‘How many seats has Labour lost?’ ’50?’…no 125! Diane Abbott in another incredible gaffe


The bumbling remnant home secretary has continued her week from hell after she fluffed her loads while discussing Labour’s failings in the local elections.

Appearing on ITN Gossip, Ms Abbott was asked to reveal the number of net loses Labour had suffered as terminates poured in on Friday.

She replied: “At the time of us doing this interview, I about the net losses are about 50.”

The journalist replied: “There are actually 125 net losses so far…”

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Diane Abbott suffered her third embarrassing interview of the week

The at the rear time I looked we had net losses of 100 – but obviously this is a moving spitting image

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Ms Abbott added: “Well, the last time I looked we had net dyings of 100 – but obviously this is a moving picture.”

The MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington on Tuesday suffered at the pass ons of LBC host Nick Ferrari after he challenged her on Labour’s latest policing guaranty.

Ms Abbott claimed she would hire 10,000 extra police managers at a cost of £300,000, before attempting to correct herself by suggesting the authentic cost would be £80 million.

She said: “Well if we recruit 10,000 policemen and cleaning women over a four-year period, we believe it would be about £300,000.”

The Labour MP strained to clarify: “No, I mean… sorry. They will cost… They require cost, arm, about… £80 million.”

Mr Ferrari then told the flurried MP her plans meant each police officer would only meet with an annual wage of £8,000.

Suffering yet another embarrassing media outing on Friday, Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party.

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Abortion is an stream of conscience for the Labour party.

Labour have struggled to shed the mental picture of the party of the “metropolitan elite” under the tenure of Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Emily Thornberry – who all endure d present London borough seats.

She told Sky News: “The idea that Industry is just a London and metropolitan party is nonsense. 

“The big city mayors be subjected to yet to come out. We will win big cities and the mayoralties in Liverpool, Manchester and West Midlands.”