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Starmer claims Tory party bankrolled by 'racist' as he urges Sunak to return £10m donation


Starmer claims Tory party ‘bankrolled’ by ‘racist’ as he urges Sunak to return £10m donation

Sir Keir Starmer claimed the Conservative party is being “bankrolled” by someone using “racist” language during a fiery Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, 13 March.

The Labour leader’s comments came in the wake of a continuing row over a Tory donor’s alleged comments about Diane Abbott.

Frank Hester, who donated £10m to the Tories last year, allegedly made a series of incendiary comments about the MP, including that she made him “want to hate all Black women”.

A statement from Mr Hester’s firm said he “accepts that he was rude about Diane Abbott... but his criticism had nothing to do with her gender nor colour of skin.”

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