Monday, 8 February 2010

Diane on wanting Boris' job and the BNP's chances in Hackney

Diane Abbott answers questions from the Independent's readers: Diane Abbott, You answer the questions

Highlights include her desire to be the Mayor of London (here's Andrew Gilligan's assessment of the liklihood of this happening) and comments on Boris, the BNP, her son's education and whether we can expect a resurgence in socialism:

"Fear drives racism, not the simple fact of non-white people next door. Hence there is no support for the British National Party (BNP) in Hackney where there is a highly diverse community.

"But the BNP does well in Essex, with a relatively small black community, where people are easily terrified at the thought of blacks moving in next to them."

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