Home Secretary Amber Rudd has apologised for a radio interview where she carelessly referred to Diane Abbott MP as a ‘coloured’, rather than using the approved term of ‘Someone I hope to deport’.
‘It’s just so hard to keep up,’ the exasperated politician told reporters. ‘Things that were completely normal and acceptable when I was growing up, like lynchings, burning crosses and wearing bedsheets with eyeholes cut into them, have now been outlawed by the PC-gone-mad brigade.’
On being told you can’t really say ‘person of darkness’ either, she retorted: ‘Alright, alright, I understand. I’ll be more careful. I’m sorry, Diane Abbot is clearly a Darkie. What? Why are you looking at me? What’s the matter?’