Why no action from Livingstone?

Even before the ink was dry on Andrew Gilligan’s article on Lee Jasper, Livingstone’s machine jumped to his defence.

Once again the Mayor has fallen back on unfounded allegations of racism, it is his favoured weapon, in the press release he asks.

“Exactly what does Andrew Gilligan think is wrong with the giving African and Caribbean owned businesses advice and mentoring or supporting the parents, carers and families of African and African Caribbean pupils?”

I don’t remember any criticism of giving money to black businesses or pupils, I think the criticism was giving public funds to defunct businesses owned by the Head of Diversity’s friends and associates. The press release goes on to say:

“Once again, Andrew Gilligan has used the Evening Standard as a platform for
campaign targeting black and ethnic minority organisations.”

And what does Livingstone define as this campaign? The fact that Gilligan said the Boris wasn’t a racist and that the plan to give black and Asian taxi drivers more money than white taxi drivers was unfair.
Let’s have a look at who has recently been branded a racist by Livingstone’s allies. Well Boris got both barrels, as have I, now Andrew Gilligan and so did Trevor Phillips.

That’s right, Trevor Phillips, the head of the Equalities Commission, former Chair of the Runnymead Trust, Black Labour politician, branded a racist by Livingstone.

Livingstone’s failure even to call for an enquiry into Gilligan’s allegations is very telling as is his willingness to describe everyone who disagrees with him a racist.

4 responses to “Why no action from Livingstone?

  1. James,The only way this particular business will get sorted out is if criminal offences are uncovered and successfully prosecuted. It would be a brave Metropolitan Police Commissioner who ran the risk of an unsuccessful prosecution!Does make me wonder what other strange activities will come to light if Boris wins next year. I think he has a struggle on his hands btw, much as I hope he succeeds.

  2. James,The only way this particular business will get sorted out is if criminal offences are uncovered and successfully prosecuted. It would be a brave Metropolitan Police Commissioner who ran the risk of an unsuccessful prosecution!Does make me wonder what other strange activities will come to light if Boris wins next year. I think he has a struggle on his hands btw, much as I hope he succeeds.

  3. Livingstone accuses everybody of being racist but fails to apologise when he make racist remarks.Boris just apologises every time he speaks in a preemptive strike, which is getting very tiresome and shows that he also fails to understand the offence he causes.

  4. Livingstone accuses everybody of being racist but fails to apologise when he make racist remarks.Boris just apologises every time he speaks in a preemptive strike, which is getting very tiresome and shows that he also fails to understand the offence he causes.

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