Diane Abbott claims Boris Johnson 'rumoured to like assaulting women'

BBC broadcasts interview with Diane Abbott where she claims Boris Johnson is ‘rumoured to like assaulting women

  • Diane Abbott made unfounded claim that Boris Johnson is ‘rumoured to like assaulting women
  • In a BBC interview the MP was asked about allegations around Chris Pincher
  • The Broadcasting House episode was taken down and the claim was edited out
  • Diane Abbott made the unfounded claim that ボリス・ジョンソン is ‘rumoured to like assaulting womenand accused him of hypocrisy while responding to a question about allegations surrounding Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher.

    に登場 BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House, The Labour MP made the statement about the Prime Minister while discussing reports that Mr Pincher groped two men in a ロンドン クラブ.

    When asked if a man sexually assaulting a woman would have been treated differently from Mr Pincher allegedly groping two men, the former shadow home secretary said ‘It might be treated differently’.

    However she continued on and levelled an unsubstantiated allegation at the Prime Minister.

    The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP said: ‘But that’s because Boris Johnson has been rumoured to be the one who likes assaulting women. So it’s sheer hypocrisy from him.

    Labour MP Diane Abbott claimed that Boris Johnson is 'rumoured to like assaulting women' on a BBC Radio 4 programme yesterday

    Labour MP Diane Abbott claimed that Boris Johnson is ‘rumoured to like assaulting womenon a BBC Radio 4 programme yesterday

    On the topic of Chris Pincher, Tory ministers have insisted that Boris Johnson didn't know about allegations against but they have made no statement about Ms Abbott's claims

    On the topic of Chris Pincher, Tory ministers have insisted that Boris Johnson didn’t know about allegations against but they have made no statement about Ms Abbott’s claims

    Host Paddy O’Connell quickly intervened, rebuking the claim he said: ‘That’s not been printed this morning, it’s not being said by the BBC.

    ‘Diane, you’ve got to answer my questions rather than raising new claims.

    The BBC temporarily removed the programme from its catch-up service to edit out the segment.

    広報担当者は言った: ‘For editorial reasons, we are editing today’s episode of Broadcasting House,’ a spokesman said in a statement.

    ‘We are working to make it available to listeners as soon as possible.

    There have been six claims made against the Tamworth MP

    There have been six claims made against the Tamworth MP

    In the available version the majority of the interview, in which Abbott quips ‘Pincher by name, 本質的にピンチャー」, is still available to listen to.

    When asked if the sort of behaviour involved in the allegations towards Mr Pincher have always been a problem in Parliament she responded: ‘I think that we probably know more about it now than we knew 30 数年前.

    ‘When I first became an MP there was very much the sense that Westminster was a club and what happened in Westminster stayed in Westminster, but with online, twitter it’s very hard to keep things a secret.

    Ms Abbott also praised the increase in ‘transparencywhen it came to reporting sexual harassment allegations and backed the idea of an independent HR system for Parliament.

    She suggested the fact complaints had been made to the parliamentary authorities represented progress from a few decades ago, when she said male staffers would have been far less likely to contact the Whips’ オフィス.

    Downing Street declined to comment.

    The Labour Party were contacted for comment.