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Diane Abbott

British Labour Party politician






  • Being an MP is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children — clean, indoors and no heavy lifting.
    • Independent, 18 January 1994.




  • White people love playing ‘divide & rule’. We should not play their game.
    • Twitter post reproduced in Daily Telegraph, 5 Jan 2012 [1]


  • Of course, sex is great. We don't have to pretend otherwise. But people shouldn't feel victimised by a pornified culture and girls shouldn't be forced to do things they don't feel comfortable with.
  • There is a crisis of masculinity in Britain because of the pressures rapid economic and social change have placed on masculine identity. A generation of men are in transit and unclear of their social role. They are also under pressure to live up to pornified ideals.



  • On balance Mao did more good than harm.
    • On BBC One's This Week during a debate over who was the history's worst dictator. [2] (27/11/2015)


  • When I had been at primary school, I was very good at writing essays. It was a big thing. My essays were so good they would get pinned up on the wall and read out to the rest of the class
  • There's no question women politicians get a level of abuse online which men don't get. New media and the anonymity has unleashed a really quite violent misogyny which I didn't see when I started in politics, although consistently women always get more severe abuse in the media than men.


  • I think that's what we were referencing when we talked about easy movement [of workers after the UK has left the EU's single market] - less bureaucracy; it's good for migrants but it's also good for business
  • The health service, they're very worried about a collapse in the number of EU migrants coming here. Social care would be in a terrible position.... finance, education. The reality is that business, the CBI, the Institute of Directors, but also health, education and social care; they say that they need these European migrants and we have to listen to them.



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