Friday, June 25, 2010

Andrew Neil puts Labour MP Diane Abbott through a hard grilling on live television, she completely fails the test by refusing to answer questions

Dear All

Last night Labour MP Diane Abbott was grilled hard by Andrew Neil on the television programme, This Week.

Abbott is standing for the leadership of Labour Party.

To say that Andrew Neil asked incredibly awkward questions was an understatement.

He literally tore her apart on live television.

The question which caused the most problems for her was a statement she made previously about 'black mothers going to the wall for their children'.

When asked would she say the same attitude applied for white mothers, she wouldn’t reply.

Andrew Neil put it to her that her comment was racist, which drew the traditional politician’s no comment from her.

However for Diane Abbott who like some others entered politics on the back of the race issue, she cannot get round this particular minefield by refusal to answer.

It was a defining moment in her bid to be leader of the Labour Party and despite trying to laugh it off, she was clearly uncomfortable. Her sofa co pilot Michael Portillo was clearly also uncomfortable as he sat unable to defend her.

She was completely sunk last night without a trace.

I cannot believe anyone will see her as ‘unity’ candidate in any shape or form.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good journey and experience!