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  •  a little off topic (1+ / 0-)
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    NY brit expat

    Wasn't Diane Abbott's father featured on 60 Minutes a few years back...I believe he's an expatriate from the South?

    •  As far as I know and what is in her biography (1+ / 0-)
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      Chitown Kev

      she is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 03:12:24 AM PST

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    •  Oona King (3+ / 0-)

      The person you are thinking of was Preston King. His daughter, Oona King was the second black woman to become a Labour MP. She formerly represented Bethnal Green and Bow (from 1997 until losing to George Galloway in 2005). That constituency is quite close to Diane Abbott's, as it is two seats north of it. Oona King is currently in the House of Lords as Baroness King of Bow.

      There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

      by Gary J on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 04:55:35 AM PST

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