Quotes of Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ My mother liked Jim Reeves. I hated his records. He was unbearable. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Private schools prop up the class system in society. It is inconsistent, to put it mildly, for someone who believes in a fairer and more egalitarian society to send their child to a fee-paying school. But I had to choose between my reputation as a politician and my son. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ You can't defend the indefensible - anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Private schools prop up the class system in society. It is inconsistent, to put it mildly, for someone who believes in a fairer and more egalitarian society to send their child to a fee-paying school. But I had to choose between my reputation as a politician and my son. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ My mother liked Jim Reeves. I hated his records. He was unbearable. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Private schools prop up the class system in society. It is inconsistent, to put it mildly, for someone who believes in a fairer and more egalitarian society to send their child to a fee-paying school. But I had to choose between my reputation as a politician and my son. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ I've recently bought a mini iPod. And because I travel on public transport it's proving a good way to listen to music again. Most recently I've been listening to what is called nu-soul: American singers such as Jill Scott, Angie Stone, India Arie and Erykah Badu. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ I've recently bought a mini iPod. And because I travel on public transport it's proving a good way to listen to music again. Most recently I've been listening to what is called nu-soul: American singers such as Jill Scott, Angie Stone, India Arie and Erykah Badu. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ I've recently bought a mini iPod. And because I travel on public transport it's proving a good way to listen to music again. Most recently I've been listening to what is called nu-soul: American singers such as Jill Scott, Angie Stone, India Arie and Erykah Badu. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Many young people carrying real or imitation firearms do so in a mistaken attempt to either boost their image, or from a misguided idea about self-protection. In addition, most London shootings involve members of the black community and are often related to deprivation, gang rivalry or the illegal drug trade. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott

“ Whenever I felt like slitting my wrists I used to like listening to depressed singers from the 1970s. It was great music for a misunderstood teenager. And when I'm feeling misunderstood these days, I'll stick on a bit of Leonard Cohen. ”

- Diane Abbott
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