MP Diane Abbott describes racist abuse
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Labour's Diane Abbott tells of 'racist and sexist' abuse

Labour's shadow home secretary has described in graphic detail the "racist, sexist" abuse she has experienced.

Speaking in a parliamentary debate, Diane Abbott disputed the idea that abuse of MPs was a new thing but said the rise of social media had "turbo-charged" it.

She added that male MPs received abuse "but it is much worse for women".

This clip contains strong and racist language.

  • 12 Jul 2017
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