Guido Fawkes posts repulsive sexist tweet about Diane Abbott

The shadow home secretary has faced constant abuse during the election campaign

One of the most disturbing aspects of this general election campaign has been the open bullying of Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, by online trolls, the mainstream media and even senior Conservative Party politicians.

But Paul Staines, founder of the political gutter blog Guido Fawkes, hit a new low last night with a disgusting and abusive tweet from his blog’s primary account.

Guido has built its reputation on cheap shock tactics, but even we’re surprised that they’re willing to so clearly display their true racist, misogynist colours.

It speaks to the extent to which sexual harassment of female politics — particularly those from minority groups — has become the norm in British politics.

Image via @GuidoFawkes
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