Diane Abbot

AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
edited 5 October in The cake stop
Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,295
    Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance
    I'll be sure to tune in :D
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 6,569
    Might be worth a laugh to actually watch.
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  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    Free on the parliament channel :) iplayer
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,821
    The leading party is as weak as can be and this is the oppositions move?
    Yup. No one really wants to be in charge for the foreseeable.
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  • Rolf FRolf F Posts: 16,126
    Be sure not to miss it - Eleventy fifteen O'clock.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,295
    Rolf F wrote:
    Be sure not to miss it - Eleventy fifteen O'clock.
    :lol:
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  • She'll probably not be there as will look at numbers on her watch and get them terribly wrong.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,345
    She only needs to outperform Dominic Raab, though.
    and then the next thing you know
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,295
    She only needs to outperform Dominic Raab, though.
    She will need to up her game then.
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  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,225
    still a blood bath of a day

    someone get the bell out and bring over Michael Buffer
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 13,544
    Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance


    Variety?
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  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance


    Variety?
    . yes failing eyesight and tiny screen. Ill be sure to watch the show somewhere better :)
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,668
    Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance


    Variety?

    Royal Varsity performance - isn't that the boat race?

    People love to knock Diane Abbott. Maybe because she went to Cambridge, maybe because she was Britain's first ever black woman MP, who knows. I can't think of any other reason...
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,345
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    She only needs to outperform Dominic Raab, though.
    She will need to up her game then.

    I think she'll be fine asking questions written for her. It's answering them that they both have problems with.
    and then the next thing you know
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 825
    Imposter wrote:
    Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance


    Variety?

    Royal Varsity performance - isn't that the boat race?

    People love to knock Diane Abbott. Maybe because she went to Cambridge, maybe because she was Britain's first ever black woman MP, who knows. I can't think of any other reason...

    Weird how she gets so much flack. I think she badly messed up that one time, just before she took a break with exhaustion following a period of intense racial abuse. Unlike, say, Grayling who has messed up finances with 'real' costs repeatedly.

    Why the black woman gets more stick than the white man, I really don't know ...
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 410
    carbonclem wrote:
    I think she badly messed up that one time

    One time? She has a bit of a history for it.

    She is undoubtedly a bit accident prone politically and an easy target. Having said that, she's hardly alone in that in Westminster!!
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  • john80john80 Posts: 625
    carbonclem wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    Happy days Diane is standing in for Corbyn tomorrow at PMQ

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49897949 could be like a royal varsity performance


    Variety?

    Royal Varsity performance - isn't that the boat race?

    People love to knock Diane Abbott. Maybe because she went to Cambridge, maybe because she was Britain's first ever black woman MP, who knows. I can't think of any other reason...

    Weird how she gets so much flack. I think she badly messed up that one time, just before she took a break with exhaustion following a period of intense racial abuse. Unlike, say, Grayling who has messed up finances with 'real' costs repeatedly.

    Why the black woman gets more stick than the white man, I really don't know ...

    It is probably more to do with her repeated efforts at misspeak and the suspicion she might have the early onset of dementia that gives her a certain reputation amongst MP's as being a bit of a loose cannon. Not sure that race or sex have anything to do with it.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 4,732
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    She only needs to outperform Dominic Raab, though.
    She will need to up her game then.

    Raaaab didn't even understand the concept of 'Dover'...
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,345
    Being flustered and talking nonsense gets you to the top job these days, so she should be fine.

    I admire her tenacity, and her astonishing willingness to take a condescending attitude to everyone, despite her own shortcomings.
    and then the next thing you know
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Well I'm watching this and in accordance with rules of parliament you can ask 6 questions. Although I think she is ridiculous she won the discussion of her 6 questions!
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,693
    I can only read her name in the style of R4 Dead Ringers impression of Andrew Neil these days. Makes me smile at least for a moment!
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,345
    She did alright. Was Raab who stood up before she'd finished asking her opening question.
    and then the next thing you know
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,950
    Why did she sit down? If she'd remained standing Raab would have been shown up instead. Low confidence? As said Raab stood up too soon but that didn't mean she should relinquish the floor. Lack of understanding of procedure after all her time in the commons? Why?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,295
    Lack of understanding of procedure after all her time in the commons? Why?
    I think a few of us can hazard a guess :)
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,345
    Why did she sit down? If she'd remained standing Raab would have been shown up instead. Low confidence? As said Raab stood up too soon but that didn't mean she should relinquish the floor. Lack of understanding of procedure after all her time in the commons? Why?

    He was anyway. And to be fair, he smoothed it over pretty nicely.
    and then the next thing you know
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,259
    I sense a certain disappointment that it all went more or less to plan.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,345
    rjsterry wrote:
    I sense a certain disappointment that it all went more or less to plan.

    It went so well she wanted a 7th question.
    and then the next thing you know
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Thank fk that Raab did not win the leadership election!
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,668
    Lagrange wrote:
    Thank fk that Raab did not win the leadership election!

    This is the guy who didn't realise we live on an island..
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,950
    Well many Tories are stuck in the past, he's just stuck in the days if doggerland I guess, a bit further back than anyone else!
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