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Diane Abbott has a habit of putting her foot in it in terms of race rows.
This was something tweeted yesterday.
Well I’m sorry, not all of us do. I’m of the belief that like the ad at the top of the page shows, under the skin we are all the same, and her comments are offensive to the vast majority of people who feel the same way as me. It’s not about divide and rule, it’s about equality of opportunity. Remember Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech?”. That’s what most people want.
That’s not to say that prejudice based on race doesn’t exist. It does. The fact that the BNP exists and that it has taken 18 years for the Lawrence family to see people convicted of Stephen’s murder is proof of that.
Quite simply though, Diane should apologise. Her tweet was at best tasteless.