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Diane Abbott says 'n***** b****' live on GMB

Labour MP for Hackney was speaking to Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard on ITV She revealed type of online attacks directed at her during the election campaign  But she soon sparked uproar when she dropped a controversial expletive  Presenter Ms Reid was forced to apologise and gave Ms Abbott a dressing down 

By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline

Published: 09:22 BST, 14 September 2017 | Updated: 09:22 BST, 14 September 2017

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Diane Abbott said 'n****r b***h' live on TV as she revealed the offensive abuse she received.

The Labour MP for Hackney was speaking to Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard on Good Morning Britain, revealing the type of online attacks directed at her during the election campaign.

But she soon sparked uproar when she dropped a controversial expletive as she talked openly about some of the comments she was sent. 

Ms Abbott said: 'When we discovered that we were getting half of the abusive tweets, it was really quite frightening.

'And when I say abuse, it's not people saying you know "I disagree with you about nationalising the railway", it's people calling you a n***** b****, it's people threatening acid attacks, it's rape, it's death threats.

'It's upsetting for me but it's also upsetting for my staff who have to see all this.'

Presenter Ms Reid was forced to apologise and appeared to give the politician a dressing down.

Ms Reid replied: 'People listening to those abusive terms will also be offended. You've received them directly - we can't broadcast them, obviously, at this

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