from the Fail - Work for a white Conservative: What Abbott told Tory-voting graduate who asked for a job | Mail Online ' So I went downstairs and found Ms Abbott and said I hoped she didnt mind me asking her, but if there was any kind of work I could do for her, I would love the opportunity. She said, Youd be better off working for a white Conservative. Youre a black conservative, you dont do the black thing. [my emphasis] I couldnt believe she had said it. She was basically accusing me of selling out, which is not true. I told her being a conservative wasnt going against my heritage. Anyone who understands black culture knows black culture can be very conservative. I thought she would understand that as she is educated. British-born Ms Knight, whose father is a Nigerian immigrant, went to school at a London comprehensive before gaining her degree. She is not a member of the Conservative Party but regards herself as a social conservative. ' wonder how she'll explain this one away?