Labour rebel Angela Smith sparks race row by saying some people have ‘funny tinge’

Labour rebel Angela Smith sparks race row by saying some people have ‘funny tinge’


LABOUR rebel Angela Smith has sparked a race row just hours after she quit Jeremy Corby’s party over racism.

Angela Smith was slammed today for comments about minority communities as “being black or having a funny tinge”.

Labour MP Angela Smith announced her resignation during a press conference at County Hall in Westminster, London, along with a group of six other  MPs
PA:Press Association

She was discussing racism in British society on Politics Live earlier today.

And she appeared to say: “It’s not just about being black or a funny tinge…” before breaking off and commenting “from the BAME community”.

The MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge later said sorry for her comments.

In a statement online she said: “I am very sorry about any offence caused and I am very upset that I misspoke so badly.

“It is not what I am. I am committed to fighting racism wherever I find it in our society.”

She was one of a group of seven Labour MPs who quit the party over Jeremy Corbyn earlier today.

They denounced him for not being good enough at dealing with anti-Semitism in Labour.


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