Diane Abbott
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

African think tank calls Abbott a 'hypocrite'

The Labour MP Diane Abbott has been reprimanded by her party and criticised by the Deputy Prime Minister for writing on Twitter that white people love playing "divide and rule'".

Ms Abbott says the comments, made in a discussion about black community leaders, were taken out of context and has apologised for any offence caused.

Kofi Mawuli Klu is from the African think tank Panafriindaba. He told Radio 5 live Your Call that Diane Abbott is seen by black people as" helping the white community".

To hear other 5 live interviews, please visit the best bits page.

Your Call broadcasts weekdays 0900 to 1000 on Radio 5 live.

  • 05 Jan 2012