Aide to David Cameron Apologizes for Comments About 1985 Race Riots

December 30, 2015 12:56 PM

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Aide to David Cameron Apologizes for Comments About 1985 Race Riots

LONDON — The annual release of 30-year-old government papers in Britain produced significant embarrassment on Wednesday for one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s most senior officials, who found himself facing calls to resign over comments he made in 1985 about the country’s black population.

At the time, the official, Oliver Letwin, was a young star of the Conservative Party in the policy unit of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s administration.

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