Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch has suggested a Labour government would not be able to cope with an outbreak of Ebola in the UK – after falling for comments made by a parody Diane Abbott Twitter account.
Mensch said in a series of tweets last night: “If there is a serious outbreak in the UK I doubt voters will risk a Labour government. Time to get serious… Look at Diane Abbott’s irresponsible comments on Ebola patients, Mili’s open border policy. No. Way.”
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The comments she was referring to appear to have been made by a parody account for the backbench Labour MP, hackneyabbatt, which is labelled as satire.
After Mensch was challenged by Abbott, she clarified: “Whoops! Apparently the Diane Abbot thing was a parody. Still have no doubt re Ebola and border/health policies. None. Labour not trusted.”
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