HackneyAbbott biography! The story of the radical daughter of working class Jamaican m… https://t.co/W2oeqoshwdSource: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) https://t.co/d4RXG9yG2QOur Government tries to deny just how badly it's handled Coronavirus But so far in July alone, the UK's had more d… https://t.co/InuNkyr2e0
7/29
2020
On the 75th anniversary of the election of the 1945 Labour Government, it’s inspiring to re-read “Let Us Face The F… https://t.co/Yp30GIcEivOn this day 75 years ago, the working class demanded a new society be built out of the rubble, death and debt of Wo… https://t.co/CkWQKz6aGxAs my friend, Jeremy Corbyn, gets on with job of being an incredibly hard working local MP & throwing himself into… https://t.co/jrcC3DAVew
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPClement Attlee’s Labour Government said it wasn’t good enough to go back to the old and unfair ways of doing things… https://t.co/lLX4ALbwCb
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7/26
2020
@Crash_Records It will be fantastic once it’s safe for everyone to be back at a full Elland Road again - back in th… https://t.co/iFihjI0xDJI was there that day watching all this, age 11 and excited, standing on the lower part of the Lowfields. When Rod… https://t.co/Xjq2dOrKX5Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of Clement Attlee’s Labour Government. Out of the devastation of World War II… https://t.co/CnHhGHDWOX
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPWhat a wonderful show of grassroots solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn in recent days. Far too often, tens of thousand… https://t.co/tFOGXMS0qL
7/25
2020
I am grateful for the support of a cross party group of MPs who’ve joined me in writing to the Prime Minister calli… https://t.co/sBmSHAwRhG
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPPaulette Wilson, one of the victims of the Windrush scandal and a campaigner for justice, has died without ever get… https://t.co/rT5GNNnFZhOur communities, already hit hard by a decade of austerity, face huge challenges: a devastating public health crisi… https://t.co/Jq78TN3vdb
7/24
2020
WATCH: @RichardBurgon gave a powerful speech at Arise festival – "We can't fight the economic crisis until we tackl… https://t.co/rGeQGquedO
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPOn Tuesday I spoke out against the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, which will delay the long-awaited review of… https://t.co/uK8JN0lBnn
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPOne month today the eviction ban ends - leaving thousands of renters at risk. The Government must not allow people… https://t.co/wHDRIqbC1ghttps://t.co/pUT05C9Hof
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7/23
2020
Solidarity with Jeremy, today and always. https://t.co/omIEMPnJrt🏆 Vamos Leeds Carajo! https://t.co/Y2YOBmC7LZ
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPLeeds United promoted to the top flight as Champions... 1923/24. 1963/64. 1989/90. 2019/20. Premier League here… https://t.co/B66Yj0mw3JNine years ago today, 77 people - most of them young socialists - were murdered by a far-right terrorist in Norway.… https://t.co/Ci2zptGzFUEarlier this week, the Tories voted down attempts to protect our NHS from US corporations. Now frontline NHS and… https://t.co/p0wjimloYb
7/22
2020
The PM said that the problem with British colonialism in Africa "is not that we were once in charge, but that we ar… https://t.co/alhUKQxAJC
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPCouncil workers have been absolutely crucial in the fight against coronavirus - but the Government is choosing to i… https://t.co/s0vgGeCecRToday at the Justice Select Committee I questioned the Attorney General on the impact huge cuts to CPS staff and bu… https://t.co/RYg1f7r9wFThe exploitation of garment workers in Leicester is just the tip of the iceberg. 936,000 people were underpaid the… https://t.co/rRISgL7xFd
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThanks to @hilarybennmp @FabianLeedsNE @RachelReevesMP @alexsobel and former @LeedsCC_News Leader @jon_trickett for… https://t.co/gVbTJlh54xWe should protect our NHS from profiteers - including US big business. That’s why last night I voted for an Amen… https://t.co/BpnAsbKU85The @LeedsNews on my Early Day Motion in Parliament celebrating the @LUFC Championship triumph and calling for Howa… https://t.co/AOGIfWkNOr
7/21
2020
https://t.co/rYhUAVib3mI’ve brought this Early Day Motion to Parliament congratulating @LUFC on winning the Championship and calling for H… https://t.co/k8ju2vvbMHI have tabled this Early Day Motion on Julian Assange, press freedom and public interest journalism. I’m pleased… https://t.co/zLrQYpXeEFJoin me next Wednesday evening at the launch of the new project “Claim the Future.” I will be joined by Joseph Stig… https://t.co/A28Qnuv7Gu
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7/20
2020
Been going through some old stuff today. Found this - at Tony Benn’s house back when I was at university. ✊ https://t.co/1T6I0bMYOCEvery day as a Leeds fan has now become a day of joy.
