Tuesday, 20 August 2013

More Hypocrisy from Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott is one of those rare breeds of MPs who is followed by acts of hypocrisy after act of hypocrisy. Normally this involves something to do with racism, but this time she has charged £1,750 Birmingham University to give a speech despite her stance for free education.

 Diane Abbott has already her fair share of criticism over racist remarks.

Usually Diane sticks to her specialist area which is race in politics. Whilst rightly being a great defender of black people from racial abuse, she sets about saying racist things about people who are white. She has claimed that West Indian mums are better than white mums, white people love to 'divide and rule' like during the time of the empire and that London cabbies treat black passengers unfairly. She is a very interesting women to say the least.

But now it is her stance on free education that is taking a battering from her own actions. Ms Abbott said about the rise in tuition fees to £9,000 "I believe that the introduction in this way of a crude market mechanism into higher education is wrong” and that it did not accommodate “equality and fairness". She also voted against Tony Blair's tuition fee introduction way back in 2004. Yet she has charged an extortionate fee of £1,750 for a 50 minute speech at Birmingham University costing students money. Most Politicians actually don't charge to speak at universities. 

 Abbott: I'm against charging for education, unless I get the money.

This is not the first time however that Diane has got into trouble over education. In 2005 she sent her son to the private City of London School instead of her local Hackney secondary school because the public school would offer a better education. However, Abbott had said that private education was "indefensible" and "intellectually incoherent". Interesting.

 Give back the money Diane.

So what can you do to send a message to Diane Abbott that what she is doing is hypocritical and wrong. Well there is a petition afoot which I suggest you sign for Diane Abbott to 'apologise to students and pay back £1,750 to the University of Birmingham'. You can sign the petition here.

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