Steerpike 30 April 2018 10:58 AM 30 April 2018 10:58 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Amber Rudd’s resignation is something of a coup for Diane Abbott, who has spent the last week calling for the Home Secretary to go. But Abbott’s disastrous interview on Good Morning Britain might well have cut Labour’s celebrations at Rudd’s departure somewhat short. The shadow home secretary was asked repeatedly what Labour’s policy on illegal immigration is. And six times, she refused to say: Piers Morgan: ‘…I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask the shadow home secretary, in light of this massive scandal, what Labour’s policy on illegal immigrants is. Do you think that they should be removed from the country, or should they be allowed to stay here?’ Diane Abbott: ‘We are…yes, but..what I can say to you is we are working on our immigration policy, obviously post-Brexit everyone … [Read more...] about Watch: Diane Abbott dodges illegal immigrant questions
ANT McPartlin is in the middle of a midlife crisis, according to Piers Morgan. By Jack Hardwick / Published 30th April 2018 GETTY TROUBLED: Ant McPartlin's reputation is in tatters Good Morning Britain host Piers, who slammed Diane Abbott live on air, has spoken frankly about the fallen star as picture show he's out of rehab already.Despite reports claiming he won't be back on TV until 2019, Ant, 42, was pictured beaming away as he played with his dog Hurley.Not wanting to cut him any slack, Piers said: "I don’t feel any sympathy for him over what happened, and nor, knowing him as well, do I think he’d want or expect any."But it’s awful to see a good mate going through such a turbulent period in his life."Ant was fined a record breaking £86,000 for after a pleading guilty to drink driving on Wimbledon Magistrates Court earlier this month. Ant McPartlin arrives at court to plead GUILTY to drink-driving Britain's Got Talent TV presenter Ant McPartlin … [Read more...] about Ant McPartlin is ‘going through a midlife crisis’ claims Piers Morgan
Diane Abbott clashed with Piers Morgan when he grilled her on the Labour Party's immigration policy this morning. The shadow home secretary said she welcomed Amber Rudd 's resignation in the wake of the Windrush scandal. The fiasco has been particularly damaging for the Tories because the policies which led to it were put in place when Theresa May was Home Secretary. But Piers decided to turn the spotlight on the Labour Party's policy on immigration, pressing her an answer six times. Asked on Good Morning Britain whether she would back an amnesty on people who’ve been here for over 10 years as reportedly backed by foreign secretary Boris Johnson, Ms Abbott said: “The Labour party isn’t calling for an amnesty, no. "We’re calling for fair rules and reasonable management of migration.” Piers then pushed Labour's home affairs chief suggesting that her policy would see perhaps as many as a million people be deported. But she said: “That is not … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan asks Diane Abbott the same question six times on GMB
DIANE Abbott today repeatedly refused to say what she wants to happen to illegal immigrants in another car-crash interview. The bungling Labour MP told Piers Morgan she doesn’t want an amnesty - but also suggested she wouldn’t kick out every illegal migrant from Britain. Pressed on the issue, Ms Abbott refused six times to lay out exactly what her solution would be if she got into power. The disastrous interview came on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today in the wake of Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary. Ms Abbott, the shadow home secretary, claimed Ms Rudd and Theresa May had caused the Windrush crisis thanks to their strict policies on migration. But she dismissed calls for an amnesty to allow 1million illegal migrants to stay in Britain permanently. Asked if that means she wants to boot out all of them, Ms Abbott said only: “What I’m saying to you is that the immigration department is not fit for purpose, that is why many of these issues … [Read more...] about Diane Abbott repeatedly refuses to say what should happen to illegal migrants in car-crash interview with Piers Morgan
LABOUR Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott stood down days before the 2017 snap General Election due to ill health, which was later revealed to be type 2 diabetes. She has since returned to the front bench and is a long-time ally and friend of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. She regularly speaks out against online abuse, which she and other MPs are victims of. Here's her story... Who is Diane Abbott? What's her background? Born in London to Jamaican immigrants, Ms Abbott, 64, read history at Cambridge University before becoming a trainee at the Home Office. She worked as a race relations officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties before joining Thames Television. She was later a press officer at the Greater London Council and Lambeth Council before moving into politics herself. After a brief stint at Westminster City Council, Abbott was elected into the House of Commons in 1987, becoming the UK’s first black woman MP. She was a stern critic of Harriet Harman when she … [Read more...] about How old is Diane Abbott, did the Shadow Home Secretary used to date Jeremy Corbyn and how long has she been a Labour MP?