The Independent Group is only a few hours old but already one of its leading members has made a blunder on air. Talking about race on the BBC's Politics Live, Angela Smith said:
'It's not just about being black or a funny...tin...from the BME community'
Oh dear. Angela Smith has since apologised for her comments, saying that she 'misspoke':
— Angela Smith MP (@angelasmithmp) February 18, 2019
I'm really sorry that I misspoke earlier on Politics Live - here's my statement. pic.twitter.com/7csM95TFLo