Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Sun attacks Diane for Mandela tribute payment
The Sun Newspaper says that Diane Abbott "charged" £300 to speak in an ITV obituary for Nelson Mandela. The cash was mentioned in the official register but Mandela's name wasn't. Not the crime of the century (No doubt the Sun will sell more papers and ITV will win more viewers when Mandela dies) but could affect her bid to win enough votes from Labour MPs to take part in the Labour leadership contest. Also her credibility amongst black (or any of her) constituents might be damaged.