Amid united outrage over Boris Johnson’s anti-democratic antics, Labour has had some respite from Brexit rows recently. But a public fare-up was due, and it has arrived. Labour’s current position was summed up by Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the TUC congress 2019 yesterday: “And in that election, we will commit to a public vote with a credible option to leave and the option to remain.” No more, no less. That is pretty straight-forward, but it does leave a couple of key questions unanswered. What is the credible Leave option? And would Labour back Remain in that referendum?
Amber Rudd has inexplicably referred to Diane Abbott as a “coloured woman”.
The Work and Pensions secretary used the outdated and offensive term when discussing abuse suffered by politicians.
Speaking on the Jeremy Vine Show, Ms Rudd told the BBC that female politicians receive worse abuse and that it is particularly bad for those who are BAME.