Diane Abbott Ate My Donation

As revealed in yesterday’s Sun, Diane Abbott took her mind off losing her shadow front-bench job last week by appearing on ITV’s Saturday night gameshow The Chase, alongside celebs Anton du Beke, Denise van Outen, and Matt Le Tissier. She didn’t do too badly, losing in the final round. As it was for charity, host Bradley Walsh generously gave her £1,000 to donate to the Sickle Cell Society. What the cameras didn’t show you however, was that Diane herself pocketed another £5,000 as an appearance fee. A shameless way of doubling the £5,533 a month she earns as an MP.




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