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Diane Abbott faces calls to resign over 'racist' tweet that says 'white people love to play divide and rule'
Black MP Diane Abbott is facing calls to quit over a remark on Twitter that has been deemed racist against white people.
The shadow minister for public health said during a conversation about the sentencing of Stephen Lawrence's murderers that 'white people love to play "divide and rule",' adding 'we should not play their game'.
The tweet came with a hashtag that spelt out 'tactic as old as colonialism'.
Her comment was made to freelance journalist Bim Adewunmi, another Twitter user who had been commenting about the sentencing of Gary Dobson and David Norris for Stephen's murder.
Shock horror, the right are taking a tweet out of context which refers to colonialism.
She should be sacked. If this statement was made by a white MP saying this about Black people they would have been sacked by the end of the day. This will be a test of Red Ed's leadership and if he has the conviction to sack her!
- Francis Urquhart, London, 5/1/2012 10:54 2092
How can i report this to the police?
- Mark Anthony, England, 5/1/2012 9:47 1843
It's never anything to worry about when the remarks are directed towards white people. If this was the other way round there'd be an uproar. This country bleats on about equality but it's never equal, comments about white people are brushed under the carpet, the establishment goes into overdrive when it's the other way round. Racism is unacceptable regardless of who it's aimed at but the response to either needs to be equally robust. I bet nothing happens over this.
- Hedgemonkey, South West, 5/1/2012 10:54 1165
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