The shadow of labor Home Secretary Diane Abbott says & # 39; hostile atmosphere & # 39; on question time
The shadow of labor Home secretary Diane Abbott accuses the BBC of swallowing the RACIST atmosphere & # 39; before her appearance of the Question Time
- Mrs. Abbott said she was more laughed & interrupted & # 39; & # 39; than other panel members
- Audience members claimed that they had seen her during the warm-up
- The BBC rejected the claims and said that Mrs Abbott had not been treated unfairly
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Ian Drury Home Affairs Editor for The Daily Mail
Diane Abbott has accused BBC Question Time of whipping & # 39; of a hostile, racist atmosphere, amidst claims she had made before and during the show.
The interior secretary of the Interior said she was mistakenly mocked in the run-up to the show and claimed she had been interrupted more than any other panellist by the show's new presenter, Fiona Bruce.
A spokesperson for Abbott said: "We are appalled about the treatment of Diane Abbott during question time with the BBC.
& # 39; It was clear that a hostile atmosphere was being rolled up, propped up by reports of inappropriate and sexist commentary in the audience's warm-up session.
& # 39; A public broadcaster such as the BBC should be expected to be a model of impartiality and equality. & # 39;
The Guardian said: "The BBC can not claim anything of the kind when analysis of the program shows that the only black woman on the panel was more often taunted and interrupted than any other panellist, including the chair itself." ;
The statement went on to the & # 39; media & # 39; to & # 39; legitimize abuse, bias and abuse against Ms Abbott as a black woman & # 39; and that the BBC should be ashamed & # 39; to be "complicit in such behavior."
During the program, Abbott battled with panel member Isabel Oakeshott about the status of Labor in the polls.
Two Twitter users who said they were members of the public claimed that Mrs Abbott was also targeted in the warm-up of the show.
One of the members of the public claimed on Twitter that there is & # 39; before the recording & # 39; some humor at the expense of Diane was from the staff of the BBC & # 39 ;.
A spokesman for Diane Abbott (pictured on the program) said it was clear that a hostile atmosphere had risen up & # 39; against the Labor frontbencher
Another said: "The way they took the anti-Dianne Abbott feeling before hand was terrible."
The audience clapped noisily when Mrs. Abbott was challenged by Miss Bruce about Mr. Corbyn's decision to boycott the Brexit talks of Theresa May.
Last night Momentum demanded the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington received a lot more and abuse and attacks than white, male Tories & # 39 ;.
Diane Abbott (right) said she was laughed and interrupted more than ever by another panellist & # 39; about the flagship BBC program presented by Fiona Bruce (left)
The BBC & # 39; resolutely rejected & # 39; claims that Ms. Abbott, the first black woman MP, was treated unfairly at the show in Derby, who voted to leave in the referendum by 57 to 43 percent.
The division of labor was deepened last night after Diane Abbott had warned of a second referendum – although 71 MPs from Jeremy Corbyn asked for it earlier this week.
The Shadow Home Secretary predicted that another national vote would give the same result.
During question time, she said that the remaining MPs who insist on a new run of the 2016 poll should be careful what they want & # 39; Jeremy Corbyn continues to insist on a general election, but refuses to exclude a new referendum.
It turned out yesterday that he had to deal with a dozen resignations from his front bank, if he supported a new voice, amid the fear of a resistance in the constituency.
Miss Abbott said of a second vote: "My opinion, and I voted for Remain, is that if we had a People & # 39; s Vote tomorrow, Leave would win again and you would be very angry. . & # 39;
In a militant exchange during the program, the shadow house secretary turned back to incorrect claims that Labor wrestled in the polls.
Isabel Oakeshott said that Labor & # 39; miles behind & # 39; the conservatives in the polls was and said that it was a & destructive indictment & # 39; was from party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The two sides have been in the neck of recent polls with Labor ahead in some surveys, while another showed the Tories with a five-point lead.
Mrs. Abbott said that the parties & # 39; level pegging & # 39; and pointed out that Corbyn had significantly reduced the opinion of the Tories during the 2017 election campaign.
A spokesman for the BBC said tonight: "We are sorry to hear the concerns of Diane Abbott about the edition of Question Time last night.
& # 39; We have contacted her team today to ensure that messages circulating on social media are inaccurate and misleading.
& # 39; Diane regularly and importantly contributes to the program. We emphatically reject all claims that one of the panels was unfairly treated before or during admission. & # 39;
In another statement, the BBC said: "We certainly reject the allegations that one of the question teams had treated the judges unfairly before and during admission last night. & # 39;
Other panelists on Thursday night's program were conservative MP Rory Stewart, SNP MP Kirsty Blackman, political professor Anand Menon and journalist Isabel Oakeshott.