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Watch: Debbie Abrahams grilled on double standards over Toby Young criticism

10 January 2018

12:15 PM

10 January 2018

12:15 PM

This week, Toby Young stepped down from the Office for Students over concerns his appointment had ‘become a distraction’ from the ‘vital work’ needed. His decision came following a series of historic tweets that were described as sexist.

Since then, Labour have been quick to go on the attack – asking why he was ever appointed in the first place. However, given that many supported giving Jared O’Mara – the suspended Labour MP who made a series of sexist remarks on social media – a second chance, there has been talk of hypocrisy. Happily, Andrew Neil was on hand to put this point to shadow cabinet member Debbie Abrahams on the Daily Politics:

Abrahams was particularly lost for words when Neil read out John McDonnell’s ‘lynch the b——‘ comment about Esther McVey.

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