A spokesman for London Zoo has confirmed that its ape community will be lodging a police complaint, after a Tory councillor apparently took to Twitter today to compare them to Diane Abbott.
“This sort of bigotry is completely unacceptable,” said London Zoo’s head of anthropology, “Apes are magnificent beings. They are sociable, sensitive and intelligent. They are a testament to the miracle of evolution. Quite clearly, none of these things can be said about Diane Abbott, and we completely condemn such an appallingly ignorant juxtaposition.”
Diane Abbott’s keeper was unavailable for comment due to an EGM of the Stop the War Coalition being convened this evening in Stoke Newington.