Diane Abbott on her past and present views of the IRA

Diane Abbott has changed her views on the IRA, after she previously claimed "a defeat for the British state would be a great liberation".

Speaking to Andrew Marr, the shadow home secretary said a quote he produced was 34 years old, and "we have all moved on".

She told him: "I had a rather splendid Afro at the time. I don't have the same hair style, I don't have the same views - it is 34 years on."

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