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”.
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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