Diane Abbott faced a battering on Sky News from Dermot Murnaghan
The embattled shadow home secretary was taken to task by Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan during an embarrassing interview.
In a grilling, the presenter asked her about the Harris Report, commissioned by Sadiq Khan in 2016.
The report outlined 127 recommendations on how best to deal with terrorism.
It has come back to the fore following the devastating attack in London Bridge at the weekend when three jihadis rammed a van into innocent pedestrians leaving seven dead and 48 injured – including 21 critically.
But in another embarrassing interview, Mrs Abbott seemed unaware of the report.
It was an alarming prospect as she could be home secretary in just four days.
During the interview in which she stumbled over her words, Mrs Abbott said: “I know he was talking about preparedness and resilience. I think we should act on it, not necessarily all of the recommendations."
In another embarrassing interview, Mrs Abbott seemed unaware of a report
But when she was asked to comment on the specifics, she appeared not to have even read the report.
Mr Murnaghan pressed: "What do you think about the recommendations about various police forces? That they should work closer together?"
The presenter replied: "No that they should amalgamate. Have you actually read it?"
Ms Abbott said that she had read the report but appeared unsure on what was in it.
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Mr Murnaghan pressed: ”What about physical resilience?"
She responded: "Well I think physical resilience is important."
"Well I think physical resilience is important," she repeated.
Mr Murnaghan continued: "Well what about barriers, mentioned in wake of Nice attacks?
She replied: "Well we are now putting up barriers on, erm, bridges. We are putting them up."
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This is the latest in a series of terrible interviews for the Labour MP in which she appeared shaky on the facts that she should know in her role as home secretary.
Following her relentlessly bad spate of radio and television appearances, she may have been kept in the shadows in favour of other MPS.
She sparked outrage after she was not seen in the wake of the London terror attack.
Seven people were killed and 48 more injured when three terrorists launched an attack on innocent people on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.
People on Twitter voiced their concern over Ms Abbott’s absence because she could be in charge of the United Kingdom’s security after the General Election on June 8.