UKIP leader Nigel Farage 'a racist' says Labour Tottenham MP David Lammy

David Lammy said Mr Farage's comments 'make it clear he's a racist'

David Lammy said Mr Farage's comments 'make it clear he's a racist'

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Tottenham MP David Lammy has said that Nigel Farage's recent comments on Romanians living in the UK make it "clear he's a racist".

The UKIP leader told LBC Radio that he would feel "uncomfortable" if a Romanian family move in next door to him.

Mr Lammy, whose parents are from Guyana, told the BBC that his parents experienced similarly offensive comments when they first came to the UK.

He said: "What Nigel Farage said over the weekend was racist. So I'm clear, he's a racist.

"I am from a background where my parents arrived here as immigrants. I remember a context in which some people said: 'You don't want these people living next door to you.' That was racist."

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