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Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbot had an affair?

(123 Posts)
NotTooOld Thu 17-Sep-15 17:22:52

Just read about this on the internet. I think it said it was in the 1970s. Can it be true?

mcem Thu 17-Sep-15 17:37:41

The essence of gossip!

Ana Thu 17-Sep-15 17:39:38

It's true, according to The Times and other newspapers!

petra Thu 17-Sep-15 17:42:06

A match made in heaven.

NotTooOld Thu 17-Sep-15 17:43:50

Blimey. I used to watch DA on the late politics prog on Thursday evening, after Question Time, and wonder why she was happy to appear alongside Michael Portillo as he made her appear such a light weight (absolutely no pun intended!)

rosesarered Thu 17-Sep-15 17:50:39


nigglynellie Thu 17-Sep-15 17:54:15

FHS, who on earth cares about that now?!! I think there are more important things to tut about!

NotTooOld Thu 17-Sep-15 17:57:27

nigglynellie - I'm not tutting! Far from it - I think he's quite fanciable, good for Diane Abbott, I say. It's just a bit of gossip to enliven a dull afternoon. I'll be back to studying Mandarin Chinese in a minute. wink

Ana Thu 17-Sep-15 17:59:12

It's part of another story about how apparently JC didn't defend DA against the rantings of another Labour MP in a row about sexism.

Ana Thu 17-Sep-15 18:00:36

Still tittle-tattle, I know, but as you say

NotTooOld Thu 17-Sep-15 18:03:15


Anniebach Thu 17-Sep-15 18:08:48

What a sin, a single woman and a man married but separated

Ana Thu 17-Sep-15 18:13:51

No one's suggesting it is or was 'a sin'.

It is an interesing fact, though.

Alea Thu 17-Sep-15 18:13:56

Now if somebody had said it (JC) was with Michael Portillo, that really might set tongues wagging grin

Devorgilla Thu 17-Sep-15 18:17:17

I thought it was because he didn't defend the other female MP against DA's intervention. It was about the appointment of female MPS to his Shadow Cabinet I think and DA thought the other woman was being a bit 'precious'.

NotTooOld Thu 17-Sep-15 18:18:40

I quite fancy Michael Portillo as well. This dull afternoon is causing me some strange fantasies................BUT NO - I do not fancy Diane Abbot!

nigglynellie Thu 17-Sep-15 18:24:25

Why is it interesting?! An affair forty years ago can't possibly be of any interest to anyone apart from the people concerned. I'm no fan of JC, or DA but I think it's pretty tacky to drag something like this up donkeys years later in order to try and smear and gossip about either of them.

vampirequeen Thu 17-Sep-15 18:26:05

Just muck raking on the part of the media. A bit of gossip from the 1970s. They're really struggling now. How long before we're told he got twagged off school one day? Perhaps even further back and we'll learn that he had tantrums as a toddler.

whitewave Thu 17-Sep-15 18:26:46

This will be the least of it. Hey ho

Anniebach Thu 17-Sep-15 18:29:24

Well, it's front page on the wail. Was it an affair? not what I consider an affair

rosesarered Thu 17-Sep-15 18:31:15

It is a bit surprising though, and she will be uncomfortable now about being chosen for the shadow cabinet.

whitewave Thu 17-Sep-15 18:32:00

Well blow me surely not the DM I am surprised.

rosesarered Thu 17-Sep-15 18:33:33

Not a good choice of words whitewave! grin

rosequartz Thu 17-Sep-15 18:33:34

No, it wasn't a sin annie ! but I did read somewhere that he and his wife separated, they were hoping they could give their marriage another go but hearing about the affair with Diane made her decide no no.

Who cares? Unless it interferes with what is happening in the party today.

I always think that she and Portillo are very flirty on that sofa after Newsnight. Stop it, you two, I'm trying to concentrate on what is being said!

whitewave Thu 17-Sep-15 18:35:24

blush ooh er!!!!!