Keir Starmer – 2023 Comments on the Hate Speech used by Diane Abbott

The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Labour Party, on 24 April 2023.

In my view, what she said was to be condemned, it was antisemitic.

Diane Abbott has suffered a lot of racial abuse over many, many years. That doesn’t take away from the fact that I condemn the words she used and we must never accept the argument that there’s some sort of hierarchy of racism.

I will never accept that, the Labour party will never accept that, and that’s why we acted as swiftly as we did yesterday.