CAR CRASH: Diane Abbott Refuses To Answer Question FIVE Times In Disastrous Interview
Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott’s interview with Nick Robinson on BBC Radio Four Today went very wrong after the Labour MP was asked whether or not her party would support military action in Syria under any circumstances.
Attempting to answer the question, Abbott said that no strike action should take place until after an independent UN investigation has taken place, which Robinson argued was not an answer.
He claimed that Labour is ideologically opposed to military action under any circumstances and would never support action in Syria.
He said: “Aren’t you hinting at your real position, which is that its appalling what’s happened, you’re repulsed, but that you don’t believe in military intervention in any circumstances at all.
“You believe its wrong. Why don’t you say so?”
Failing to address his point, Abbott responded: “There’s no evidence to show that further bombing in Syria will make the region any more stable.”
Despite attempting to ask the question already, Robinson repeated himself a further four times before eventually admitting defeat: “The answer’s no then, isn’t it?”
Mrs Abbott hit back: “No, that’s not what I’m saying. We don’t believe that further bombing in this situation will bring an end to the violence.”
Following the interview, Conservative MP Chris Philip attacked Abbott’s position, saying: “I don’t agree with the things Diane Abbott has been saying today. I don’t agree with her insistence on a UN Sanctioned investigation because the Russians would simply veto it as they have done six times in the recent past.
“I don’t agree with Diane Abbott’s contention that the only circumstances that she can think of where military force is justified is the Second World War.”