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Diane Abbott taking a break from campaign

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LapinR0se Wed 07-Jun-17 08:38:03

I am not surprised. Actually thought she looked close to a nervous breakdown on recent appearances.
She has been absolutely hounded and vilified since that LBC interview with the police funding and her own party have not done much to support her.
I feel sorry for her and hope the rest does her good

MackerelOfFact Wed 07-Jun-17 09:05:38

It's been horrible to watch. She is my local MP and as much as I want Labour to keep the seat, I feel almost irresponsible voting for her at the moment.

Although the state of her health is obviously her private business, I kind of wish I knew whether she unwell and likely to make a return to form, or whether she's just completely incompetent. It makes a big difference to how I'd vote. I currently feel as though I have to assume the latter.

cdtaylornats Wed 07-Jun-17 09:08:32

I suspect the senior managers in the Labour party have her drugged in an office at HQ or doing maths revision with a primary teacher.

TheMonkeyAndThePlywoodViolin Wed 07-Jun-17 09:13:13

"facing a period of ill health" sounds serious, I hope people are respectful

TheMonkeyAndThePlywoodViolin Wed 07-Jun-17 09:16:07

who will the Tories sneer at now? Back to Corbyn i guess

Beelzebop Wed 07-Jun-17 09:16:57

Really sad to see, hope she is better soon.

Onceafortnight Wed 07-Jun-17 09:17:30

There was obviously something not right.

MyOtherProfile Wed 07-Jun-17 09:18:16

She's really not been her usual self. I hope it's nothing serious.

EmilyDickinson Wed 07-Jun-17 09:22:03

Given that Diane Abbot is also standing as an MP should Labour be a bit clearer about whether her ill health will affect her ability to represent her constituents?

TheMonkeyAndThePlywoodViolin Wed 07-Jun-17 09:24:06

im sure if it will she will stand down

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 07-Jun-17 09:24:31

If she'd known that for a while it was irresponsible of her to run at all.

I do wonder that's the truth behind this all.

AuntieStella Wed 07-Jun-17 09:25:18

Corbyn was interviewed about something else on BBC Breakfast this morning, and was asked about her. He confirmed she was withdrawing from campaigning in grounds of ill-health, but would not say more as there's to be a statement some time today (and that might answer some of the questions on this thread).

0nline Wed 07-Jun-17 09:26:11

I've just had a sky news alert that she's been replaced (health reasons) as shadow home secretary by Lynn somebodyoranother.

But can't find any news stories yet. Just that one breaking news thing flashing up on the iPad.

Scrumple Wed 07-Jun-17 09:26:14

Bit late! The damage is already done to the campaign. As much as I feel sorry for her being unwell, she should have took a big step back weeks ago (assuming her illness is the reason why she was so forgetful in the 'first' interview).

PigletWasPoohsFriend Wed 07-Jun-17 09:26:45

If she'd known that for a while it was irresponsible of her to run at all.

I agree.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 07-Jun-17 09:27:21

What does withdrawing from campaigning mean?

Election is tomorrow.

Is she still a candidate for MP and shadow secretary?

Typical wishy washy Corbyn waffle.

2014newme Wed 07-Jun-17 09:28:27

She's had a hugely detrimental impact on their campaign unfortunately.

AuntieStella Wed 07-Jun-17 09:29:02

Well the explanation will probably be in the statement, which I hope will be released soon.

I've just seen a thread in 'chat' with a title naming Lyn Brown as successor as shadow Home Sec - has this been confirmed?

TheMonkeyAndThePlywoodViolin Wed 07-Jun-17 09:29:14

maybe she hasn't known for a while.

people really should wait and see what is wrong before putting boot in.

have some decorum

0nline Wed 07-Jun-17 09:30:15


It's on sky news app as a one liner story with "more to follow"

seoulsurvivor Wed 07-Jun-17 09:32:07

Maybe she knew but tried to carry on as she felt that was the responsible thing to do.

Maybe Jeremy Corbyn didn't want to make a full statement because he didn't have the whole picture yet and didn't want to speak out of turn.

God, some of you really love twisting the knife. Are you all perfect or something?

Boopboopboop Wed 07-Jun-17 09:32:51

Oh great another thread being derailed by Tories bashing the Labour Party.

TweeBee Wed 07-Jun-17 09:32:51

I agree with Monkey. She may have had a diagnosis made which was unexpected and shocking. It's possible sometimes to attribute symptoms to stress or tiredness which can be far more serious. I don't know much about her but I feel very sorry for her being discussed like this.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Wed 07-Jun-17 09:33:00

I said if she had known didn't I?

She's nrunning for Head Of PTA in Little Winston's primary, she's running for an MP and she is/was shadow secretary. There are some standards, even for her.

seoulsurvivor Wed 07-Jun-17 09:34:35

Even if she had known, she may not have known how ill, or how much it would affect her.

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