Labour Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott apologises for illegally drinking M&S mojito on London train


LABOUR bigwig Diane Abbott has apologised “sincerely” for breaking the law by drinking an alcoholic cocktail on a train.

A photograph of the Shadow Home Secretary sipping a can of the alcoholic beverage while riding on an Overground train was published in The Sun yesterday.

Diane Abbott has apologised after she was pictured drinking an alcoholic cocktail on a London train

Transport for London introduced an alcohol ban on all public transport in the capital in 2008.

Ms Abbott said she was “sincerely sorry” for drinking the Marks and Spencer cocktail.

She wrote on Twitter: “A photo of me drinking from a can of M&S mojito on the Overground has been circulated.

“I’m sincerely sorry for drinking on TFL.”

Ms Abbott received several supportive messages in reply to her tweet, with one Twitter user writing: “I’m sincerely sorry you feel the need to say sorry Dianne and i hope you really enjoyed the drink it’s no one’s business but yours.”

Another said: “Put it in a water bottle next time.”

Some Twitter users blasted shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott after she drank a £2 can of mojito on the Tube.

Tom Hunter tweeted: “Do the honourable thing and resign. You are a disgrace.”

Trevor Howson wrote: “One rule for MPs, anyone else has broken the law. A total disgrace.”


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