Monday 9 December 2019 / 11:35 PM Diane Abbott

Boris Johnson’s racist views fuel hatred towards black people and minorities – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Boris Johnson using the n-word, saying a black character is “stupid because he is a coon” and implying black people are not indigenous to Britain, said:

“It’s shocking that Boris Johnson writes about minorities in this way. He is simply not fit to be an MP, let alone our Prime Minister.

“Boris Johnson wrote this when he was a Conservative Shadow Minister. It exposes his deeply-held racist views which fuel hatred and bigotry towards black people and minorities.

“Johnson has said that Conservative candidates who are guilty of racism are ‘out first bounce’, so he should be immediately suspended and placed under investigation. Johnson’s record of racism is repulsive to many black people and minorities. It’s not too late to stop him getting back in to Number 10 Downing Street.”