For me, Diane Abbott’s mealy-mouthed hypocrisy has never been in doubt since this self-styled advocate of state education sent her son to a private school.
Her ‘do as I say not as I do’ philosophy has long informed her views on race.
Notoriously prickly about any perceived slight on black people, she is unable to keep under control racist views of her own, to wit, having once described David Cameron and George Osborne as ‘two middle-class white boys’ she has now tweeted that ‘white people love playing divide and rule.’
Replace the word white with black and imagine the furore that would cause.
Ms Abbott has become a liability – and the government will be delighted she has kept her shadow health role.