March 27th, 2014

Out of Touch Diane Abbott Snobbishly Sneers at Constituents

Fresh from live tweeting Tony Benn’s funeral, sacked Shadow Health Minister and plain packaging advocate Diane Abbott was left completely stumped when asked for any evidence that the plain pack plan would work. She was blathering that government smoking and drinking policies were only being pursued in order to quell support for UKIP. It was a bizarre moment:

The reason Abbott had nothing to say was because the evidence on plain packs is very shaky, as Christopher Snowdon has exposed here.

Leaving the science aside, how many people in Hackney drink beer and smoke? Once again Abbott’s nasty out-of-touch elitism is on full display. But what can you expect from a socialist who charges £2,000 an hour for her outside interests?


185 Comments

  1. 1
    Sunny Jim says:

    Stupid is as stupid does…

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    • 44
      Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

      it will be plain paper for Labours policy statement next. Oh Eds already implemented that one.

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      • 132
        Anonymous says:

        Lets hope Alan Johnson is Labour’s next candidate for London Mayor, not the perpetually incompetent Abbott.

        There’s a reason she was demoted from her lowlyish position.

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        • 175
          Anonymous says:

          Haven’t you seen Tessa Jowell getting on any and every possible programme as she starts her high profile campaign for the labour candidate for the next Mayor of London. Not sure who’s worse…

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      • 136
        Truth says:

        I’m not sure plain packaging would stop her eating Big Macs and kebabs

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    • 82
      Rev Flours says:

      Only Labour voters smack themselves into last Tuesday on Ketamin.

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    • 83
      Dan Utter Twat Hodges says:

      In your face white boy, Farage lost the debate, the proles are wrong.

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    • 86
      Dan Utter Twat Hodges says:

      We need more immigrants, then Putin will be scared of us.

      I’m a serious political analyst.

      What’s that mummy? The editor is calling for another article saying all UKIP people are racist? Ok, I’ve already written three.

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    • 98

      She looks as though her only “outside interest” is eating.

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      • 173
        Cinna says:

        I find it difficult to believe that a fat b’stard like her was ever Shadow Health Minster.

        FFS…she should have been sacked due to her BMI alone.

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    • 127
      Brian Jones says:

      I know you mean well, but that is a very silly Americanism that means virtually nothing in British English

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    • 137
      rwGOM says:

      Dreadful, dreadful woman..

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    • 146
      Tony Benn says:

      When was she in touch, shes a typical champagne socialist .

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    • 160
      Ex-Labour says:

      Nasty pontificating arrogant snobbish narcissistic neo-puritanical bitch.

      Lampost method too good for it. Anyway the great mass of blubber would probably snap the pole.

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    • 176
      Anonymous says:

      The obnoxious woman’s on Question Time tonight and I bet the pro labour biased Dimbleby will not be asking her anything about ignorant tweeting at Benn’s funeral or totally of the wall comment about plain packaging as we now know by leaked production team documents he’s briefed by them to go easy on labour MP’s and allow them to say what they want without question and be tougher and interrupt coalition MP’s

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      • 177
        Chris says:

        I totally agree Anon, I’ve noticed on many occasions Dimbleby interrupt Conservative and right of centre speakers but allow Labour guests to ramble on without challenge.

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  2. 2
    Nick O'Teen says:

    The only reason Cam will ban plain packs is to stop Farage writing his manifesto on the back

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Oh my God

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    • 150
      still walking into darkness says:

      the woman is just thick, but well done to Guido for exposing every little flaw in this contemptible person. Ditto for Keith Vaz, another very nasty gobshite

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  4. 4
    And..Don't forget says:

    f ffs

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  5. 5
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    She is the living epitome of why anyone who votes Labour is an utter idiot.

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  6. 6
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Bizarre comment in a bizarre moment from an increasingly bizarre c*nt.
    Can’t wait to hear what utter bollo*ks she spouts on QT tonight, the dopey, grasping, hypocritical, two faced slimy bint.

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  7. 7
    Right Full Rudder says:

    What the fuck is going on in Hackney’s schools that they’re coming out dumb enough to vote for this imbecile?

