Diane Abbott to stand down from shadow cabinet

Diane Abbott to resign from shadow cabinet under new Labour leadership

2/23/2020

Diane Abbott to resign from shadow cabinet under new Labour leadership

The London MP says she wants Labour's new leader to be able to choose their own top team.

These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty Images Diane Abbott has said she will quit the front bench of Labour when a new leader is elected. Ms Abbott, the shadow home secretary, that whoever becomes leader,"they have to be able to construct their own shadow cabinet". Earlier Jeremy Corbyn had said he would under the new leader. Ms Abbott said she would be backing Rebecca Long-Bailey as her choice for Labour's replacement leader. Three candidates are in the running for leader: Ms Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Kier Starmer. Voting begins on Monday, with the new leader announced on 4 April. Ms Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, said she would be returning to the backbenchers"where there's an awful lot to do". Ms Abbott was the first black female to be elected to Parliament in 1987. She made history in October 2019 by becoming the first black MP at the dispatch box at Prime Minister's Questions, in place of Mr Corbyn. Related Topics Read more: BBC News (UK)

Will be sad to see her go but glad she's not giving up all together. I have nothing against the petit bourgeoisie per se, and it is only to be expected that their talent vacuum should make them gravitate towards some area of endeavour where their total lack of moral compass is no impediment... but for Corbyn and Abbott to leech for song is obscene

Party...... All the best Diane. Well done! Now BBC, got a qtn for u. My mate Waga, said BBC News reported, the Kenyan govt has manufactured a vaccine against the Corona virus. Any truth in that? In fact, he said it was produced 3 days after the outbreak in China. Jumping before being pushed? Literally the smartest thing she has ever done!

Shame her Ex hadn't stepped down when we needed it That's our entertainment down the river then Who will do their maths homework for them know ? 🤷‍♂️ There is god Hallelujah I don't know how anyone can seriously defend the epic and endless blunders she's made in front of the camera. She's a complete embarrassment. And to think her only defence is to play the race card! Thank goodness she's off!

Diane Abbott to STAND DOWN: Shadow Home Secretary says she won't be in next Labour CabinetDIANE ABBOTT announced she will stand down from frontline politics when Jeremy Corbyn steps down in April and a successor is named. At last Because whoever takes the Labour leadership will sack her anyway, she is absolutely thick, racist and not worthy of the job as shadow home secretary - drain the putrid labour swamp The best news in i dont know how long .. bout time the racist cleared off .. good ridens

No this has nothing to do with my ex lover getting the boot ! Honest !! About bloody time. YEEESSSS 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 She was too close to Corbyn and no new leader would keep her on the front bench and she knows this so this is more about saving face. a case of jump before being pushed At last, for own wellbeing, I'm pleased she's taken the right decision.

UKHomeSecretary GOOD Resign or get the boot, wouldn’t last two minutes with a new leader....

Diane Abbott stands by claim John Bercow couldn’t have intimidated Black RodDIANE ABBOTT stood by her claims former Speaker John Bercow couldn't have intimidated Black Rod after she called David Leakey's bullying claims 'unlikely' on Twitter.

UKHomeSecretary It’s not enough. She’s created a nice little fiefdom in the form of Hackney; playing her part in the housing crisis... For someone who comes across as a moron, she is incredibly cunning and astute; cementing her job as an MP for years to come... Bye then 🖕 Gutted 😆 Damn! Politics won't be fun anymore 😭😭

Has the BBC not closed down. Still putting out left wing drivel Thank God About bleeding time she’s been s thorn in labours side the quicker she does one the better for the future of the party 🤷‍♂️ This can only be good news She probably thinks she is re-signing... 🤔

Diane Abbott to STAND DOWN: Shadow Home Secretary says she won't be in next Labour CabinetDIANE ABBOTT announced she will stand down from frontline politics when Jeremy Corbyn steps down in April and a successor is named. At last Because whoever takes the Labour leadership will sack her anyway, she is absolutely thick, racist and not worthy of the job as shadow home secretary - drain the putrid labour swamp The best news in i dont know how long .. bout time the racist cleared off .. good ridens

Nothing like a good “jump before I’m pushed” story for a Monday morning. Shout out to the great people of Hackney who's obvious sense of humour kept this whole British farce alive and kicking. In a mad world we all need a good laugh and DA was the Queen of Comedy. Hats off. Great news After that election result every member of the cabinet should have resigned as they all had something to do with the result, that includes the present rabble that are vying for the leadership

Oh no ! :( at least whille she is there we can keep an eye on this dangerous woman . Now she will skulk around the back benches spitting her anti British anti English rhetoric with no reigns on her . Also we will lose the comedy value of watching her dose off Result If the party leader was any good you would of 1. Not got the job or 2. Been sacked.

Woohoo! About Fking time That’s the best thing for the party. I’m not been nasty here but she needs a break away from the party. Gutted!!!! Err not!!!!

