Amber Rudd resignation: Labour MP David 'Omar' Lammy tweets reference to ‘The Wire'
The Tottenham MP has been cited by some as one of the main architects, along with Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette Cooper, for securing Rudd’s downfall, after consistently raising the issue in Parliament.
Lammy, seemingly satisfied with the outcome, tweeted the picture of Omar Little with the line: "Walking into Parliament today." Played by actor Michael K. Williams, Omar is one of The Wire’s most beloved characters.
Williams became famous for scenes in which a shotgun-toting Omar would whistle nursery rhymes as he robbed drug dealers.
Walking into Parliament this morning pic.twitter.com/P5pDVxPRXx— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) April 30, 2018
The Tweet drew a range of responses, from hilarity with classic ‘Omar’ lines being quoted back to Lammy, to accusations that the Labour MP was not being sensitive to ‘London’s sky-high murder rate.’
Tweet of the day, of year, of this parliament. Boss.— Amer A. Qaiyum (@AmerAQaiyum) April 30, 2018
Lammy comin', yo.— Gavin Mitchell (@gavinmit) April 30, 2018
Is this a joke..? This is absolutely disgraceful. Firstly, as an MP, you should be showing respect to another MP losing their post. Secondly, as London’s murder rate is sky high this is completely inappropriate. Shame on you.— Jacko La (@WxmJackoLa) April 30, 2018
Gun and knife crime is so high in London at moment and a man of your position tweets this ! What hope have we got !— Gaz (@Returnofthepac1) April 30, 2018
In a reply to Labour colleague Angela Rayner’s call for recognition of Diane Abbott and David Lammy’s “tireless campaigning and advocacy for the real victims in this crisis – the #WindrushGeneration" – he tweeted that the issue “is about justice, and I won't be going quiet now.”
Thank you Angela. As you it is about justice, and I won't be going quiet now.— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) April 30, 2018
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