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  8. 7
    jgm2 says:

    She’d be serving in Red Rooster.

    I can’t think of a more egregious example of ‘positive discrimination’.

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    • 9
      Right Full Rudder says:

      She’d be White Di.

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      • 60
        I dislike socialists intensely says:

        I cannot believe how thick she is ,How on earth did she get onto the shadow front bench ? She has not got a clue about anything ,she makes it up as she goes along . Mind you she is about average for Labour .

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        • 72
          Barnyard Hogan How? says:

          I do believe she is partial to a Dicken cider occasionally though.

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        • 124
          Anonymong says:

          Positive Discrimination

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        • 125
          Tim Yeo-yo says:

          How on earth did she get into Oxbridge (sorry can’t be arsed to look at her wiki background so not sure which one she ended up at). She’s thicker than a whale omelette and probably contains more blubber.

          She’s a waste of oxygen and royally fcuking over the people of hackney for her own gain.

          I really despise of these mongtard labour hippocrites

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  9. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Can you actually believe a doctor any more, now that they’re very well-paid State apparatchiks? This smoking thing is sounding more and more like a medieval witch hunt. I’m surprise Abbot didn’t say they’ll ‘burn in hell.’

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    • 90
      feminazi says:

      Yes, now that more than half of GPs are female we can finally trust GPs and understand they have been evolved and modernised. We will of course keep aiming for 100% females.

      We must continue to undermine young boys in school and skew everything towards girls while we replace those awful English boys with enriching immigrants.

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  10. 11
    INMARSTAT says:

    We have spotted a stray brain cell and wonder who be missing it…

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  11. 12
    Ed (Too Fat must Fast for Flat Waistline) Balls says:

    The loathsome hypocrite will be bald in two years time looking at that flattering photo!!

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    • 112
      South7eventh says:

      Her hair loss is emphasised by the Botox treatment she has had. Beginning to look a little weird, not Milipede weird but weird enough.

      Trying to hold back the ageing process, got a new love interest, preparing to run for the Labour leadership? Who knows?

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      • 138
        Stevie Wonder says:

        “New love interest”?

        They’d have to be fucking desperate.

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      • 144
        Jack Ketch says:

        I think thast labour women are getting a bulk discount on Botox treatment. I notice that Harman, Reeves, Flintstone and Cooper have also recently developed frozen foreheads (pity it ain’t their gobs).

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  12. 14
    Observant says:

    Plainly packaged gimme enricher talking bollocks as usual.

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  13. 16
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    what’s Uncle Albert doing there ?

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  14. 17
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    “Leaving the science aside, how many people in Hackney drink beer and smoke?”

    She obviously thinks ganja, Special Brew and Tennants Super don’t count.

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  15. 18
    BMC says:

    The biggest cause of death amongst her young constituents aint fags.

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  16. 19
    c777 says:

    Plain packaging for Chocolate and Cream Cakes.
    You next Abbot.

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    • 163
      Ex-Labour says:

      Compulsory burkha for it – if one can be found sufficiently capacious to enclose Flabbott’s wide face.

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      • 184
        Frank J says:

        A tent makers should do it.

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        • 185
          Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

          I saw the funniest thing the other day at my HACKNEY GP’s. It was a woman in a burka, about Flabbots size although she’d always go private. It had an ID badge on her front. The photo was of someone in a burka! Oh so wonderfully enriching.

          Ha bloody ha.

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  17. 20
    Anon. says:

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      M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

      Russia had been selling the Ukraine heavily discounted gas while they allowed Putin’s puppets to rule. That’s long gone and the Ukrainians now have to pay market prices. Can’t blame the IMF for that.

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    • 79
      Ukrainian oligarch says:

      This is marvellous

      Thanks to Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and your nice Mr Cameron,

      I have got away with s t ealing about $4 billion

      You taxpayers will bail out Ukraine, thank you

      And my assets are protected

      Crime pays you know

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  18. 21
    Diane says:

    I loved tweeting who is arriving at Tony Benn’s funeral.

    Buffet was delightful :)

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  19. 22
    Moley says:

    When we see the way that all three of the “main” political parties are completely united in their attacks on UKIP, we realise that there are not three main political parties, there is just one with three representatives.

