Ed Miliband has branded Nigel Farage’s recent controversial comments ‘insulting and offensive’ but insists he is ‘not a racist’.
The Ukip leader experienced a huge backlash when he revealed he was uncomfortable with people speaking a foreign languages on public transport, comments he defended during an interview with LBC radio station.
Speaking to Sky News, his political rival Mr Miliband said: ‘His remarks that he made were deeply offensive. They were insulting and offensive remarks and he shouldn’t have made those remarks.
‘They were a racial slur but I don’t particularly think of Nigel Farage as racist himself.’
Asked if he thinks Mr Farage is a racist, he replied: ‘Personally I don’t think so.’
The Labour leader was speaking ahead of Thursday’s European election vote.
18 May 2014 | 1:26 pm – Source: metro.co.uk