The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment&analysis -

As a cab-driver of over 30 years, I was ex­tremely of­fended by Si­mon Plat­man’s ex­trem­ist views about cab­drivers ( Let­ters, May 23). I can­not speak for builders, but bla­tantly to pick out my noble band of brothers and sis­ters as racists is a cheap and child­ish shot. Just as in ev­ery pro­fes­sion and walk of life, there are un­doubt­edly racists. It is sadly a symp­tom of to­day’s so­ci­ety. Re­gret­fully, the cab trade is no ex­cep­tion, but the vast ma­jor­ity of driv­ers are not by any stretch of the imag­i­na­tion racists.

Si­mon, if one day I ever have the plea­sure of pick­ing you up, I prom­ise to be on my best be­hav­iour, and not vex your ob­vi­ously sen­si­tive na­ture. Robert Dulin Winch­more Hill, Lon­don N21

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