    The Clegg clone typifies them; slimy, lying, ruthlessly selfish, untrustworthy and insincere, the lot of them.

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  20. 23
    Newsfox says:

    Oh I smell a big old rat here – totally see the hypocrisy of plain packaging for fags but the fact is why on Earth would tobacco firms care if it wasn’t effective. It must be if Big Tobacco is fighting it!

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    • 33
      Mitch says:

      Possibly they don’t like them because smokers can’t so easily distinguish between brands and are more likely to switch around?

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      • 68
        C O (Ξ7m2) says:

        Quite right.

        It doesn’t stop people smoking, but lets smokers drift towards the cheapest.

        Brand identity is important for profit margin, and there is a difference between brands as demonstrated by the tar / nicotine content. That is important for manufacturer and consumer.

        This was shown in A’ustralia where this loony idea came from in the first place. A’bbott is yet again talking out of her arse, in a very condescending manner to boot.

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        • 73
          jgm2 says:

          Is she searching for spiders on the ceiling at the same time?

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        • 85
          King Henry says:

          WHO will rid us of this brainless cretin?

          We need another Thomas a’bbottBecket moment

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        • 145
          John Bellingham says:

          As I have posted on here before and just about ever major newspaper website—the trouble with tobacco-nazis is that they are both non-smokers and ignorant of marketing techniques and therefore haven’t the faintest idea of smokers purchase or brand choice motivation. Those of us who started smoking fifty or so years ago would loved to have smoked major brands like Players Navy Cut, Gold Flake or Perfectos, but we couldn’t afford them-round the back of bike sheds it was Players Weights or Wild Woodbines sold in packs of five or singly. It is the cheapest fags that hook the smoker–lifestyle and image motivations come later. But common sense is anathema to tobacco-nazis.

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  21. 24
    Rob says:

    Plain packs for cream cakes NOW!

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  22. 26
    its spooky says:

    at the end of the day thatchers reforms have made these guys into pressure groups.i like abbott but imagine if she could destroy industry like they did in the 70’s

    we are able to admire benn and the union leaders because they cant bring the country to its knees like in the 70/80’s.

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    • 89
      Ewe Knee Onion says:

      They had a good try at Grangemouth recently – and no doubt whoever is in charge of the railways these days can still cause immense damage at the drop of a red signal.

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  23. 27
    Tony Benn says:

    Tada!

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  24. 28
    Lambert council says:

    I remember this swivel eyed loon when she was just an inner city councillor.
    Made her name after the Brixton riots and has done fuck all to make the situation better for blacks or whites ever since.
    I understand she’s done well for herself though.

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    • 91
      Black Friday says:

      … and not forgetting her poor down-trodden little sproglet with his public school ejakayshun.

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    • 105
      Martin Luther King says:

      Britain’s first female black mp and her greatest achievement has been to steer her restaurant bill through parliament leaving the taxpayer to pick up the tab.
      A huge disappointment.

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  25. 29
    Max says:

    If abbot had two more chromosomes, she’d be a duck, how do people vote for her

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  26. 30
    Tonka says:

    Diane Abbott is part of the ESTABLISHMENT

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  27. 31
    Ed P says:

    Flabbott flounders!

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  28. 34
    Max Clifford's penis says:

    I didn’t even touch the sides…

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  29. 35
    A performanc like this makes me wonder says:

    Is she ill?

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  30. 37
    Anonymous says:

    £2000 an hour for that useless turd! The gullibility of anyone wanting to listen to fatbot is astounding.

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  31. 40
    kinta kunti says:

    Hey Diane, did you enjoy that recent re-run of Roots on Freeview TV.

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  32. 41
    Anonymong says:

    She’d still be a racist bigot.

    Got to admit it was a great idea to choose an obese woman with a massive bag of chips on her shoulder to be Shady Health Secretary.

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  33. 42
    Bill Lowery says:

    If Abbott was white she would have been arrested for incitement to racial hatred years ago. And kicked out of the Labour Party.

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  34. 46
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Why are you so fat Diane?, don’t you believe what your GP and experts tell you about the health risks. Sack of potatoes in plain packaging.

