Wednesday 9 August 2023


There is one MP you can always rely on to wade into a debate concerning race or immigration - our Diane.  Abbott joined many of her former Labour colleagues in condemning Tory deputy chair Lee Anderson's remarks about migrants refusing to board the Bibby Stockholm vessel.  Anderson had told the Daily Express: "If they [the migrants] don't like barges then they should f*** off back to France."

Abbott initially tweeted that Anderson's comment represented 'a new low' for the Tories.  However, she followed up with a trademark clumsy tweet two days later.  Exploiting a breaking news story about the death of 41 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Abbott wrote that they had 'f***** off to the bottom of the sea'.

The tweet was soon deleted, but not before it had been screen-shotted and shared widely on Twitter.  Diane Abbott is trending on the platform as we type this article and there aren't many commentators speaking up in her defence.

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