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Diane Abbott reveals illness and hits out at 'vicious' Tory campaign
“During the election campaign, everything went crazy – and the diabetes was out of control, the blood sugar was out of control,” she told the Guardian, saying that she was badly affected after facing six or seven interviews in a row without eating enough food.
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But she hit out at the relentless attacks against Corbyn, Labour and her, claiming that she felt as if she was in a “vortex” as it dawned on her that she had been chosen to be singled out for targeting by the prime minister and the Conservative’s chief strategist. “Clearly I was part of Lynton Crosby’s grid,” she said.

Abbott, who revealed that a number of Tory MPs had approached her since returning to parliament to express their distaste at the tone of the campaign, said the Labour party had considered legal action at one point.
by:AnushkaAsthana  by:HeatherStewart  from:TheGuardian  DianeAbbott  health  politics  disability  GeneralElection2017  Labour  Conservatives 
june 2017 by owenblacker
mayypa — Corbyn confirms Labour's Lyn Brown to step in as...
RT : Corbyn confirms Labour's Lyn Brown to step in as 'unwell' takes break from campaign | Diane Abbott…
DianeAbbott  from twitter
june 2017 by heyyouapp
We need to talk about Diane Abbott. Now.
Diane Abbott is tougher than any one of you sitting here making your lame memes from behind anonymous screens. She is a titan. A pioneer.

 Diane Abbott is here for women, children, food bank users, nurses, students, mothers, disabled people, refugees, every single one of us.

 Diane is one of the very best members of Parliament you could EVER hope to have to stand up for you, and you have her, & you better hold her. Because if the Tories get back in tomorrow my god we are going to need Diane more than ever to stand up to their callous, brutal austerity.

If we have five more years of cuts and cruelty, we need five more years of one of its strongest opponents to face it down. We need Diane.
by:JackMonroe  politics  DianeAbbott  GeneralElection2017  labour  misogyny  misogynoir  bullying  abuse  race 
june 2017 by owenblacker
mayypa — General Election 2017: Why did Diane Abbott pull...
RT : General Election 2017: Why did Diane Abbott pull out of BBC debate this morning? | Diane Abbott
DianeAbbott  from twitter
june 2017 by heyyouapp
mayypa — Home Secretary Amber Rudd 'worried' about Labour's...
RT : Home Secretary Amber Rudd 'worried' about Labour's ability to deal with terror threats |
DianeAbbott  from twitter
may 2017 by heyyouapp
British voters look like they’re rejecting Santa and embracing Scrooge. Why? | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian
Theresa May’s motive in channelling her inner Ebenezer is uncomplicated. She knows she’s going to win, so she wants a mandate – permission to make the moves she believes will be necessary over the next five or even 10 years in government. For that, she needs to shake off the commitments made by David Cameron in 2015 that were designed simply to win an election (and which he doubtless expected to bargain away in a coalition agreement). May’s manifesto is proof that you make very different promises if you know you’re going to have to keep them.
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Now many of us may well insist, to our last breath, that the crash was made on Wall Street not Downing Street, and that if anything, Gordon Brown handled a global crisis with great skill. But, thanks in part to the relentless message discipline of Cameron and George Osborne, the settled view is that Labour messed up by spending too much.

You’ll note that I have not even mentioned the name of Jeremy Corbyn. That’s because this is a Labour problem, not just a Corbyn one. It would have bedevilled Yvette Cooper or Andy Burnham too. It predates even Brown, with roots in the 1970s, the IMF crisis and the “winter of discontent”. Unfair it might be – tirelessly pushed by a rightwing press, most certainly – but a near fixed point of British politics is the assumption that while Labour’s heart is in the right place, it cannot be trusted to run the economy.
by:JonathanFreedland  from:CommentIsFree  economics  politics  geo:UnitedKingdom  JeremyCorbyn  JohnMcDonnell  DianeAbbott  GordonBrown  DavidCameron  TheresaMay 
may 2017 by owenblacker
Labour has 'no view' on Supreme Court Article 50 case - Business Insider
There's something almost heroic about this. We don't have an opinion? We've managed to resist the temptation to care? Nope, it's not a demo about THEY'RE ABOLISHING THE NHS WE MEAN IT THIS TIME YES REALLY WE DO or an acrimonious meeting about Palestine or Momentum internals. So, yes, no view, do you want a leaflet?
labour  brexit  dianeabbott 
december 2016 by yorksranter
Racism vs “racism”: why Diane Abbott was right
Dorian Lynskey on the mock outrage at Diane Abbott's badly worded tweet.
dianeabbott  twitter  mp  racism  uk  dorianlynskey 
january 2012 by minifig
Diane Abbott on 42-days' internment (Part the Second)
Diane Abbott was lauded for her impassioned speech against 42-days' detention in the debate on the Counter-Terrorism Bill. This is the second part of it.
42days  internment  politics  geo:UnitedKingdom  DianeAbbott  civilliberties  HumanRights  Parliament  Hansard  TheyWorkForYou  NewLabour 
june 2008 by owenblacker
Diane Abbott on 42-days' internment (Part the First)
Diane Abbott was lauded for her impassioned speech against 42-days' detention in the debate on the Counter-Terrorism Bill. There is a second part, after a brief interruption, but this is the first.
42days  internment  politics  geo:UnitedKingdom  DianeAbbott  civilliberties  HumanRights  Parliament  Hansard  TheyWorkForYou  NewLabour 
june 2008 by owenblacker
Diane Abbott's 42-days speech [Guardian]
"The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP's speech last night was hailed by the Tory who followed her, David Davies, as 'one of the finest speeches I have heard since being elected to the House of Commons'. Here is what she said."
dianeabbott  politics  speeches  government  terrorism  security  humanrights 
june 2008 by tomtaylor

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