Diane Abbott: Shadow Foreign Secretary

(153 Posts)
longfingernails Sun 27-Dec-15 19:30:51

It is now a serious possibility.

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-to-dismiss-disloyal-shadow-ministers-in-new-year-reshuffle-a6786956.html

AIBU to be glad at the pitiful state of Labour?

We can have significantly more right-wing policies as a result (assuming Cameron takes the opportunity to be less of a wet), which will result in more prosperity, less poverty and a better country.

Farahilda Sun 27-Dec-15 19:36:12

"Corbyn aides have drawn up a list of 30 loyalists set for promotions. Their names will be circulated to the media to be approached as trusted allies of Mr Corbyn."

I thought he wanted a new approach to politics, not spin/leak?

longfingernails Sun 27-Dec-15 19:37:49

Hilary Benn is being targeted by his local Momentum:

blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/12/momentum-activists-turn-on-hilary-benn/

UndramaticPause Sun 27-Dec-15 19:40:39

I can't stand the woman. Isn't it time she retired her rent a gob?

OTheHugeManatee Sun 27-Dec-15 19:50:42

This is the straight talking and honest politics we've all been hoping for grin

longfingernails Sun 27-Dec-15 19:54:43

Diane Abbott typifies everything that normal voters hate about champagne socialists. She is a hypocrite of the highest order. And with any luck, Corbyn is going to promote her to Shadow Foreign Secretary!

Hi5Hello Sun 27-Dec-15 20:00:03

It would make me question his integrity, she is strutting around like the typist who has been sleeping with the boss.... She has no shame

longfingernails Sun 27-Dec-15 20:40:18

That would make you question his integrity?

Remember, this is the man who wasn't sure whether it was OK for police to shoot an armed terrorist in the wake of the Paris atrocities.

Promoting Diane Abbott (aka Madame Mao) is just the icing on the cake.

sotiredofthis1 Sun 27-Dec-15 20:43:45

We can have significantly more right-wing policies as a result

Lovely because that's just what we need hmm.

longfingernails Sun 27-Dec-15 20:53:39

sotiredofthis1 It seems like the left-wing in this country prefer to virtue signal on Twitter and MN rather than actually make choices in government. That's fantastic, especially when their standard bearers are the likes of Diane Abbott!

The only problem is that Cameron's liberal guilt and paternalism prevents him from implementing many radical policies which would serve Britain well. For example, I would slash the foreign aid budget by around 95%; splitting the proceeds between deficit reduction, tax cuts and enhanced military spending.

Hi5Hello Sun 27-Dec-15 20:56:56

I have questioned his politics Long since he was elected. But Diana's attitude strutting around since he was elected is terrible and if he is rewards this as "loyalty" it just shows he is as power crazy as the rest.

sotiredofthis1 Sun 27-Dec-15 21:04:49

No virtue signal here confused and nor have I said that I am left wing but I don't think a move to the right would serve all - only the few.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 27-Dec-15 21:10:18

don't bite sotired the usual gang are just bored - leave them to it grin

NowSissyThatWalk Sun 27-Dec-15 21:14:20

*We can have significantly more right wing policies as a result
*
Must. Not. Bite. sad

Outaboutnowt Sun 27-Dec-15 21:18:46

We can have significantly more right-wing policies as a result (assuming Cameron takes the opportunity to be less of a wet)

Yes, I don't think he's done enough damage so far has he?

which will result in more prosperity, less poverty and a better country.

Course it will. For the already rich.

TheXxed Sun 27-Dec-15 21:27:20

It would make me question his integrity, she is strutting around like the typist who has been sleeping with the boss.... She has no shame

She graduated from Cambridge and has been serving as an MP since 1987 but let's reduce her down to being a typist.

Diane Abbott typifies everything that normal voters hate about champagne socialists. She is a hypocrite of the highest order. And with any luck, Corbyn is going to promote her to Shadow Foreign Secretary!

Diane has an excellent voting record has consistently voted against going to war and policies which would harm to poor and vulnerable, her record typifies socialist values.

Diane is picked apart and humiliated in a way other MPs are not and it is because she is a black woman.

And before you jump in telling me about your black friends and how its got nothing to do with her skin colour save it.

longfingernails Sun 27-Dec-15 21:30:10

John McDonnell
Diane Abbott
Emily Thornberry
Ken Livingstone

Osborne is very lucky. He would never normally win an election, he just rubs people up the wrong way. But with opposition of that quality, he has every chance of becoming PM when Cameron retires.

UndramaticPause Sun 27-Dec-15 21:31:14

xxd she's picked on because she's a knob

Farahilda Sun 27-Dec-15 21:32:40

"Diane is picked apart and humiliated in a way other MPs are not and it is because she is a black woman."

No, it's because of her utter hypocrisy over schools.

BrandNewAndImproved Sun 27-Dec-15 21:34:25

Agreed xxx but no one will admit it even to themselves.

TheXxed Sun 27-Dec-15 21:34:52

pause I don't think she is, the level of hubris people have in tearing her down, lots of people dislike lousie mensch or teresa may (who is actually dangerous and a knob) but do not get even the close to the amount of cruel and snide comments.

TheXxed Sun 27-Dec-15 21:36:15

Farahilda she is disproportionately attacked and its because of her race.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 27-Dec-15 21:42:13

don't pay it too much heed Xxed - what happened is the resident UKIP gang started a thread about the floods - the resident tories felt a bit left out so started this - sadly the goad generally isn't working

at least DA never stuck her genitals in a pigs head grin

now hide this thread and ignore it smile

willselfless Sun 27-Dec-15 21:43:47

"AIBU to be glad at the pitiful state of Labour?

We can have significantly more right-wing policies as a result (assuming Cameron takes the opportunity to be less of a wet), which will result in more prosperity, less poverty and a better country."

Sod off.

WipsGlitter Sun 27-Dec-15 21:43:50

She's attached because she's a media junkie and a hypocrite. She seems to be unable to turn down a media bid.

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