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  35. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Would it not be better to ban king size Rizla paper to stop the Druggies?

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  36. 49
    Benny from Crossroads says:

    What a grotesque creature and to think that it feeds (too often it could be argued) from the public teat……

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  37. 53
    Jack says:

    Having smoked RN blue liners for many a year I can assure the Miss Abbott that packaging has no influence on the amount of fags and baccy rolled or smoked in a pipe.

    Her quest is purely political and not practical. The government (MOD) should hold all the stats on Blue liners if she is really interested.

    The MOD realised that packaging had no influence on consumption and stopped the issue of duty free RN baccy anyway. All in the interests of our health and not to save money of course.

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    • 94
      C O (Ξ7m3) says:

      If the cigarettes were cheaper, or you had no brand to guide to a more expensive brand so one was inclined to purchase cheaper, then average smoker likely end up smoking more.

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    • 95
      Ancient Seafarer says:

      Yo ho ho – and wtf happened to my daily rum tot?

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    • 113
      Departure Lounge Spoonface says:

      No rum. No lash. Only sodomy left. Call it the post-democratic splicing of the mainbrace, if it makes you feel better. Yo ho ho. Now go to it, peasants.

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  38. 54
    Anonymous says:

    A dead heat between Abbott & Costello; sorry, Cleggy in the Bullshitter of the year awards.

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  39. 55
    Rights For Blind Smokers says:

    Will the plain packs have braille on them ?

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  40. 57
    timgoneglobal says:

    She’s right. The government is toadying to the UKIP voter. Governments across Europe are responding to right-wing nationalist resurgence in a similarly spineless way. 1930s, anyone?

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    • 61
      jgm2 says:

      Typical leftie. Trying to divide and rule.

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    • 62
      Chamberlain's Bagcarrier says:

      Make way for the piece of paper.

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    • 63
      Tim is a twat says:

      God forbid that any government worries about what the electorate think.

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    • 66
      Gobshite says:

      You win today’s prize for Most Cretinous Comment.

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    • 101
      Morphospot says:

      Typical lefty trying to confuse The far left N@zis with nation state countries.

      Why don’t they respect sovereign states and always set about taking them over, just like the unelected leaders of the EU are trying to take the Ukraine and control every Sovereign state in the EU

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    • 117
      Right Full Rudder says:

      Clearly what they should do is tell 20% of the electorate is is wrong and needs diversity training.

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    • 123
      Maximus says:

      She’s right because even her 2 brain cells have noticed how the Labour voters split in the YouGov poll between Farage and the Cleg on Camoron’s Backside. The Leftards have imbibed the kool-aid of their PC mythology for so long they have no way forward.

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  41. 64
    Anon. says:

    Diane Abbott is on Question Time tonight.She’s raking in BBC cash £££££.

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    • 77
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      BBC’s same guest list of twelve again.

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    • 149
      John Bellingham says:

      Does the BBC actually hand out license-payers’ money to Tax-payer funded politicians to make their party political case on an “unbiased” TV programme?
      I seem to recall that both Boris Johnson and Lembik Opik stated at different times that they could not receive a fee for appearing on HIGNFY while they were MPs.

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    • 167
      Ex-Labour says:

      With her usual cretinous fanclub whooping her along as usual.

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  42. 69
    allandray says:

    How about a cream bun tax, Diane?

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    • 159
      Dave - the pervert's best friend says:

      How about a cock and bum fun tax?

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    • 168
      Ex-Labour says:

      How about her and her fellow troughers and traitors doing a long stretch?

      I’ll vote for that.

      And reinstate the final solution for treason. These folks are evil incarnate.

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  43. 70
    I hate Labour says:

    A truly repugnant person.

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  44. 80
    C O (Ξ7m3) says:

    Article in M’oscow T’imes explaining K’remlin’s reasoning for Cr!mea;

    http://bit.ly/1o48pkC

    Last two paragraphs worth noting:

    ‘Do Western leaders really believe that Put!n will reconcile himself to their distorted vision of reality? By insisting that Put!n capitulate, the West is actually leaving him no option but to respond with force.

    And in the face of this harsh reality, Russ!a has always chosen war over capitulation.’

