Breastfeed in the corner – Farage

Published: Friday 5th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Nigel Farage has waded into the Claridge’s breastfeeding row, suggesting that mothers should be willing to “sit in the corner” in restaurants to avoid offending people.

The Ukip leader insisted it was “not too difficult” to feed a child in a way that was “not openly ostentatious”.

The comments, in his regular LBC radio phone-in, came after mother-of-three Louise Burns complained that the luxury Mayfair hotel asked her to put a napkin over her baby’s head.

Claridge’s has said it “embraces” breastfeeding, but requests that women are “discreet towards other guests”.

Setting out his views on the subject, Mr Farage said: “I am not particularly bothered about it, but I know a lot of people do feel very uncomfortable.

“This is just a matter of common sense, isn’t it? Given that some people feel very embarrassed by it, it isn’t too difficult to breastfeed a baby in a way that is not openly ostentatious.”

He argued it was “up to Claridge’s” what rules it wanted to operate.

Pressed on whether it would be right for a hotel to ask mothers to use the “ladies’ room” to feed, the MEP replied: “Or perhaps sit in the corner, or whatever it might be. That is up to Claridge’s.

“It’s not an issue I get terribly hung up about but I know particularly people of the older generation feel awkward and embarrassed by it.”

Published: Friday 5th December 2014 by The News Editor

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  • Kevin Marshall

    So what’s wrong with his comments?
    As the GE looms the gutter press will dredge the depths
    to find anything to discredit people like this.
    What next ,”he kicks cats” ? get real !!!!!!

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