June 23rd, 2014

Diane Abbott Tops Poll as Labour’s Choice for London Mayor

Today’s Standard brings encouraging news in the race to be Labour’s candidate for London mayor. Diane Abbott is now ahead of Tessa Jowell among Labour supporters, with 17% saying they want Diane to be their candidate compared to just 14% choosing Tessa. As you can see from the chart below, the party is spoilt for choice:

Guido offers his warm support for Diane’s candidacy…


  1. 1
    Uncle Mac says:

    Would you trust a woman for mayor who doesn’t even know how her mortgage is paid? Step forward Mrs Mills.


    • 89
      Cardinal Biggles says:

      We could have a ‘dueling pianos’ playoff for the Labour mayoral nomination.

      In the vibrant and enriched corner, on behalf of Ms. Abbott, I give you Winifrid Atwell.


  2. 2
    What a choice says:

    Four massive arseholes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 34
      Tesa love, get a facelift you hag says:

      At least, if Jowell does not make it, then she’ll have more time to spend with her conman husband filling in forms that she, of course, never ever read in her whole life.
      Lying bitch.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 42
        Crooked Lawyer and his Moll says:

        Wasnt she also at the helm of the campaign to bring super casinos to this country. No chance of taking backhanders there either. No sireee.

        Liked by 1 person

      • 76
        Temporary 'separation' from my husband for the sake of my career says:

        Are they back together again, her and Mr Mills? It’s so difficult to keep up.


        • 97
          Crooked Lawyer and his Moll says:

          Yes she left him because she believed him innocent. She got back with him when he was convicted.


        • 98
          There's no rat-bag like this Dame says:

          As I understand it, the duplicitous pair were never actually apart. Weekend trysts and all that crap. Politically expedient to be considered separate and not to be seen together.


      • 111
        Apthorpe says:

        That Millbean has this line up of the the thick, the crooked and plain repulsive shows you what to total melt down the Labour Party is in. Fantastic news Dave must be thinking the God is smiling on him at last.


    • 132
      A white boy says:

      “Four massive arseholes” – so that’s seven between them then.


    • 139

      If we re talking mouths as well as recta that s actually eight …..


  3. 3
    Braveheart says:

    They asked 100 straight men whom they most wanted to sleep with.


  4. 4
    Robin J Smith says:

    The poll shows that 83% of Labour supporters DO NOT want Diane Abbott to be their candidate.

    So Dianne Abbott it is!

    Isn’t democracy wonderful?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 5
    Caliphate R Us says:

    Excellent choice for mayor or is it mayoress, who knows what gender it is, anyway good news for us more racism against whitey and greater victim status for us. Good work.


  6. 6
    chikan says:

    Brilliant, I can almost see the expenses fraud and racial bias she would bring already


  7. 7
    Big Al Johnson 4 labour Mayor says:

    Why don’t they get that Cockney postie to do it?

    He’s a nice chap and a local too, even his opponents like him Or is that too bleeding obvious?

    Liked by 1 person

    • 9
      None of the above says:

      That Poll shows that Labour supporters do not want Abbott, Jowell, Lammy or Kahn as their Mayor of London.

      Liked by 2 people

      • 14
        Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

        Well, if you flood the Country with shit sooner or later it’s going to stink.

        Liked by 1 person

      • 30
        Anonymous says:

        What a disaster for the Labour party if the incompetent Abbot or any of the others are chosen.

        It should be the highly competent Londoner Allan Johnson.

        Khan is away with the fairies as evidenced by his reaction after the recent elections.
        I think Milliband listening to him is one of the reasons Labour are all over the place.

        Liked by 1 person

      • 39
        The two Muppets says:

        She is as thick as two short planks . Why does Labour have a
        death wish ?

        Liked by 1 person

        • 62
          Bill Quango MP says:

          I think they know that over 55% of Londoners are non-natives.

          5 million odd are white and expect a reasonable split between Labour and Tory plus some Lib-wasters and UKIP. And London is more Labour than the average of the UK so a labour bias of say 2 million?

          Then there is 1/2 million odd ‘mixed’
          1.5 million Asian
          1.1 million black
          1/4 million other.

          Labour are counting on the ethnicity of their candidate.
          And they can get the women’s vote too.

          I expect it would depend who the Tory candidate was. But a posh-boy nobody would probably lose to the Abbott.


        • 79
          Reg 511 says:

          If they had any intelligence they wouldn’t be Labour supporters?

