LBC Caller Sincerely Supports Abbott for Leader

Guido’s happy to pitch in with this campaign…

mdi-timer 3rd January 2020 @ 4:23 pm 3rd Jan 2020 @ 4:23 pm mdi-comment Comments
What’s Going on Here?

Corbyn’s sole mate put her best foot forward today at the polling station, but Guido spotted something up with her election outfit. Would have thought Hackney Labour would be shoe-ins…

UPDATE: Clearly Diane was caught on the back foot; Meg Hillier has deleted her photo. Although Guido reckons the hilarity of the photo still has legs…

Corbynistas and even Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden are now claiming the picture is Photoshopped:

The claim is trending on social media

The claim falls down, however, when you notice their ‘proof’ is taken from Diane’s Instagram yesterday

Guido’s always happy to fact check…

mdi-timer 12th December 2019 @ 10:59 am 12th Dec 2019 @ 10:59 am mdi-comment Comments
Priti Patel Promises Cop Biters Face Doubling of Maximum Sentences

Priti Patel is promising that a Tory majority government would launch a review into the way the criminal justice system deals with assaults on emergency workers, with a view to doubling maximum sentences. The rising number of assaults on NHS staff, paramedics, firefighters and police and prison officers has come despite the maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker doubling from 6 to 12 months last year. It would be irresponsible not to look at doubling the sentence again.

Home Secretary Priti Patel says:

“I’ve been appalled by the increasing numbers of assaults on our brave police officers and am not going to stand for it. Part of the solution is giving police the resources and powers they need to keep themselves safe, but we also need to make sure that the punishment for assaulting an officer truly fits the crime. I will always have the backs of the police and want to see those who do them harm behind bars for longer.”

This is against a backdrop of over 30,000 assaults on police officers last year. 20,578 were crimes of ‘assault without injury on a constable’ recorded across all forces, an increase of 13% compared with 18,138 in the previous year. 10,399 crimes of ‘assault with injury on a constable’ recorded across all forces, an increase of 27% compared with the previous year.

Last year Daniel Hilton, who bit a police officer, was the first person to be jailed under new laws to protect emergency workers. He was charged with a common assault offence under the new Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018. Under Priti Patel’s proposed new laws attackers convicted of the offence face a maximum of 12 months behind bars instead of six. It will be very interesting to hear what the Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, thinks about the proposal….

See also: James Abbott Charged Over “Biting a Police Officer”

mdi-timer 4th December 2019 @ 10:48 am 4th Dec 2019 @ 10:48 am mdi-comment Comments
James Abbott Charged Over “Biting a Police Officer”

The son of Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary, has been arrested for biting a police officer on Whitehall on Friday. He was charged in Westminster magistrates court yesterday. Cambridge-educated James was bailed over to appear in Central London magistrates court in February.

The incident happened outside the Foreign Office from where he was sacked from his Rome Embassy job in June. More to follow…

UPDATE: Guido understands Abbott has pulled out of a TV Debate tomorrow. She has been subbed in for by Shadow Policing Minister, Louise Haigh.

mdi-timer 3rd December 2019 @ 4:44 pm 3rd Dec 2019 @ 4:44 pm mdi-comment Comments
Rabbi Says He’s No Longer Welcome at Abbott’s Hackney CLP

In an interview this week, Diane Abbott – responding to the Chief Rabbi’s comments – said:

“My response to him is we’re in Tottenham. Historically a strongly Jewish area. I represent Hackney – again, historically a strongly Jewish area and I’ve not found people anxious and frightened”

Guido suggests Diane hasn’t listened very carefully, as not only do 80% of British Jews fear a Corbyn premiership, Diane’s own local Labour branch has a less than glowing record on antisemitism.

In April, Rabbi Pinter said he was “shocked” by “Diane’s failure to intervene over a motion in her Hackney North Constituency Labour Party (CLP) dismissing claims that Labour was “institutionally antisemitic”. Ms Abbott sat silent throughout the debate as Jewish members cried.” The JC reported that “Rabbi Pinter said he “no longer feels welcome” at CLP meetings and that “the atmosphere is absolutely toxic these days”.” That’s at least one Jew in Hackney who is anxious and frightened, Diane…

The motion in question referred to “[rejected] accusations of institutional racism” within Labour, noting “with increasing alarm the acceptance of the ‘fact’ that the Labour Party is ‘institutionally anti-semitic’ by not only the media, but the right wing of the parliamentary Labour Party.”

Guido also reckons the Jewish community in Tottenham and Hackney won’t have their anxiety and fright alleviated when seeing these Whatsapp messages from Diane’s local Labour branch group chat, which include the accusation that “the Jews were active” in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade when watching Corbyn defend Antisemitism allegations from Andrew Neil.

Another Hackney member questioned why Corbyn has to keep apologising for Antisemitism. The mind boggles…

mdi-timer 27th November 2019 @ 3:07 pm 27th Nov 2019 @ 3:07 pm mdi-comment Comments
Diane Abbott Health Watch

Social media was abuzz last night talking about Jeremy Corbyn’s wonky glasses during the ITV debate. As Guido has explained before, this is down to his new Fresnel Prism Lens, a feature of glasses typically given to stroke victims.

Dr. Guido has not, however, been able to identify the mysterious illness to which Shadow Home Secretary Dianne Abbott succumbed in the crucial final days of the 2017 election campaign. Readers will remember it gave Corbyn the convenient excuse to replace Abbott with ‘Temporary Shadow Home Secretary’ Lyn Brown. Who coincidentally and conveniently was not a spontaneously mentioned drag on the doorsteps…

An email prankster posing as Seamus Milne got Abbott to respond to his message asking about “adding colour to the illness story”. Abbott responded tellingly…

“I’m not sure what I can add… diabetes, in itself, would not stop me doing Women’s Hour. I am worried about telling untruths about my health which are easily disproved.”

It was a similar mysterious illness that prevented Abbott from voting to trigger Article 50. John Mann claimed that she feigned the illness to get out of voting. Surely not..?

After the election, Abbott claimed her diabetes prevented her from staying in post for the final few days of the campaign, despite her leaked email saying otherwise. By comparison, Theresa May, also a diabetic, did not temporarily stop being Prime Minister. Although such a mid-campaign move may have helped Tory efforts last time…

Will Abbott’s same seemingly unidentifiable ailment rear its head for a convenient third time in the final weeks of this election? Diane is 66 years old, her former boyfriend Corbyn is 70 years old, campaigning is grueling….

mdi-timer 20th November 2019 @ 11:10 am 20th Nov 2019 @ 11:10 am mdi-comment Comments
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