A Conservative MP has caused a stir on social media after comments he made about Diane Abbott, live on Sky News, caused anger among Abbott’s supporters, with many saying that Conservative MP, Mark Francois, ‘disrespected’ Diane Abbott and the Shadow Home Secretary’s mathematical skills.
The MP said live on Sky News: “People voted to leave the European Union. It was a choice in principle, did they want to remain or leave the EU. They voted very clearly to leave. With a majority of well over a million votes, even Diane Abbott knows that’s a big number.”
WATCH | “Leave won by over a million votes – even Diane Abbott knows that’s a big number!” 😂 Mark Francois on top form. The biggest democratic vote in our history MUST be delivered on!— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) January 8, 2019
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The comments caused many on social media to voice their concerns at a future Labour Government. May have challenged the Shadow Home Secretary’s competence after a string of interviews challenging the Labour party’s competence left Diane Abbott extremely confused.
He went onto say: “So, the British people decided to leave and we as parliamentarians one-way or another have to honour that decision [to leave the EU].”.