London Mayor candidate apologises for offensive comments claiming they were ‘wilfully taken out of context’

The Conservative party candidate for London Mayor apologised this week for several offensive comments he made about minorities but insisted they were intentionally taken out of context.

Shaun Bailey said that he was sorry for his comments made in 2005 that included claims that teaching children about Muslim and Hindu festivals such as Diwali risked turning the UK into a ‘crime-riddled cesspool’.

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