Diane Abbott fails to list measures against terror

The interviewer later asked her about the report's views on physical resistance and Abbott said that it was important.

Diane Abbott has had another painful interview just days before the General Election. But the Hackney MP told him: 'I think I am an asset'.

He continued: 'OK, what about the physical resilience.

She claimed: "Well I think it's just about preparedness and resilience".

Dermot Murnaghan: "Yes but there was a specific aspect of physical resilience..."

Ms Abbott was booked to appear on Radio 4's Women's Hour this morning but pulled out at the last minute citing "ill health".

"I think it was an important review and we should act on it", she added.

However she again appeared unaware that it included putting up more barriers to protect people until Mr Murnaghan informed her.

Ms Abbott said: "You mean the idea they should work more closely together?"

The Shadow Home Secretary has been beset by auto crash TV interviews during the campaign.

Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, was accused of not being on top of her brief after failing to identify a single point made in a leading counter-terrorism report.

Ms Abbott denied reports that the Labour leader and shadow chancellor John McDonnell were taking steps to keep her off air for fear for the remainder of the election campaign. Abbott's migraines have a habit of coming on at the worst times - such as the Article 50 vote that she missed.

  • Leroy Wright