Nigel Farage has been accused of making xenophobic comments about Uber drivers, while waiting for a taxi outside Lords’ cricket ground.
According to cricket fans who spoke to and posed for photographs with the former Ukip leader after the third day of the Test Match with South Africa last Saturday as he was trying to hail a black cab, Mr Farage said he wouldn’t take an Uber as, "they’re not our people."
The person who spoke to him, who asked for his name not to be revealed, said: "I asked him why he didn’t get an Uber,” and he smiled and said, 'Well, they’re not our people are they.'
"We were pretty shocked. We couldn’t really think of any meaning other than that it was a racist comment about Uber drivers."
Asked about the incident, Mr Farage told The Independent: "I don't think I would have said that.
"I am a big supporter of London black cabs. I always try and get them when I can, especially for short journeys. They are having a rotten time at the moment.
"If what this person is saying is that I wouldn't get an Uber because, well, the drivers are not British , I wouldn't have said that. You get good Ubers and bad Ubers. I use Uber. I used Uber last week."
Asked repeatedly if he denied saying that Uber drivers are "not our people," Mr Farage only repeated that he is a "big supporter of black cab drivers." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 41886.html
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