Labour frontbencher Diane Abbott was threatened with the sack yesterday after she was accused of making racist comments.
The Shadow Minister for Public Health dived disastrously into the Stephen Lawrence debate – claiming that ‘white people love playing divide and rule’ with the black population.
Miss Abbott, the first black woman MP, was later forced to apologise for the comments posted on Twitter.
She then accused white people of peddling a ‘tactic as old as colonialism’.
Miss Abbott immediately faced calls to resign. Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi said if a white politician had made similar comments about blacks they would have had to quit.
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