          Liked by 1 person

        • 147
          Suzie says:

          Good God who thought she would make a good mayor? She isn’t even a good MP. Please tell me this is a joke.


        • 152
          Trevor Phillips, using the white-flight issue to further own career says:

          She is the wrong candidate to run for Mayor of London?

          What has she done for Hackney? Nothing!

          I remember the Channel 4’s “The Best and Worst Places to Live in Britain” and the show named Hackney the worst place to live in Britain in 2006.

          That’s what you get for voting Labour MPs & a Labour Council, e.g. Lewisham named the least peaceful area of England & Wales of 2013, followed by Lambeth, Hackney, Newham & Tower Hamlets. See the link below:



        • 154
          Diane Abbott's Legacy says:


      • 60
        Jean-Claude Juncker says:

        Perhaps they would consider me?


      • 129
        RichUpNorth says:

        An impressive collection of turds!
        Vote UKIP!


    • 10
      Ed Miliband says:

      Why would we want a white working class cockney? We need an ex Spad with a PPE


    • 133


      Where s the number for Dignitas in Zurich ?


  8. 8
    Will says:

    My mp sadiq will not be happy facing a declining majority and having to fight for his seat next year. Not being able to run for mayor will mean he has to fight for his seat and do some work. Mind you he can no longer count on the Muslim vote as he is from the a small offshoot of Sunni and Shia. So next year could well be freedom for tooting


  9. 11
    táxpáyér says:

    Diane Abbot’s “better way is possible” land shows the other way is state murder


    Death Toll from Venezuela Protests Rises to 43


    • 123
      A Right Fucking Bastard says:

      Of course, she’ll get a lot of votes because, she’s (allegedly) a woman, black and Labour.

      But-seriously- anybody who casts a vote for that obese, racist, condescending fucking eye-rolling fucking hypocritical fucking idiot ought to be in a fucking psychiatric ward.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 135

        There is a shred if hope.

        The total poll was 48 percent

        Which presumably implies 52 percent don t know or will not be voting or do not know HOW to vote .

        If the last mentioned — so much for Chukkas assertion that only Lib Lab Cons are literate !!


      • 157
        Tom Catesby. says:

        Londonistan is fast becoming a massive psychiatric ward. Of couse they’ll vote for the fat one…….
        1. She’s black.

        2. She’s a women.

        She’s liebore. Therefore supports mass uncontrolled emigration= more fraudulent postal votes.

        er……. That’s it.


  10. 12
    Abbott 4 Mare says:

    Well I suppose that is one way of destroying londonistan.


  11. 13
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    I knew Labour voters were thick but I didn’t realise they were thicker than fattbotts blubber!


  12. 15
    Dave's big maze says:

    Racist Dianne Abbott pips the polls of Standard.
    We might suppose the metro hip voters endorse her “white people love to play divide & conquer” views …

    vote fatbot get fat bot racist



  13. 17
    the mystical mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    we’re going to need a bigger coach


  14. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Diane Abbott couldn’t manage her way out of a paper bag! What a complete disaster she would be for London.


  15. 19
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Is she get as far as mayorship, will they widen the buses?


  16. 20
    Bert says:

    O/T, but best joke of the day:


    DT clickbait at its finest!


  17. 21
    The Vicar of Albion says:

    They’re getting good at picking winners aren’t they?


  18. 22
    Ken Livingslime says:

    Not so fast you lot.

    I haven’t thrown my hat in the ring yet…


  19. 24
    Diana Abbott says:

    Dem labour voters only picked me cause I is Black.


  20. 26
    Another Headshrinker says:

    Labour really don’t want to win anything do they! Or maybe the PLP are thinking how can we get rid of her!


  21. 27
    bergen says:

    They’re being very sensible. The Mayor’s budget runs into billions and they couldn’t leave it in the hands of a poor little housewife who simply signs the mortgage forms that her husband puts in front of her without reading them.


    • 55
      Crooked Lawyer and his Moll says:

      And then leaves him because she believed he was innocent !!!!!!! WTF how does that work, he’s innocent so I’m leaving him !!!!!


      • 72
        bergen says:

        And then quietly reconciled, hoping that no one would notice. It seems a bit odd to me.


        • 99
          Crooked Lawyer and his Moll says:

          To be fair they got back together only once his guilt was established, she only left him as she thought he was innocent. As you do !


