Mellor apologises for cabbie abuse

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Published: Saturday 29th November 2014 by The News Editor

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David Mellor has said he is “really, really sorry” for his verbal abuse of a London cab driver last week.

The former minister said he had a case for his annoyance, but threw it away with his foul language.

Mr Mellor issued the apology for his foul-mouthed rant during his first phone-in session on his LBC radio show since the incident.

He said he “can’t” and “won’t” defend his actions.

Mellor began the show by telling listeners he was “really, really sorry” and promised to make a “substantial donation” to the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association’s Christmas charity appeal.

He said: “I can’t think what possessed me to lose it with that cabbie the way I did.

“OK, I had a case but I threw it away by the way I spoke and I’m really, really sorry about that, and I especially want to apologise to you, our listeners, for trying your patience and risking my own credibility with you by speaking the way I did.

“Anyway, it’s water for me at the next celebratory lunch, I’ve definitely made that decision.”

Published: Saturday 29th November 2014 by The News Editor

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