    Odds are that could be a move on U’kraine this Weekend (less cars on the road to slow the advance at the weekend), and there has been increase of R’uss!an naval activity / troop movements close to the Balt!cs.

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  45. 81
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    I hope the fat bint reads this blog. She really is a repugnant racist.

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    • 170
      Ex-Labour says:

      I expect its interns and employees do that for it; feeding the blob only the tidbits that won’t make it explode all over them.

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  46. 84
    Di rear says:

    With her singy, songy, high pitched patronising voice she sounds more like the other stupid labour pillock, Dawn Primerolo, every week

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  47. 87
    Ed Moribund says:

    The evidence for plain packaging is clear.

    It will allow Ed Balls more room to work out his budget figures.

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  48. 99
    Ancient Seafarer says:

    Would she look better in a burqa?

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  49. 103
    Necon watch says:

    And here is more proof of US Ysraeli neocon propaganda

    http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/world-int/world-news/international-news/9982-the-fabricated-nuclear-threat-of-the-islamic-republic.html

    Denounce these fascist necons before ithey start another war justified by lies

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  50. 109
    YES TO PLANE PACKAGING says:

    Around her ugly fucking boat race.

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  51. 110
    Rhythm Kitchen - Westfield says:

    Diane, you are sacked as the face of Rhythm Kitchen.

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  52. 115
    Blowing Whistles says:

    How much does she charge for a fuck?

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  53. 118
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Fuck Abbarse — on second thoughts, perhaps not.

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  54. 121
    Numerologist says:

    As usual at this time of day, blog numbers all gone to pot. Is Ed balls in charge of the numbering on here?

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  55. 122
    frank says:

    Jabba Flabbot is in Parliament to make the Labour front bench look intelligent and well adjusted in comparison.

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  56. 129
    Anonymous says:

    So full of bluster I thought an election was around the corner …

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  57. 130

    Problem is the stupid f##ks there will still vote Labour in the election… The current manifesto of “something something something cost of living crisis” is really going to turn this country round

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  58. 131
    Andrew Neil Fan Club says:

    That’s the twaddle she comes out with on BBC’s This Week when she’s on the sofa. Don’t know why Andrew Neil puts up with having her on. Last week he had to tell her off when she refused to answer, saying she was being paid to have an opinion. So much better when she was the shadow health minister tackling obesity and couldn’t be on the programme very often. She has nothing to say that’s useful, comes along with preconceived ideas, does no research beforehand, and isn’t prepared to listen to the argument put before her. Might as well get Roy Hattersley or a tub of lard instead.

    Any of the other Labour pundits that come on are far superior. Cabbie Clarke especially. Taxi for Abbott!

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  59. 133
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    Hackney mums would go to Iceland and Chicken Cottage for their kids.

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  60. 135
    Annu says:

    Afro-Caribbean men have higher smoking rates than whites!

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  61. 140
    Lady Mary says:

    Obviously she’s forgotten her former colleague Dr John Reid’s remark a few years ago about how smoking was his benighted constituents’ only pleasure in life. Can’t remember where his constituency was, but I doubt it would have a heavy UKIP presence then or now.

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  62. 148
    Idon'tneed nodoctor says:

    Abbott, mouth in overdrive, single brain cell in neutral.

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  63. 153
    Idon'tneed nodoctor says:

    fuck off mod twat

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  64. 154
    Diane Porker Abbott says:

    I really am stupid.

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  65. 179
    Corner of the Yard says:

    As a pleb unlucky enough to have to work in Hackney, I can confirm with some authority that lots and lots of Ms Abbott’s constituents drink rather alot of alcohol. Quite alot of them smoke, too. They assure me it’s just tobacco but I have my doubts at times. Now, I could be wrong, but I don’t think they could all be UKIP supporters could they?

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  66. 180
    Nemesis says:

    Everytime I see or hear this fucking stupid woman just makes me more and more confirmed that I will never vote for her party. She is everything that is bad about this country.

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  67. 182
    Eyes down ! says:

    As I’ve said many times before about Abbott and many in the Labour party…..only socialist as long as it doesn’t come knocking on their door !

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