  22. 28
    Radio Bollocks says:

    Guido is jojing of course – or is he?


  23. 31
    Radio Bollocks says:

    Jojing means being bloody stupid !


  24. 32
    Sun Tzu says:



  25. 33
    Fishy says:

    ‘Every weekend the Labour Party (MPs) get a script that they have to read from.

    Stalinist Kommissar Miliband and his tiny coterie requires total discipline.


  26. 35
    Hargaret Modge, Labour MP and Hypocritical serial long term aggressive Tax Avoider + expenses thief says:

    Dianne Fatbutt is only running for Mayor because of the Mayoral Food Allowance budget. Free food for your term is (for her) a great motivator.


  27. 36
    Diana Abbott says:

    I stand not far de hobbits but far de brudders an sisters who want to steal da ring from de hobbits….along wid de purses and Rolex


  28. 37
    Diane Abo says:

    I is not a waycist, but all u whitey boyz beda warch it, yu iznt goin too likes it wenna i becuming did lord mares innit


    • 138

      Will they have to purchase a specially reinforced orthopaedic Mayoress chair for her or will Boris ‘s current contraption take the weight as he s no svelte gazelle !!


  29. 40
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    the third world has spoken!!



  30. 41
    She would go under says:

    There is one major snag here.

    Abbott is quite simply not up to the job. Her talent is talking criticism and taking zero responsibility and talk’s cheap.


    • 52
      England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

      You think the sort of people who would vote for her care about that?


  31. 43
    Tessa J. Owl says:

    I’m a complete mare.


  32. 44
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Diane Abbott elected as MP in 1982, so talented that in 13 years of Labour Government, neither Blair or Brown felt she was suitable for promotion.


    • 50
      The Back bench was an over promotion says:

      Ed gave it a go as a comforter for her losing in the Leadership contest but even he was forced to sack as being F*****g useless.


    • 70
      John Bellingham says:

      Wrong! She was the shadow minister of health and obesity.


  33. 46
    Jen The Blue says:

    Surely not even London’s Labour supporters would vote for the odious, hypocritical racist Diane Abbott?

    Or am I being too kind to Labour supporters?


    • 56
      london Labour supporters says:

      we’d vote for a pig if you stuck a red rosette on it as long as we still get our bennies paid. (which is kind of what this is proposing)


  34. 47
    Yes we Ken says:

    Goes from bad to worse. Last time Labour had Ken ‘Press TV’ Livingstone !


  35. 51
    Sailor Sam says:

    Can’t we find an Easy European LGBT person for the job? West Indies is so yesterday’s ethnic minority of choice. Get with Labour!


  36. 53
    Anonymous says:

    #OperationSackPinky #RacePolitics #RaceCard


  37. 54
    Diane abbott says:

    Never mind dem Miliband wiv dem free owls for all voters, when me get in runnin london, everybody be gettin free chicken (except whitey)


    • 58
      Diana Abbott says:

      I be wantin me stretch limo me Black panther body guards and an Idi Amin mayor outfit wid all de medals an ting.
      Dem is me terms


  38. 57
    jgm2 says:

    Make it so.

    An MP since 1987. Almost 30 years and her constituency is a by-word for shit-hole even in the shiti*s*tanisation of London. It should be a cause of undying shame. If she had any shame.

    And now she wants to bring her ‘magic’ to the wider capital.

    Good luck with that.


  39. 59
    ron says:

    Noddy job.

    Doesn’t matter who gets it really.

    Time to scrap it, and the toytown assembly that goes with it.


  40. 61
    Bosun Higgs says:

    Ms Abbott would be a better candidate than Frank Dobson or the ludicrous Ken Livingstone. But when is Lutfur going to throw his kufi into the ring?


  41. 63
    Harrison says:


  42. 65
    Taxpayer. says:

    The talent on offer is inspiring.


  43. 66
    Yasmin Alibhai Brown says:

    My only reservation is she doesn’t hate caucasians quite enough. I would prefer that nice Zimbabwean gentleman Robert Mugabe but I don’t think he is running. Although in parts of South London he would probably win.


    • 104
      Very, very, very easy says:

      This woman is a Blessed Saint, a fount of all wisdom, a righter of wrongs, and someone it is very easy to loathe.


    • 131
      Dangerous Brian says:

      Yes Yasmin, and you could stand for deputy given your impartial views an lack of hatred towards the white working classes.


