Amber Rudd calls Diane Abbott ‘coloured’ in radio gaffe

Amber Rudd calls Diane Abbott ‘coloured’ in radio gaffe

AMBER Rudd was today forced to apologise for calling Diane Abbott “coloured” in a bizarre race gaffe. The Cabinet minister offended listeners by using the outdated term in a radio interview.

After Ms Abbott publicly complained, Ms Rudd said sorry and admitted she had used “clumsy language”.
The blunder came as the Work and Pensions Secretary was being interviewed about online abuse.

She told BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine: “It is worse if you’re a woman and it’s worst of all if you’re a coloured woman.

“I know that Diane Abbott gets a huge amount of abuse and I think that’s something that we need to continue to call out.”

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