CABBIES NOT RACISTS
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