  44. 67
    Right Move promotion says:


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  45. 69
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Diane’s taxes probably need looking in to.

    Her personal appearances are legion. And at £500-2000 a time I’d be surprised if she hasn’t availed herself of a bit of the Barlow school of accountancy.

    Hard to put a child through private school on a simple MP’s income if its all on 40% tax. .

    £10k a term that school.


  46. 73
    John Bellingham says:

    If Dianne wins then London can be twinned with Lumbumbashi, Aleppo and Chernobyl.


  47. 77

    Vote UKIP :-D


  48. 81
    MayfairMagFan says:

    And the other 52%…..?


  49. 82
    Fruitcake, swivel eyed loon, closet racist, crank and gadfly says:

    Guido, you love a laugh don’t you.

    It’s a joke, right?

    Isn’t it?


  50. 84

    Vote UKIP :-D


  51. 85
    Mayor Abbott says:

    My first act as mayor would be to scrap the PO-lice and appoint Judge Dredd as the law.
    Him play wicked tunes and smoke da ganja man.


  52. 87
    The EU says:

    Who is this David Cameron?


    • 91
      Angela Merkel says:

      He’s the funny English fellow who tries to say no to everything. Don’t pay him any mind.


  53. 88
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    Abbott has the best chance of winning – she is a TV personality.

    Leaving aside the question of policies, whether she could actually do the job if elected is another question.


  54. 90
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Abbot trying to ride a bike would be comedy pure gold.


  55. 92
    Anonymous says:

    What’s got 4 arseholes but no Johnson?

    Labours mayoral candidate list.


  56. 94
    Wotak Hunt III says:

    Surely not even London’s Labour supporters would vote for the odious, hypocritical racist Diane Abbott as she has shown in the past that shes not only unpromotable but she is only in the job for herslf and noone else matters at all.Can anyone actually remember if she has done anything for her constituency and come to think of it does she even live in it.She claims to represent the needs of the people but the people she claims to represent have they actually been qouted as saying that she has done anything worth mentioning…..BTW Im a black tax payer & voter


  57. 100
    Rolf Harris says:

    Wll tie my kangaroo down! I was thinking I was a longshot for mayor of London but I have as much chance of winning as Diane.


  58. 105
    the Artist says:


    never mind Owls for all, what about £11,000 naked portraits of Diane on the tax payer for all?


  59. 108
    Jezza says:

    Are Labour considering any English people for the job?


  60. 109
    The Wisdom of Rachel Reeves says:

    Yes, I know it’s been said that I sound like Olive from “On The Buses” but Diane Abbot is a fine and wonderful woman.


    • 117
      A Londoner says:

      If Di wins Londoners are going to have to pony up for a specially reinforced bus just for her. Taxis won’t have her and the chassis of most car would eventually bend under the strain.


  61. 112
    Immer Wieder says:

    If Diane wins, London is ruined. Vaguely punishing “da bankers” (anyone in a job) and handing out money to client groups.


  62. 114
    A Londoner says:

    Anyone know if Di has yet met that great fat black battleaxe who leads the council? When those two clash London will be earthquaked to Southend!

    Even Boris is unable to manage that fat pompous cow.


  63. 116
    tigerowl says:

    She would do a good job. fights her corner well. Takes no notice of rubbish like this…..”Are Labour considering any English people for the job? ” and this….”If Dianne wins then London can be twinned with Lumbumbashi, Aleppo and Chernobyl!”… and this.”I knew Labour voters were thick but I didn’t realise they were thicker than fattbotts blubber”
    If that is the level of debate against her then she will walk the election.
    Are the divide and division party going to stand? UKIP.


    • 121
      A Londoner says:

      Tigerowl? Are you one of Milipede’s freebies?

      So perhaps you would like to now put forward three good reasons why she should even be considered for the short list.


  64. 119
    liebore says:

    Diane’s first campaign speech


  65. 122
    Heir-peace says:

    What a disaster for the capital if that racist woman gets the mayoralty.


    • 126
      Southern Softie says:

      It will mean that London will be finished as a financial centre and will be the haven for rag-heads, terrorists and criminals.

      This fucking bitch showed her true colours and judgment when she praised Chavez.


  66. 125
    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    Presumably “None of the above” = 52%


  67. 128
    Fat Township Bot says:

    Needs my Abbott United posse down the township necklacing whitey. Freeee, eee, eeee, food for fatbot.


