Lucy Powell: Diane Abbott Mocked My Accent

Handbags in the Shadow Cabinet as Lucy Powell slaps down Diane Abbott for mocking her voice. The incident happened at Labour’s infamous ShadCab meeting on Syria, where according to the Guardian “there was a spat between Diane Abbott and Lucy Powell”, where “Diane… mimicked Lucy’s accent”. Powell hit back on the Daily Politics:

“Not quite my accent. Diane has her own approach to these things. It usually loses her the room, as they say.”

More forthright colleagues would have told her to “f**k off“…

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