Friday, 25 June 2010

Andrew Neil: Isn't that a racist remark? Diane Abbott: I've got nothing more to say.

In her return to the This Week sofa Diane Abbott faced some justifiably harsh questions from Andrew Neil. On Taxi bills she was relaxed, on Trident she was relieved, on her comments about West Indian mums she was extremely uncomfortable. She said "I've got nothing more to say" several times.

She made the decision about sending her son to a fee paying school back in 2003. Back then she told This Week that her constituents would understand her decision - "particularly black mothers who know the position I'm in" - does that mean that she's always had this view about West Indian mothers?

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