adidas gazelle men Lord Kilclooney blasted for calling Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar ‘the Indian’

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Lord Kilclooney blasted for calling Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar ‘the Indian’The Ulster unionist Peer denied being racist, but later withdrew the comment because it had “caused upset and misunderstanding”11:54, 24 NOV 2017(Image: Getty Images Europe) Get politics updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailAn Ulster unionist Peer has been blasted for referring to Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar as ‘the Indian’.The comment, made in a tweet last night, was branded racist by many.Lord John Kilclooney denied being racist, but later withdrew the comment because it had “caused upset and misunderstanding”.He blamed his choice of words on Twitters character limit and being unable to spell Varadkar’s name.Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar wears red ‘shamrock poppy’ in parliament to honour island’s war deadLord Kilclooney’s original tweet was 116 characters long, well within Twitter’s new 240 character limit. Furthermore, the words “the indian” are 10 characters long two more than Mr Varadkar’s name.The words “the PM” are just six characters long.Lord Kilclooney claimed to be confused about how to spell Mr Varadkar’s name, and wasn’t sure if it was spelled “Veradkar”.But prior to his controversial tweet, he had tweeted the correct spelling of the Irish PM’s name on at least eight occasions, including in a tweet posted just four hours earlier. He had never used the incorrect spelling.Mr Varadkar was born in the Republic of Ireland and is of Indian heritage.The original tweet referred to Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney, who he said was “stirring things up. Very dangerous non statesman like role! Clearly hoping to undermine the Indian.”Lord Kilclooney is a former Ulster Unionist Party MP, but left the party to sit in the House of Lords as a crossbench peer.Gun crimeHeartbreaking hospital picture of eight month old baby shot in the leg and arm with 30 pelletsBaby John Doyle was hit with a hail of pellets as his family put up a Christmas tree at their home in Dublin
adidas gazelle men Lord Kilclooney blasted for calling Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar 'the Indian'

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