Quotes by Diane Abbott

You learn from mistakes.
- Diane Abbott
My family were from Jamaica.
- Diane Abbott
My father was a manual worker.
- Diane Abbott
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Tackling childhood obesity is key.
- Diane Abbott
I want to write a best-selling book.
- Diane Abbott
I believe every abortion is a tragedy.
- Diane Abbott
I wanted my marriage to work, but it didn't.
- Diane Abbott
I spend a lot of time visiting local organisations.
- Diane Abbott
It's very lonely bringing up a child on your own.
- Diane Abbott
Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party.
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My mother liked Jim Reeves. I hated his records. He was unbearable.
- Diane Abbott
In politics, the people I most despise are those who have no values.
- Diane Abbott
I was a postman one Christmas and I developed a morbid fear of dogs.
- Diane Abbott
Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food.
- Diane Abbott
Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have.
- Diane Abbott
I'm a West Indian mum and West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.
- Diane Abbott
In Parliament we debate on and we decide the laws that are going to govern the country.
- Diane Abbott
I don't think you can have pain and soul-searching doing the right thing for your child.
- Diane Abbott
You can't defend the indefensible - anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical.
- Diane Abbott
I'm not thick-skinned at all, and of course I'm hurt by people attacking me as a person.
- Diane Abbott
Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it's critical to wellbeing.
- Diane Abbott
I knew what could happen to my son if he was sent to the wrong school and got in with the wrong crowd.
- Diane Abbott
Because when you watch U.S. television, all the presenters and reporters, they're all out of central casting.
- Diane Abbott
Finally, there's a sense in which I look at this Westminster village and London intelligentsia as an outsider.
- Diane Abbott
My forebears refused to cut the sugar cane for plantation owners, and I am recognisably a product of that background.
- Diane Abbott
I'm not the only Labour MP who sent their child to public school but I'm the only one who's questioned about it.
- Diane Abbott
The honest truth is that if this government were to propose the massacre of the first-born, it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- 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
When fast food is not a treat but a dietary staple, the children surf the internet all day in dark corners of the room and are bombarded with latest gadgets. Things replace parental standards.
- 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

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