MP blames her racist comment on tiredness after ‘6 hours of interviews’ – barely two hours after launch of new ‘group’
Quitter-group MP Angela Smith has told Sky News that her racist ‘funny tinge‘ comment on the BBC’s Politics Live show on Monday was because she was “very very tired – I’d had six hours of press engagement:
But Ms Smith made her comment on the BBC’s Politics Live programme, which started at 12.15pm on Monday – and the ‘launch’ of the quitter group only began just before 10.15am:
Up to that point, the group’s members seem to have kept a low profile, as media political commentators were still speculating that the launch might not take place:
So how did Ms Smith have ‘six hours of press engagement‘ by 12.30pm, barely two hours later?
And if she had, does being tired lead to racist comments – or excuse them?
The SKWAWKBOX asked Ms Smith. She had not responded by the time of publication, apart from the standard auto-acknowledgement of the email’s receipt.
No ‘mainstream’ journalists seem to have thought to ask about this curious timing claim – or even to challenge Angela Smith’s fellow quitters to condemn her comment.
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