Diane Abbott puts her foot in it - again...

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from the Fail - Work for a white Conservative: What Abbott told Tory-voting graduate who asked for a job | Mail Online

' ‘So I went downstairs and found Ms Abbott and said I hoped she didn’t mind me asking her, but if there was any kind of work I could do for her, I would love the opportunity. ‘She said, “You’d be better off working for a white Conservative. You’re a black conservative, you don’t do the black thing.” [my emphasis] I couldn’t believe she had said it.
‘She was basically accusing me of selling out, which is not true. I told her being a conservative wasn’t going against my heritage. Anyone who understands black culture knows black culture can be very conservative. I thought she would understand that as she is educated.’
British-born Ms Knight, whose father is a Nigerian immigrant, went to school at a London comprehensive before gaining her degree. She is not a member of the Conservative Party but regards herself as a ‘social conservative’. '

wonder how she'll explain this one away?
 
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Abbot sees herself as the Queen of Black People, anyone who doesn't acknowledge that (the journo who complained about self-appointed 'community leaders'; this graduate who dares to vote Conservative rather than voting as Abbot tells her), she regards as a racial traitor.

She is the ultimate identity politician.
 
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Why not start a thread in the NAAFI if you're that interested in people's views?
 
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For someone that is supposed to be "intelligent", she really is a thick, feckless, self-serving, money grabbing, racist cow, who really should think before she speaks. Then again, let's keep her talking as it certainly is entertaining.
 
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For someone that is supposed to be "intelligent", she really is a thick, feckless, self-serving, money grabbing, racist cow, who really should think before she speaks. Then again, let's keep her talking as it certainly is entertaining.
And I certainly can't find fault in your analysis.
 
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Abbott was right to tell her to sling her hook. She was badgering Abbott repeatedly in a shop and she openly said "I don't agree with you and I support what you oppose, but give me a job anyway". It's this lack of conviction amongst career politicians that's screwing the country up. It's why it's getting really hard to tell one side of the House of Commons from the other as these people see politics as a profession where beliefs and political philosophy doesn't matter.
 
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^ Troo, dat.(Smartarse) We're seeing a number of people coming through that have been politicking since they left university. There is some merit, I think, in going back to the old system, where MPs don't get paid.
 
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Again if it were the other way around - a white conservative MP saying to a graduate "go and work for a black socialist" - the furore would be limitless.
 
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Abbott was right to tell her to sling her hook. She was badgering Abbott repeatedly in a shop and she openly said "I don't agree with you and I support what you oppose, but give me a job anyway".
Be that as it may, her response also included her articulating the belief that in order to be a 'proper black' you have to support the brand of politics pursued by Abbott and others of her ilk. It is as absurd as saying that white people who vote for Abbott are somehow letting the racial side down.

Racial Solidarity Politics are really not a route that this country should go down, and the fact that a Shadow Minister is happy to talk like this in public is not a happy indicator for democracy.
 
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To be perfectly frank, I don't believe a word this girl says. She's a conservative politics student who obviously knows Abbott and what she stands for, but she still chose to harass her in public for a job. Clearly, she'll do anything to get on in politics. Rebuffed by Abbott and knowing her recent racist past, I think this wannabe politician either embellished things for her own advantage or the Mail reporter did. Probably a combination of the two.
 
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Aye. It also underlines part of the problem in terms of the integration that such as Abbott claim to be pursuing so selflessly and diligently: you can't have inclusivity when people practice exclusivity. Ironically, some of those practicing it most are the more radical (and therefore vociferous and heard) elements of those societal groups who claim to be the most disadvantaged.
 
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"I told how I admired her and though I didn’t always agree with her and was a conservative, I loved watching and listening to her on TV. Then I went off to buy a drink".

That's why Abbott told her to go and work for a Tory. What was she supposed to do? Say, yeah ok, you politically don't agree with anything I do and if there was an election tomorrow, you would be batting for my opponents but, that's cool. Come and work for me!

Get a ****ing reality check and a life in that order!
 
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Abbot sees herself as the Queen of Black People, anyone who doesn't acknowledge that (the journo who complained about self-appointed 'community leaders'; this graduate who dares to vote Conservative rather than voting as Abbot tells her), she regards as a racial traitor.

She is the ultimate identity politician.
...But she's only really interested in you if you are from the same heritage and have the same attitude as her, and like 'the Emperors new clothes', agree with her.There's not many that see her as 'their Queen', the fact that she 'works' for the 'white government' is seen as her selling out by many of the short sighted, more radical black groups and they won't have anything to do with her......but that will happen to most black politicians.

I'm sure that many of us will know that among the black population, just as in white, they are strong prejudices for and against...You have Africans v West Indians v Asian Indians, which is further broken down into Ugandans v Ghanians v Nigerians, Bengali's v Pakistani's and so on.

Have a very good friend and work colleague, who was born in Nigeria but came to Britain (London) when he was 5 years old. He is a very funny fella and does stand up. He is flown over to Lagos several times a year to do gigs - All expenses paid including Hotels,and financially worth it for him to take unpaid leave from work.

His routine is based on observational comedy and like all live comedians, he plays up and exagerates the differences between cultures. He said that a typical joke, that gets them all laughing would start with the line ' I went to a party the other night, got there and it was full of Jamacians' then he would make a face, shake his head and and roll his eyes...before explaining what he saw and what was said to him, finishing with a typical punchline involving a raid by the British Immigration service.

The audience love it, just as Chris Rock does his thing to get the audience laughing. Think of the Englishmean, Irishmen, Scotsmen Jokes...very simple and repeated all over the world by subsituting Polish/Russian/Turkish/Greek/etc.

I think that the recent thread on Abbot's divide and rule quote, pretty much exhausted the bile and opinions of most of us Arrsers.

What more has the fat idiot got to do to be pensioned off or even sacked?.....Someone has to the find the way to challenge her from within her own sphere of influence before this will end. She as become an even bigger parody and her credibility can't get much lower.

She is a liabilty and the only interest in her now is to see what else the fat feck is going to do to embarrass herself.

The thing is, that any individual could have genuinlly worked miracles to bring together a community or improve their e.g. Estate, for all peoples, of all ages/creeds/etc and you just know that if you met Abbot, she would look down her nose at you and act in a condescending way...unless she was part or even head of your organisation and could take credit for it.

If you were White or black, but not from her clique, forget it.

Stone cold racist behaviour..combined with a full of her own importance attitude.

Just like any other mong, the more she gets awy with it, the more she is encouraged to not change her ways.

The labour leader needs to act to match his surname.


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**More importantly for me, The most famous Reggae DJ in Britain for years, and certainly while I was growing up, being a white man. Roll that in your spliff Dianne!
 

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