Appearing on the Andrew Marr show, Diane Abbott gave viewers a history lesson on her hair styles when questioned over IRA support
Shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, has given us a fair share of strange interview responses over the past few weeks but this one tops them all.
When asked if she regretted her support for the IRA, Mrs Abbott started talking about her fabulous afro.
Pressed to say if she now regretted her support for the IRA in the 1980s, she said – apparently getting the number of years wrong: “It was 34 years ago. I had a rather splendid afro at the time.
“I don’t have the same hairstyle and I don’t have the same views, and it’s 34 years on.
“The hairstyle has gone and some of the views have gone.”
Asked again if she regretted the remark, she repeated:”The hairstyle has gone, the views have gone. We’ve all moved on in 34 years. Haven’t you, Andrew?”
I find it unnerving, to say the least, that Diane Abbott could be the home secretary in 11 days time. She will be in charge of the police force and MI5, two organisations she has voted to abolish in the past.
In a way, I’m more scared of Abbott becoming home secretary than Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.
With 11 days to go, the polls are started to narrow. Hundreds of thousands of young voters are expected to turnout and vote for Jeremy Corbyn.
Hundreds of thousands of young voters are expected to turnout and vote for Jeremy Corbyn.
The Conservatives have massively underestimated how well Labour and left wing media outlets took advantage of social media to spread their message. This will be a major factor to why their support from young voters is at an all-time low.