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Diane Abbott uses N-word on live TV in describing abuse

Diane Abbott used the n-word on live breakfast television while describing the racist and sexist abuse she receives online.

The shadow home secretary said she has been called a "n***** b****" by trolls on Twitter when she appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain on Thursday.

According to Amnesty International, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington received almost half of all the abusive tweets sent to female MPs in the run-up to the general election.

The Committee on Standards in Public Life is investigating the intimidation faced by election candidates under the orders of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Diane Abbott struggles again on police funding

Diane Abbott has struggled once again when questioned about police funding.

The Labour MP gave a muddled response when asked by ITV News about how the party would fund its policing plans.

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Ms Abbott previously mixed up her numbers when asked about the policy, suggesting it would only cost £30 per police officer.

She later explained she had been suffering from diabetes.

Ms Abbott was speaking on Thursday following the biggest rise in crime in England and Wales for 10 years.


Corbyn unclear on Abbott's future as Home Secretary

A week ago Jeremy Corbyn said Diane Abbott would remain Home Secretary if Labour were elected on June 8.

But now, seven days on, and following a painful interview for the shadow minister on Sky News, her future may not be so certain.

ITV News Correspondent Rachel Younger reports:

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