Diane Abbott: My struggles and triumphs

Diane Abbott: My struggles and triumphs

Labour's Diane Abbott, the UK's first black female MP, has been in Parliament for almost 30 years, recently becoming shadow home secretary. She tells BBC Parliament's Conversations programme about the abuse she has faced, her early humiliations and why she believes in Jeremy Corbyn.
On early battles to overcome prejudice "When I had been at primary school, I was very good at writing essays. It was a big thing. My essays were so good they would get pinned up on the wall and read out to the rest of the class," Ms Abbott told Conversations presenter Sean Curran.
But in her first... read more

2 December 2016 in Politics, Views: 58
Source: BBC

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