Labour Party statement on Diane Abbott Tweet

5th January, 2012 11:36 am

“We disagree with Diane’s tweet. It is wrong to make sweeping generalisations about any race, creed, or culture. The Labour Party has always campaigned against such behaviour – and so has Diane Abbott.”

Update: Abbott is reported to have apologised:

“I apologise for any offence caused. I understand people have interpreted my comments as making generalisations about white people. I do not believe in doing that.”

Update: Paul Waugh has more from a “Senior Labour Source”:

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