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Diane Abbott replaced: Ill health?

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PizzaPower Wed 07-Jun-17 09:36:10

So she's gone, is it really ill health, or do they think she is a massive liability and a vote looser?

gillybeanz Wed 07-Jun-17 09:38:38

I didn't see the interview but so many people were saying she seemed really poorly, both on here and in rl.

I wish her well and hopefully a speedy recovery.

sonjadog Wed 07-Jun-17 09:39:48

I think she is really unwell. I wish her a speedy recovery.

WalkingOnLeg0 Wed 07-Jun-17 09:40:20

"I am worried about telling untruths about my health which are easily disproved." - Dianne Abbott in an email.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Wed 07-Jun-17 09:41:58

If true those emails are quite something.

LapinR0se Wed 07-Jun-17 09:42:32

Which emails are these?

museumum Wed 07-Jun-17 09:43:16

She can be both ill and a liability.

Waltermittythesequel Wed 07-Jun-17 09:44:24

She's likely both. Definitely the latter.

Dandandandandandandan Wed 07-Jun-17 09:44:44

Personally I feel sorry for her.

Professionally she simply couldn't do the job and should have realised that and stepped aside a long time ago.

PizzaPower Wed 07-Jun-17 09:45:33

If she is genuinely unwell, I do wish her all the best.
But there is no doubt she is a massive liability to the Labour party and chance of election success, I bet a fair few people in the party are relived she has gone for whatever reason.

Branleuse Wed 07-Jun-17 09:45:52

She has been subjected to the most hideous misogynistic and racist smears ive seen in a long time. Poor woman, I hope shes ok

Maudlinmaud Wed 07-Jun-17 09:49:05

I hope she is OK too. It was clear she was unwell. Sermon Murnaghan said something interesting in that interview about how she was doing interviews without the backing of the labour party. Did I pick that up right?

waitforitfdear Wed 07-Jun-17 09:49:24


I laughed out loud at your post.

Dianne is a massively racist woman who should have been sacked after her 'West Indian mothers' comment.

She's been criticised as a racist, hypocritical idiot who wasn't across her brief and if that had been a middle aged white Tory you would have quite tightly torn him apart.

Get over yourself

Maudlinmaud Wed 07-Jun-17 09:49:51

Dermot ffs autocorrect

SerfTerf Wed 07-Jun-17 09:54:04

These are the emails

mumto2two Wed 07-Jun-17 09:54:08

I am no fan of DA, but politics aside, can only wish her well. We are all human at the end of the day.

waitforitfdear Wed 07-Jun-17 09:58:05

Of course we all wish her well.

SerfTerf Wed 07-Jun-17 09:58:13

Bran maybe there are genuine cross purposes about this? What were the "hideous misogynistic and racist smears"? What were they?

Reading mainstream sources, only doubts about her preparedness and/or memory have been raised.

SerfTerf Wed 07-Jun-17 09:59:17

Sorry. I mean where were they and what were they?

VikingVolva Wed 07-Jun-17 09:59:31

"She can be both ill and a liability."


TheMonkeyAndThePlywoodViolin Wed 07-Jun-17 10:00:03

maybe the untruths would be to say that she is OK and can carry on, and then she didnt?

brasty Wed 07-Jun-17 10:01:54

I and others thought she seemed ill. So yes, I think it is genuine.

Mrsfrumble Wed 07-Jun-17 10:02:57

I think she's ill. Whatever you think about her politics, she's always been a sharp woman and the change is startling.

The situation reminds me a little of Mo
Mowlam, when she was trashed in the press for "letting herself go" when she was actually terminally ill with brain cancer.

DeleteOrDecay Wed 07-Jun-17 10:07:08

Probably both. It's obvious something isn't right, regardless of whether I agree with her views or not I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

PerkingFaintly Wed 07-Jun-17 10:07:34

Yes I was thinking of Mo Mowlem too.

Mowlem hid the seriousness of her illness in order to get on with work in Northern Ireland - and thank god she did.

With a precedent like that, I can see Abbot thinking she should troop on too.

But I think it's the right decision all round for her to take break. All can be re-assessed after the election.

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