Saturday, January 7, 2012

Diane Abbott sparks ANOTHER Twitter race row after branding taxi drivers as racist

Labour Party chiefs were today looking into a second controversial tweet from MP Diane Abbott after she suggested London cabbies drive past black customers.

Many taxi drivers across the capital were fuming after details of the new gaffe by Britain’s first black woman MP, who is shadow health minister, was revealed.

She sent a message from her iPhone on Tuesday: 'Dubious of black people claiming they’ve never experienced racism.

'Ever tried hailing a taxi I always wonder?'

A Labour Party spokesman said they would look into the circumstances in which the comment was made.

Steve McNamara, a spokesman for the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said: 'This is outdated, racist stereotyping that has no place in a modern, multicultural city like London. Read More