Erm, excuse us? There is just too much to unpack here, but essentially, Mr Helmer was attempting to come to the defence of right-wing commentator, Tim Montgomerie, who had been engaged in an argument with Mr Lammy. However, his comment just served to show up his true colours.
It goes without saying that people on social media thought that the comments were outrageous.
Yes, because taking one person of a specific race and trying to suggest they're representative of everyone is not racist at all, Roger.
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This isn't the first bigoted comment Mr Helmer has ever made. In 2014, the then-UKIP MEP said that people should be able to dislike homosexuality in the same way they do with different types of tea, while at the same time trying to claim that prejudice against homosexuality is 'wrong', reports the Independent.
He also isn't a fan of the whole 'climate change' conspiracy...
Temperates drop during a short solar eclipse. It's the Sun that drives the climate!