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Louise Mensch Says Ebola Might Make People Vote Conservative

The ex-MP said it was "time to get serious" over Ebola, and criticised "irresponsible comments" from Diane Abbott on Twitter that turned out to be from a parody account.

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Louise Mensch believes the Conservatives might get an unlikely boost in next year's general election – from Ebola. She tweeted her opinion after becoming incensed by "irresponsible comments" from Diane Abbott on Twitter.

Same in the UK. If there is a serious outbreak in the UK I doubt voters will risk a labour government. Time to get serious. #Ebola

Louise Mensch@LouiseMenschFollow

Same in the UK. If there is a serious outbreak in the UK I doubt voters will risk a labour government. Time to get serious. #Ebola

8:36 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I mean exactly what I say. Look at Diane Abbott's irresponsible comments on Ebola patients, Mili's open border policy. No. Way. #LabourFail

Louise Mensch@LouiseMenschFollow

I mean exactly what I say. Look at Diane Abbott's irresponsible comments on Ebola patients, Mili's open border policy. No. Way. #LabourFail

9:44 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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. @LouiseMensch @eddietruman Oh, I needed a laugh tonight. Thanks, Louise. Your commitment to satirizing the Right in the UK is outstanding!

Mark Mola@markbairdenFollow

. @LouiseMensch @eddietruman Oh, I needed a laugh tonight. Thanks, Louise. Your commitment to satirizing the Right in the UK is outstanding!

8:40 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@LouiseMensch So Conservatives pinning election hopes on an ebola outbreak in the UK?

Gerri Peev@GerriPeevFollow

@LouiseMensch So Conservatives pinning election hopes on an ebola outbreak in the UK?

8:51 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@LouiseMensch how did you reach that conclusion?

Sandra@LFCSandraFollow

@LouiseMensch how did you reach that conclusion?

8:44 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And, more awkwardly, Abbott hadn't actually talked about Ebola patients. It was a parody account.

@LouiseMensch What am I supposed to have said about Ebola patients? Are you sure that you are not referring to some parody account?!

Diane Abbott MP@HackneyAbbottFollow

@LouiseMensch What am I supposed to have said about Ebola patients? Are you sure that you are not referring to some parody account?!

10:17 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Whoops! Apparently the Diane Abbot thing was a parody. Still have no doubt re Ebola and border/health policies. None. Labour not trusted.

Louise Mensch@LouiseMenschFollow

Whoops! Apparently the Diane Abbot thing was a parody. Still have no doubt re Ebola and border/health policies. None. Labour not trusted.

2:24 AM - 17 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is the parody tweet she was talking about. Profile picture aside, it's hard to see exactly what confused her.

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The NHS will cope well if Ebola turns up in the UK. Just look at their fantastic record with MRSA. #FantasticService #Labour'sLegacy

Diane Abbott_MP@hackneyabbattFollow

The NHS will cope well if Ebola turns up in the UK. Just look at their fantastic record with MRSA. #FantasticService #Labour'sLegacy

6:37 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Having corrected Mensch, the real Diane Abbott signed off with a sassy #JustSaying.

@LouiseMensch Why is someone as experienced on Twitter as you falling for a parody account? #justsaying

Diane Abbott MP@HackneyAbbottFollow

@LouiseMensch Why is someone as experienced on Twitter as you falling for a parody account? #justsaying

10:19 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And people began to question which was the real parody account.

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Mensch says voting Labour leads to Ebola, in turn becoming a complete and utter parody of herself #gohomeurdrunklouise

Rebecca Moore@rebecca_moore_Follow

Mensch says voting Labour leads to Ebola, in turn becoming a complete and utter parody of herself #gohomeurdrunklouise

10:54 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hahahhahahah Louise Mensch has got to be some sort of parody surely?

Mark Parsons@ChairmanMarkusFollow

Hahahhahahah Louise Mensch has got to be some sort of parody surely?

9:26 AM - 17 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wait, so Louise Mensch isn't a parody?

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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