Diane Abbott – 2021 Comments that Richard Drax Should Pay Reparations

The comments made by Diane Abbott, the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, on 3 January 2021.

Ancestors of millionaire Tory MP Richard Drax made a huge fortune through slavery. Drax Hall plantations between 1640 and 1836 saw the deaths of tens of thousands of African slaves in brutal conditions. His fortune is stained with the blood. He should pay reparations.