Whether you agree with her politics or not, Diane Abbott is a remarkably strong, brave, smart woman and we need more examples like her. Her piece in the @guardian is moving and inspiring. "Despite these difficult times, Toni Morrison got it right when she said in a 2004 essay: "There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language."
And we also do politics. Thirty years ago I entered parliament to try and be the change I wanted to see. Despite the personal attacks and the online abuse, that struggle continues."
@bbcnews @bbcquestiontime - 7 days ago