Julia Hartley-Brewer's attempt to shame Diane Abbott for drinking on a mojito on train backfired spectacularly

Greg Evans
Saturday 20 April 2019 12:00

On Friday night Diane Abbott, the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and shadow home secretary posted a tweet apologising for drinking alcohol on a train.

The 65-year-old was pictured sipping from a mojito purchased from Marks and Spencer, which was soon shared on social media and even published by The Sun.

However, a few people saw no reason for her to apologise for enjoying a drink on public transport on a bank holiday weekend and quickly came to her defence, saying that she had no reason to apologise.

Unfortunately, not everyone saw it that way and predictably, professional contrarian and Brexiteer Julia Hartley-Brewer criticised Abbott for drinking a mojito as she didn't deem it to be a 'woman of the people choice of drink.'

The comment immediately backfired on the talkRADIO Breakfast Show and people began to take her to task for the comment.

Even people who admitted to not being supporters of Abbott found this take to be a little shallow.

If you can't drink a pre-mixed cocktail on a train, then what can you drink?

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