Jonathan Jones

Abbott’s Twitter troubles

Abbott's Twitter troubles
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That Diane Abbott tweet that Pete mentioned earlier ('White people love playing divide and rule') has made her the centre of attention this morning. She may have deleted it, and claimed that it has been 'taken out of context', but still the Labour Party has deemed it necessary to give her a public telling off for it. A spokesman said:

'We disagree with Diane’s tweet. It is wrong to make sweeping generalisations about any race, creed, or culture. The Labour Party has always campaigned against such behaviour – and so has Diane Abbott.'

'I understand people have interpreted my comments as making generalisations about white people. I do not believe in doing that. I apologise for any offence caused.'

'If it was a white MP generalising against the black community and saying that the black community divide and rule, they would resign or be sacked in five minutes.'

Update:

Paul Waugh

'a severe dressing down'

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