Amber Rudd apologises for causing huge offence to BAME women
DWP Secretary Amber Rudd caused enormous offence to women from ethnic minorities this afternoon during an interview on the BBC’s Jeremy Vine Show, describing women from ethnic minorities – and specifically Labour’s Diane Abbott – as ‘coloured’:
Discussing online abuse of women, Rudd came out with the term, which Shadow Home Secretary Abbott described as “outdated, offensive and revealing” in a tweeted response:
Journalist Stephen Bush expressed astonishment at the archaic language and the mentality it reveals:
Rudd has apologised on social media:
‘Revealing’ is right and not just about Rudd as an individual Tory – and no apology can cover it.
No doubt this will be amply covered by the BBC and other ‘MSM’. Or not…
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