Angela Smith Says She Made ‘Funny Tinge’ Gaffe Because She Was ‘Very, Very Tired’

One of the seven MPs who split from the Labour Party has said she made a widely-criticised comment about skin colour because she was “very very tired”. 

Speaking on the BBC’s Politics Live programme following the announcement on Monday, Smith said discrimination was “not just about colour”, and appeared to say non-white people have a “funny tinge”.

Questioned on Sky News by Kay Burley about why she described BAME people in that way, Smith reiterated that she had “misspoke”.

“I never meant to say that. I misspoke really badly, I was…
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