Earlier today I posted a blog regarding Diane Abbott's 'insensitive' tweeting, she has now tweeted a general response:
Now, to me this doesn't look totally like an apology, it's basically "I didn't say anything wrong, you're just looking at it wrong".
The original tweet again if you missed it:
She is not talking about 19th century colonialism, she is talking about current white people - there is no past tense in her tweet and implying that current attitudes/tactics/games are as old as colonialism.
I would be very surprised if this response could make the storm brewing around this disappear!
Also, surely if you're standing behind your original message then you wouldn't delete the offending tweet?