Watch: Angela Smith apologises over ‘funny tinge’ gaffe

Watch: Angela Smith apologises over 'funny tinge' gaffe
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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':

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