  68. 134
    Bill de Burgh says:

    “Tigerowl” says at 118, in defence of Abbott: ‘are the divide and division party going to stand? UKIP”
    For your information, tigerowl (as you are plainly pig-ignorant of what I am about to say) Abbott not so long ago tweeted the following: “White people love to divide and rule”. Despite her size, she quite rightly disappeared from view in a shit-storm of reproach, from anyone with half-a-brain or more, for this inexcusable, un-explain-awayable racist generalisation; exactly the kind of thing which, had the same been said of her or any person of colour, a custodial sentence would have been in the offing for the miscreant. She is a contemptible individual on that evidence alone and in future a great many people will start getting up half-an-hour earlier just so they can hate her longer. That you would seek to defend or advance the cause of a self-evidenced racist tells me and all here all we need to know.


  69. 136
    Mycroft says:

    London is dive these days, unless you have a goodly amount of money, you are immersed in a sea of vile bodies.

    It’s bad… but just for a moment imagine the Capital ‘run’ by this intellectual pygmy!

    Boris is a sinister teddy-bear hidden in a jocular buffoon and his position of Mayor is safe from the vile Labia Ga-Ga.

    If she was to become the leader of the City of the Damned then we should retitle the position… Mare of London.


  70. 137
    Bill de Burgh says:

    ….and yes, before anyone gets this in before me, I DID neglect to call you a fcuking idiot.


  71. 140
    Flabbybott says:

    Jowell or Flabbott? Pair of useless morons.


  72. 146
    Abbott is the cause of racism says:

    I cannot forgive Diane for giving me racist thoughts that sometimes erupt into shouts of racist abuse hurled at my TV or P.C.


  73. 151
    Lee Casper says:


  74. 155
    Lammy's Legacy says:

    The gravy train rolls on: Figures reveal one in five MPs still has family on the payroll (Daily Mail, 22 July 2011):

    “Astonishing: Despite the clampdown on expenses, David Lammy claimed £173,922, despite being a London MP who incurs few travel or hotel cost”.


    • 156
      Lammy's Legacy says:

      David Lammy’s Voting Record (http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/10678/david_lammy/tottenham/votes):

      Voted for equal gay rights

      Voted for smoking bans

      Voted for the hunting ban

      Voted for allowing marriage between two people of same sex

      Voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

      Voted for the Iraq war

      Voted against an investigation into the Iraq war

      Voted for more EU integration

      Voted against a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU

      Voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

      Voted against raising the threshold (personal allowance) at which people start to pay income tax

      Voted for a banker’s bonus tax (so Labour can waste more money).

      Voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax (on small & medium size businesses).

      Voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance

      Voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients

      Voted against greater autonomy for schools

      Voted against academy schools

      Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

      Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons

      Voted against a transparent Parliament

      Voted for introducing ID cards

      Voted against capping civil service redundancy payments

      Voted for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws


  75. 158
    LIE-bour Party (destroying British identity). says:

    Sadiq Khan’s Voting Record: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11878/sadiq_khan/tooting/votes

    Voted for equal gay rights.

    Voted for allowing marriage between two people of same sex (despite outrage from the Muslim community in this constituency of Tooting).

    Voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

    Voted against an investigation into the Iraq war (despite being a Muslim).

    Voted for more EU integration

    Voted against a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU

    Voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

    Voted against raising the threshold (personal allowance) at which people start to pay income tax (despite Labour talking about the ‘cost of living crisis’).

    Voted for a banker’s bonus tax (so Labour can waste more money).

    Voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax (for small & medium size businesses that employ people).

    Voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance (so big corporations can pay little or no tax).

    Voted against greater autonomy for schools

    Voted against academy schools

    Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency

    Voted fewer MPs in the House of Commons

    Voted against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas

    Voted for introducing ID cards (creating a totalitarian state).

    Voted against capping civil service redundancy payments

    While Labour were in power (1997-2010), he was happy to keep radicalised Islamic clerics like Abu Hamza & Abu Qatada in Britain (without any attempt to deport them). He ignored forced marriages, and sexual grooming & abuse of young girls committed by Muslim men.

    He is also ignored young students being radicalised in universities, dismissed the rise of Sharia Court buildings and did nothing to prevent Muslim men committing polygamy to claim more benefits.

    His former colleague, Shahid Malik wanted the whole UK Parliament to be Muslim.


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