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Donald Draper
Posted - 14 June 2017 08:51
Does her diabetes explain her poor interview performance or is that accepted to be incompetence?
Misshoolie
Posted - 14 June 2017 08:53
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Is it the all out rof khunt Olympics today or something?

Excellent point cookie. Why not tweet her "have you tried not being black and fat?" I'm sure it would be helpful

*makes mental note to point and laugh when you get a smoking or alcohol related disease*
Wellington
Posted - 14 June 2017 08:55
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It does seem a bit odd that he diabetes flairs up mysteriously whenever she has dropped a clanger
Misshoolie
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:03
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How predictable. Cookie calls someone thick for reading the exact meaning of his post.
Bailey*
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:03
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I thought at least one of the interviews she ballsed up was over radio. If she knows she has a condition which can cause difficulties with, for example, numerical recall, then why not write key figures and points down. In fact do it in any interview and explain this is very important and I want to ensure the figures I provide are accurate to assist.

Sorry, maybe I'm unsympathetic but this is rather lacking in credibility post event. It's like me losing a trial or fucking up in court because of simple lack of prep and saying oh it's because I've got MS. Particularly so when it's a long standing condition which you know is controlled partly by diet and lifestyle.
Legal Alien
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:03
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Theresa May has type 1 diabetes. I suppose we should let her off for her abysmal election performance too.
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Posted - 14 June 2017 09:43
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Type 1 can't be helped

Abbott has a history of assigning characteristics according to race. Why would she claim it's wrong for anyone else to ask whether her diabetes is because she scoffs her face?
Tee Pottt
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:46
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I think her poor performance during the election campaign was down to her being crap.
blindtom
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:48
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Not particularly sympathetic. Both my aunts on my mother's side are type 2. My mother saw this development and radically changed her diet and lifestyle, lost a load of weight and is much healthier.
The Grapes of Khan
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:49
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Christ there are some unpleasant posts on this thread.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 14 June 2017 09:54
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Type 2 does have a racial component. Blacks and Asian immigrants, or their descendants, are more prone to it because they have less genetic ability to cope with the sugar tsunami that they get when faced with European or N American diets. Being fat, however, is a controllable component.


Sadly, Abbott has always been an idiot.
Saillaw
Posted - 14 June 2017 10:05
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Certainly if you've got a condition that you know can affect your ability in interviews one of your assistants should be reminding you to monitor it and deal with it. Apparently it took a family member to point out that if you're doing half a dozen interviews in a day you need to make sure you have food with you.
bananaman returns
Posted - 14 June 2017 10:09
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Christ. Whatever next - smoker has smoking related disease?
Elle Woods
Posted - 14 June 2017 10:19
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It's amazing how many experts on managing type 2 diabetes, particularly under the stress of an election campaign, rof has this morning.
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Posted - 14 June 2017 10:24
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Aaaand there we are ladies and gentlemen. You need to be an expert in order to comment on what is essentially a matter of common sense
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 14 June 2017 10:38
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I'm with Brad on this. Never seen studies that indicate a link between Type 2 and inability to deal with questions involving numbers.

After the first calamity, Corbz' election team should have told D Abbott to pull out of interviews.
Saillaw
Posted - 14 June 2017 10:40
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Not sure I need to be an expert to understand her interview in which she accepts that she failed to manage it correctly and that it affected her performance. Certainly she was worse than usual and I was half expecting an announcement that she had a brain tumour.
Lydia
Posted - 14 June 2017 10:41
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If you have type 2 google Newcastle study.
800 calories a day. Always works.

Nice side effect you get down to a healthy weight too.
The Grapes of Khan
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:17
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"After the first calamity, Corbz' election team should have told D Abbott to pull out of interviews."

I think they did, but she just kept turning up...
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:17
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Elle: given how common type 2 is, it's pretty likely that a number of people on RoF either have diabetes, or are closely connected to someone who has.

Type 1 certainly has a stress component - it can be brought on by stress, and is harder to manage if the sufferer is under stress. Don't know if the effect is the same for type 2, but it's difficult to see that Abbott's sudden, but mercifully brief, illness during the Article 50 vote could have been related to type 2.
Bobbie-Fleckmann
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:23
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my chums who worked for many years at Labour party hq tell me she also suffers from a touch of the charles kennedys
The Grapes of Khan
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:25
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whether it was diabetes or stress or exhaustion it is quite clear Abbott was performing well below her normal level in the campaign. She is not everyone's favourite politician but she is intelligent and usually articulate - any attempt to suggest that those interviews were her being her normal self is just plain wrong.
BST
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:47
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Agreed Hank, but if her condition was known she shouldn't have been in such a high pressure role, not least as that wasn't in her own interests in terms of the additional pressure.

If you put yourself up for high office I'm afraid I do agree with those who say (and the same goes for May as well and I think questions about her health were and are also legitimate) you are fair game and open to robust attacks if you make balls up's as she did (esp in the Ferrari interview).

The point in my view is more she shouldn't have been in that position if her situation was known. If she knew this herself as she says now she should have resigned, not complained after the event and then played a race card which on this occasion doesn't seem to exist.

Equally Labour should on a duty of care basis but also to help the campaign have put her on leave/temporarily stood her down from being Shadow Home Secretary far earlier than they did, not let the situation continue. I know Mc Donnell tried to do that but it seems nobody, especially Corbyn, was firm enough in following up taking her out of the fray.
Mr Hargreaves
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:52
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"she is intelligent and usually articulate"

she really isn't
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:57
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she's had it for a number of years and apparently was tricked into confirming the diabetes wasn't the reason for her withdrawal:

[a[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/06/diane-abbott-appears-fall- victim-hoax-email-conversation-online/[/a]
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 14 June 2017 11:57
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.....Meh
Posted - 14 June 2017 14:36
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Friend at work has type 2. We were sceptical but sounds legit. Type 2 is harder to control. Affected severely by stress. Can cause brain fog, fatigue etc.
minkie
Posted - 14 June 2017 16:20
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Whatever
The fact is, if it flairs up at busy times or those of crisis it doesnt bode well for a Home Sec
I hope she has a think about how she mamages her condition.