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  • Diane Abbot’s Son – Charged with biting a Police Officer.
  • Premier Icon outofbreath
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    You couldn’t make it up:

    Abbott-Thompson is accused of spitting in the face of one officer as well as punching him, and then attempting to hit a second officer whose thumb he allegedly then bit.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/diane-abbott-son-james-arrested-charged-assaulting-police-a4304306.html

    He’s appearing in court in February – by which time DA could well be Home Secretary. #awkward

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Stupid kid.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Private school education! Vive la revolution.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Convenient.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Not the first HS offspring to get into trouble.

    Recall the run of odd newspaper layouts – around 2001 ? where they’d report on a prominent politician’s son being held for drug possession, then randomly mention Jack Straw in a neighbouring column.

    Premier Icon Sui
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    Kid… He’s 28, he’s a fully grown adult.. Spitting and biting should be a jail sentence. Goea to show a posh education doesn’t bring any class, but a politician mother brings you self entitlement.. I hope they throw the book at him… Literally.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    28?

    Ohh, ok.. Stupid Adult.

    Premier Icon mtbqwerty
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    It’s the parents I blame…

    Premier Icon qwerty
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    He’ll have to up his game if he has royal aspirations.

    Premier Icon easily
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    A lot of people here happy to condemn without having all the facts.

    Usually when I hear that a young black man has assaulted police officers I view it with some scepticism.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    easily +1

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Easily plus another, especially when the Met is involved. It’s a wonder the lad didn’t fall down the stairs.

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/diane-abbott-heckled-police-officers-10435520

    Priceless.

    Shades of the Trump visit. All the Tories crossing their fingers for 48 hours hoping he’d keep his mouth shut, and breathing a massive sign of relief when he safely took off for home without having torpedoed their campaign. Momentum must be the same, sitting around thinking “All we need is Abbot to keep her head down a for a while and we’ve got a good crack at this.” Abbot: Hold my beer.

    Recall the run of odd newspaper layouts – around 2001 ? where they’d report on a prominent politician’s son being held for drug possession, then randomly mention Jack Straw in a neighbouring column.

    I remember at the time a newsreader ending his report by saying “I wonder what the Home Sec will think about that.” I was young and naive and didn’t spot the hint. When the identity came out I had a forehead slapping moment. 🙂

    Premier Icon chewkw
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    It’s the parents I blame…

    😀

    Premier Icon falkirk-mark
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    Apparently she offered to pay the cop 3 months wages and wrote a cheque for forty quid

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Hang on that Mirror link suggests “Diane Abbott heckled police officers”.

    Premier Icon uselesshippy
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    He’s got a long way to go before he beats mark Thatchers rap sheet.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Cambridge law graduate James Adam Abbott-Thompson, 28, allegedly assaulted the two PCs on Friday afternoon when he went to the government department to visit a member of staff, a court heard.

    Hmm. Young black man trying to get into a government department, scuffle ensues. I would bet there’s some sort of provocation involved. You guys should try being black some time. After all, you don’t get to be a Cambridge law graduate by being a delinquent… something else most of us don’t know much about.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    You guys should try being black some time

    You are Justin Trudeau and I claim my 5CAD

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    Usually when I hear that a young black man has assaulted police officers I view it with some scepticism.

    He’s an upper class Cambridge graduate lawyer with five years of FO service behind him & pushing thirty. The Police attended in response to a call. I suspect the public school demeanour and expensive suit will have been a bit more noticeable than his skin.

    We’ll have to wait to see what happened but given how it unfolded there will be plenty of witnesses so the truth will out.

    Premier Icon senor j
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    Another easily + 1 here too.

    Premier Icon ctk
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    Yippee somebody from the political party I don’t support’s son got in trouble with the law. Hope he goes to jail forever because I don’t like his mum!

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    Hope he goes to jail forever because I don’t like his mum!

    She’s achieved a huge amount in her life, she’s dedicated her life to public service (in government and opposition) and she’s had a pretty credible media career. Plus Cambridge graduate plus first black woman MP.

    You might not like her but she will go down in history on the last count alone and the rest is more than you or I have ever done.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    And yet you started this thread.

    Flashy piles in with all the glee of someone watching a debagging in the common room……..

    Premier Icon nick1962
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    Usually when I hear that a young black man has assaulted police officers I view it with some scepticism.

    But in my experience government departments especially those in London have a really diverse work force so why would an ex-employee experience this?
    Two women are killed a week by their ex or current partner usually after a long history of harrassment including at their workplace.
    Diane Abbott’s son is an adult with a privileged, successful upbringing.If he’s in the wrong then his mother should quite rightly condemn his behaviour.

    Lets wait for the facts.

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    And yet you started this thread.

    That doesn’t mean I have to tolerate personal attacks on someone who’s endured far more than their fair share of personal abuse.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Yeah, I’m sure you had her best interests at heart.

    Or was it yours?

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    Two women are killed a week by their ex or current partner usually after a long history of harrassment including at their workplace.

    I have a friend who’s ex stalked her at work. It’s certainly one possibility.

    Lets wait for the facts.

    Yes… …and while we’re waiting let’s speculate wildly on STW. 🙂

    Premier Icon finbar
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    But in my experience government departments especially those in London have a really diverse work force

    It’s true – one of Directer Generals in my department didn’t even go to public school 😉

    Premier Icon ctk
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    OOB I was doing an impression of the type of bell end who would be excited about this news. Forgot the winky face.

    Premier Icon ajaj
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    the truth will out.

    From the Standard article:

    “until a trial at City of London magistrates court”

    So unlikely to see the truth. We never got the truth in plebgate before grown up judges, unlikely to get it at the magistrates.

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    We’ll have to wait to see what happened but given how it unfolded there will be plenty of witnesses so the truth will out.

    From the Standard article:

    “until a trial at City of London magistrates court”

    So unlikely to see the truth. We never got the truth in plebgate before grown up judges, unlikely to get it at the magistrates.

    Plus as soon as the election is over he can plead guilty without embarrasing Labour in which case there will be no public exposure of what happened.

    …but even without exposure in a court with plenty of witnesses the truth will still creep out IMHO. Or at least several versions of the truth. It’s entirely possible Abbott-Thompson might give his side of the story as well – especially if he feels hard done by.

    Premier Icon MarkBrewer
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    You might not like her but she will go down in history on the last count alone

    Did you deliberately mention Dianne abbott and the word count in the same sentence? This is what she will go down in history for 😂

    Premier Icon outofbreath
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    You might not like her but she will go down in history on the last count alone

    Did you deliberately mention Dianne abbott and the word count in the same sentence?

    😀 Good one…

    …but I stand by what I said.

    Premier Icon Dickyboy
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    until a trial at City of London magistrates court”

    Did some work in the basement there last year, fascinating place regret not taking any photos a real victorianas wet dream

    Premier Icon MarkBrewer
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     Good one…

    …but I stand by what I said

    I bet a big percentage of voters haven’t even got a clue she was the first female black mp! I’d put money on more people remembering her for all the stupid things that have come out of her mouth over the years, which lets face it is a hell of a lot 😉

    She always sounds totally incompetent in interviews and whenever somebody challenges her on anything just changes the subject. I don’t know how anybody could ever vote for her, she’s an utter joke.

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    Easily – 1

    Premier Icon DezB
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    She always sounds totally incompetent in interviews and whenever somebody challenges her on anything just changes the subject

    Er, she’s a politician. This describes just about every single one of them I’ve heard speak.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    She seems to have been rather conspicuous in her absence over the last few weeks in the lead up to the election, I wonder why that is

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