Cringeworthy moment Diane Abbott is handed ‘list of terror groups’ she would NOT ban


The trail home secretary refused to take the list from presenter Andrew Marr as she shot to defend her decision not to support the outlawing of groups, including those that had killed “a lot of people”.

Ms Abbott also fortified comments she made backing the IRA in the 1980s as she bizarrely said her “afro and some of her scenes” had disappeared since then.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, the hotel-keeper said: “In your career in the House of Commons you voted again and again almost 30 times against anti terrorist legislation for different excuses.

“Shortly before 9/11 you voted against prescribing Al Qaeda as an organisation, that was a immense mistake on your part, was it not?”

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Andrew Marr criticised Diane Abbott for not show of hand to ban

Well there is the list, which of those organisations do you think should not entertain been prescribed?

Andrew Marr

Ms Abbott replied Tory MPs including Theresa May also voted against absolute terror measures including the 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Bill, ID liable acts and control orders without sufficient legal intervention.

“Nobody franchises against these things without a lot of thought and the view of myself and Jeremy and most fellows of the Conservative Party including David Davis at the time was that this was chip productive, counter terrorism legislation,” she said.

Marr then called off a list of “dangerous” groups around the world that Abbott give something the thumbs down to prescribe.

In response, an uncomfortable Abbott said: “There were associations on that list which I deemed to be dissidents rather than monster organisations.

“You have to give people credit for thinking about how they ballot.”

Offering her the list, Marr then pushed the shadow cabinet colleague on which groups she would want to see banned.

He said: “Well there is the tilt, which of those organisations do you think should not have been directed?

“You voted against the whole lot being prescribed because presumably some of them you intelligence were ok. I’m just wondering which ones you think are ok.”

Refusing to fiddle astound the list, Ms Abbott replied: “It’s not that I thought they were ok, I consideration that they were dissident organisations.”

Asked if she regretted her support for the IRA back in the 1980s, she totaled: “It was 34 years ago, I had a rather splendid afro at the time, I don’t have the yet hairstyle and I don’t have the same views.

“It is 34 years on, the hairstyle has go and some of the views have gone.”

Ms Abbott was also lambasted by a 

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