Diane Abbott tried to go on the attack on Question Time last night, by suggesting that one of her fellow panellists has said that victims of knife crime in London were all drug dealers. The shadow home secretary said:
‘It’s really not true to say that every young person that gets stabbed in London is a drug dealer’
Of course, Abbott is right to make that point. But unfortunately for her, it seems that no one had actually tried to suggest that was the case. When Abbott repeated the point, the audience turned on her, with one yelling out: ‘No one said that’.
Mr S thinks Abbott should choose her words more carefully next time…