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General Election 2017: Diane Abbott says Theresa May's 'lacklustre' Brexit strategy is 'collapsing'

PUBLISHED: 15:36 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:36 24 April 2017

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, visits members of the Communication Workers Union on the picket line outside a closed Post Office in Hackney, east London, as members of the CWU and Unite are staging a 24-hour strike in disputes over pensions, jobs and closures.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, visits members of the Communication Workers Union on the picket line outside a closed Post Office in Hackney, east London, as members of the CWU and Unite are staging a 24-hour strike in disputes over pensions, jobs and closures.

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Diane Abbott has said Theresa May's "lacklustre" Brexit strategy will help Labour oust the Tories in next month's General Election.

The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP said she was ready to defend her 24,000 majority seat, which she has held since 1987.

Speaking to the Gazette, she said: “This is a massive U-turn by Theresa May. It’s not just that she has only a 12 member majority, but her lacklustre strategy for Brexit is collapsing, this is why she has called this cut and run election.

“The British public understand this and they will not appreciate it.

“Labour are ready for this general election and we are fighting to win. When faced with a choice between Theresa May’s Britain and our positive offer of a more equal Britain, a fairer Britain that protects jobs and living standards, I believe the public will come behind us.”

The Gazette will be speaking to Diane Abbott next week for a more in depth look at the election.

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