Diane Abbott stands by claim John Bercow couldn’t have intimidated Black RodDIANE ABBOTT stood by her claims former Speaker John Bercow couldn't have intimidated Black Rod after she called David Leakey's bullying claims 'unlikely' on Twitter.

it's not like it's up to her. She's one of the main reasons Labour lost so badly. The tory party thank her. Take Corbyn with you and I might start voting Labour again! Does she know yet🤣🤣🤣 This still makes me laugh 😂😂😂 Oh no That’s the best news I’ve heard in a long while they might even find someone this time that works for their constituency instead of just being obsessed by racism

At last she is doing something worthy, it her long enough to realise she is what people want. Jumping before being pushed. But seriously it's for the best. Bless.. Good

Who might make the cut for Labour's next shadow cabinet?With voting in the leadership election about to begin, speculation is turning to the future Labour frontbench Labour is dead. Didn't you hear the recent results? Blair and his cohorts finished Labour after their mess and Corbyn knocked in the last nails. Give it up, see it, you lost. Other agendas are in charge now. Socialism is an evil. Just a bunch of far left extremists.

Well who's going to provide us endless entertainment now? It's a mystery to most people how she was ever in the shadow cabinet in the first place. We all dodged a very big bullet there. My god twitters fascists most be drilling all over their gammon Yes yes yes. It was time three go Finally! Hooray!! Should sack her maths teacher as well though.

Hallelujah! It would be been political suicide to hire her again, anyway.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘not royal anymore’ as Queen 'lays down the hammer'MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been banned from working under the name ‘Sussex Royal' by the Queen after standing down as senior members of the Royal Family. LOL they’ve been Sussex Royally squashed HarryandMeghan Their choice You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Good for the Queen, right decision on her part.

Hurray The worst Home Secretary we never had TG That's nice more time to get dressed in the mornings Good riddance, how was she ever in that job,....oh corbyn was shagging it 😭 She was a gift to Conservatives. She’s going back to School! Nooooo, not the gift that keeps giving. Absolutely gutted. But thanks for the Laughs Diane.

On the fourty third of February The only reason she was in the Shadow Cabinet was because of her relationship with Corbyn. She would never be asked by any of the other leadership candidates and she knows it. Jumped before she’s pushed

Good luck in your new role as Vice President of the USA noooooooo! Good decision! Please let this be true *about Hire a sub 🤥🤥👖🔥 Thank god! Well, whaddayaknow ...? About time Jake_Boothroyd Presumably so she can return to off the wall criticism of her party. Always easier than being constructive.

Taking over on countdown apparently I’d heard that she was planning to resign from the Lib Dem’s. Didn’t believe it. Looks like Monday is going to be a great day! I think the phrase you're looking for HackneyAbbott is 'jumping before being pushed'.... Or possibly 'being put out to pasture'.. Some good news then?

what a shame, while she was there, she was a great vote winner for the tories. The conservatives will lose a key ally. 🧀 I’m labour through and through,thank god!

SafalafJ great Jumped before she was pushed. She probably would have been sacked anyway LOL - What is she is going to cast a shadow on now? Thank god for small mercies Fab Gracefully stepping down before being unceremoniously pushed out.... Thankful for small mercury's. All our fun is leaving

She resigns on Feb 30th Who we gone laugh at Ps all these years and never done anything in her job ? Cant wait for the book to come out..life through me a cabbage and I made lemonade. Thank god UKLabour the silly politician needs to retire! Before she hears the words “there’s the door”. I suppose they’ll put her in the retirement home aka the House of Lords with all the other deadbeats.

suzy_71 !!!!!!!! Again the question is asked ' who cares' about the actions of the individuals that create the Labour leadership. They have cast themselves cast into the political wilderness for a generation. Long political career end 👍 This news actually made my weekend amazing

Over the years she has done some really good things. Sadly like a lot of us she went through her sell by date. If she had gone to the back benches she would have remained credible but she remained as a front bencher and has suffered for it these last few years. Good bye to labours racist Jump before she’s pushed! Totally useless, she can go back to being a “gob for hire” on the BBC

A passionate Member of Parliament with her constituents always at heart, but perhaps a good time to step down. Single handedly ensured Labour were completely unelectable. The first intelligent thing she's done in politics... Too dim to cut it. Thank you HackneyAbbott for all you have done. We respect and admire you. Sorry you had to take so much hatred and abuse. Thank you for being a trailblazer.

It just doesn’t add up.

Off to rehab Let’s hope we never have to hear any of this mad woman’s ramblings again. Thanks for the memories What are we going to do for comedy? Phew the opposition just got stronger Disastrous news for the Conservatives. Be Kind Is she leaving to spend more time with her shoes ? Part of the problem which made labour unelectable. Simply not credible.

Let’s hope that when she does walk, she remembers to put a pair of matching shoes on. 🤣

🤣 gutted ... she’s comedy gold Does she actually understand what that means? PoliticsKris Liked her the most when she was on the, this week sofa criticising labour, never thought she would ever make it to the dizzy heights of a shadow cabinet post 🤔 Won’t be missed! 😂😂😂 Great. She’s a major reason they lost the election.

That’s very good news as I feel she is not competent to do the job from the interviews I’ve watched her in. Don’t suppose she’d like to do the honourable thing and leave politics all together? Give Labour a chance of survival. Stealing a living



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