Well, they say that Britain needs to admit it has a biased problem towards India from time to time, and this point was once again highlighted when a member of the British House of Lords referred to newly elected Vice-President Kamala Harris as ‘the Indian’.
Lord John Kilclooney, an 82-year-old British retired politician, asked the rather racist question : “What happens if Biden moves on and the Indian becomes President. Who then becomes Vice President?”
The Lord Speaker of the British House of Lords immediately realised the kind of negative attention this would bring to the Commonwealth and claimed that his colleague should swiftly apologize. In a tweet, the Lord Speaker claimed : Lord Kilclooney should retract and apologise. This is an offensive way to refer to anyone, let alone a woman who has just made history. The comment is entirely unacceptable and has no place in British politics. I could not be clearer.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that the politician in question has been called out for using inappropriate language. Knowing that his words have once again made headlines, he tried to defend himself today, stating : With reference to the controversy about my recent tweet about the USA Presidency a biased report in the New York Times has been brought to my attention. I defended the tweet but it claims that I ‘tried’ to defend. Also states British lawmakers condemned the tweet. It was a few!!