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Leo Varadkar thought British peer’s ‘a typical Indian’ tweet was from fake account

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By: Keerthi Mohan

A former Ulster unionist has sparked a racism row after referring to Ireland’s Indian-origin prime minister Leo Varadkar as a “typical Indian” in a tweet. John Taylor (Lord Kilclooney) wrote the comment in response to a report that quoted Democratic Unionist Party MP Jeffrey Donaldson as saying that Varadkar’s visit on Monday to Northern Ireland was “outside of normal protocol” and showed “poor manners.” The tweet was criticised by many as being racist, with Democratic Unionist Party MLA Christopher Stalford tweeting: “I don’t know what John Taylor (Lord Kilclooney) thinks he’s playing at but he doesn’t speak for me. Absolutely ridiculous behaviour.”…

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