7/19
2020
Revie. Wilkinson. Bielsa.🏆 CHAMPIONS!!! @SkyBetChamp
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPNelson Mandela told the Apartheid Court at his trial in 1964 “I should tie myself to no particular system of societ… https://t.co/fgqPELvV4tHere we go.British Airways exploiting the pandemic to implement strategy of cutting wages and terms of employment i… https://t.co/t2OIvKCOL0
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7/18
2020
Bueno https://t.co/uR0zXHIGmm
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP @Kiwi_Whites A great day, Grovesy!See you soon, Premier League! https://t.co/A4zbFVO3PTWE ARE BACK!!! @PremierLeague
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPWe’ve been through it all together and we’ve had our ups and downs but we’ll stay with you forever at least until t… https://t.co/725LoNoq70This week I urged the Government to hold a debate on the report warning of up to 120,000 additional coronavirus dea… https://t.co/G9vUs8Bue7
7/17
2020
In the context of the public health crisis & the coming economic crisis, it’s clear that the radical ideas in Labou… https://t.co/GsQp2Ru2WeToday’s government claim is an attempt to divert attention from the threat to the NHS a Trump trade deal poses and… https://t.co/8zOVyM10bN
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPIt seems the hounding of Jeremy outside his house by the right wing media hasn’t stopped. Whereas Tony Blair ende… https://t.co/C7H6Mz4LieToday’s figures showing 650,000 fewer people in employment is a sign of what is to come without real action. We ne… https://t.co/Hz1qUWcw9V
7/16
2020
As a constituency MP, so many people contact me whose lives have been made a misery by Universal Credit. I’m prou… https://t.co/VhP1wj3qNjThanks @Keir_Starmer for standing up for British Airways workers at #PMQs You‘re right - BA’s behaviour is totally… https://t.co/PH8wceavsj
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPGreat to join the online rally in solidarity with Tower Hamlets strikers today and hear from @unisontweets strikers… https://t.co/zGtzqzXifmThis morning, before #PMQs, I will be attending the @unisontweets Tower Hamlets Virtual Strike Rally to show my sol… https://t.co/sMUtzARv2D
7/15
2020
Tonight we’re launching a campaign to build a statue to Big Jack Charlton in his native Ashington. Jack’s remarkab… https://t.co/RpfuNDYNo3
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPIn our latest newsletter, members of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs look at the fight to put People Bef… https://t.co/V69ina1psb
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPAt the Justice Select Committee today it was very useful to hear from Josh, Nadine and Jhanzab - three young advise… https://t.co/kpRi52JV2SAt Justice Questions today I called on the government to once and for all end the racket of mega-corporations like… https://t.co/UNshcfcdE6The disproportionate use of stop & search in BAME communities is an injustice that undermines trust in our police.… https://t.co/pBw8Rdp1aj
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7/14
2020
As the crises of wages, public services and climate change deepen, policy solutions that are more radical, not less… https://t.co/LDJMH8v9fKThe government must tackle the widespread issues of underpayment and unsafe working conditions that have been broug… https://t.co/7JzlFPJbT0
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPEnglish water companies have handed out £57 billion in dividends since privatisation. At the same time they’ve fai… https://t.co/Dzo5JM0L5b
7/13
2020
Leicester’s Garment Industry and the crisis it presents is just a microcosm of the global assault on worker’s right… https://t.co/BYdSGvfeCs
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPLabour's democratically agreed policy is to raise income tax on those earning £80,000+, reverse Tory corporation ta… https://t.co/YRHnYxUf0A
7/12
2020
Today I really enjoyed taking part in the closing rally of the @arise_festival of Labour’s left ideas alongside so… https://t.co/XTd25Di0r3“If Labour’s programme was pertinent in 2019 [...] then it is even more relevant now. We need an even more ambitiou… https://t.co/PQzwyL2m2hIt's now @RichardBurgon arguing that it's the neoliberal system that has made our public health crisis one of the d… https://t.co/k6XoK4nYkR
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPOur online rally has just started! Watch online now here 👇 https://t.co/MQzJHUmJFi https://t.co/LEyLqKYsDwWe've started with @LauraAMcAlpine, today's chair, kicking us off! Join our #PeopleBeforeProfit rally now:… https://t.co/kpEmyBGkMj
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThe People Before Profit Rally is just about to start. Join me, John McDonnell MP, Diane Abbott MP, Ian Lavery MP… https://t.co/6Wij1cnL4PJack Charlton’s fantastic playing career with Leeds and England and his inspirational management of Ireland weren’t… https://t.co/RuVXDiKfqjSo sorry Jack Charlton has passed away. As a player, Jack was the constant, crucial presence in the transformatio… https://t.co/VtSFDbdOxt✊🌹 2PM TODAY: People Before Profit - 'Arise' Festival Online Closing Rally 🌹✊ WITH: @RichardBurgonhttps://t.co/eYWbmaIzFI
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPToday would have been the 136th @DurhamGala. I’ve got so many special memories from going to the gala over the yea… https://t.co/BHyooq2DA2Rest in peace Jack https://t.co/Z6iIuIAzIE
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7/11
2020
The Coronavirus crisis has once again exposed how across our society private profit is put before public health and… https://t.co/z3mcwIiqkH
7/10
2020
The threats to @DawnButlerBrent and her staff should be of concern to everyone who believes in democracy. Racism h… https://t.co/upm5Pyo45L
7/9
2020

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