DIANE ABBOTT warned yesterday that the “politics of personal destruction” and sexist abuse aimed at female MPs could put women off public service.
The shadow home secretary’s comments came after Brexit secretary David Davis reportedly clashed with her in a Commons bar following the vote on the Article 50 Bill.
She told him to “fuck off” after he seemed to lean over to embrace her. Mr Davis later sent a text to a fellow Tory saying he had not tried to kiss her on the cheek because he was “not blind,” according to the Mail on Sunday.
Ms Abbott said that every day she receives online racist and sexist abuse, including rape and death threats.
“Suppose that someone had told me back then [when she entered politics] that 30 years on I would be receiving stuff like this: ‘Pathetic useless fat black piece of shit Abbott’,” she wrote in the Guardian newspaper.
“‘A piece of pig shit pond slime who should be fucking hung (if they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch’s weight).’
“I think that even the young, fearless Diane Abbott might have paused for thought.”