Is Lee Jasper confessing to a crime?

There are people in this world with some real brass necks. Lee Jasper and Ken Livingstone must be near the top of that list.

The King of Spin is trying to paint the suspension of Lee Jasper as a positive, a chance for Jasper to clear his name. The truth is that Livingstone can see the writing on the wall and wants Lee Jasper out of the way until after the elections on the 1st of May.

This suspension must not prevent the London Assembly scrutinising Jasper, the meeting to do so is in the diary for the 5th of March and Jasper must be made to attend. The Assembly exists to perform scrutiny and now Livingstone and Jasper are trying to avoid it.

Livingstone must answer some simple questions.

  1. What has changed from last week when you claimed to have full confidence in Mr Jasper?
  2. Will Lee Jasper be attending the Assembly hearing on the 5th of March?
  3. Is Lee Jasper personally under police investigation?

This is dirty politics and shows complete contempt, not just for the London Assembly, but for all Londoners.

8 responses to “Is Lee Jasper confessing to a crime?

  1. You lot are a bloody joke. The man has invited the Police to investigate if any crimes have been committed, been suspended from his job and endured a sustained campaign from the Evening Standard. Why has the London Assembly taken so long to summon the man given the information has been in thier possesion since the beginning of 2006.Its clear this is a politically motivated campaign with clear racial overtones. London Tories should be ashamed of yourselves, whatever you view the police are better placed to determine these matters than the press or the politically motivated Assembly.

  2. You lot are a bloody joke. The man has invited the Police to investigate if any crimes have been committed, been suspended from his job and endured a sustained campaign from the Evening Standard. Why has the London Assembly taken so long to summon the man given the information has been in thier possesion since the beginning of 2006.Its clear this is a politically motivated campaign with clear racial overtones. London Tories should be ashamed of yourselves, whatever you view the police are better placed to determine these matters than the press or the politically motivated Assembly.

  3. <>“The man has invited the Police to investigate if any crimes have been committed, been suspended from his job and endured a sustained campaign from the Evening Standard. Why has the London Assembly taken so long to summon the man given the information has been in thier possesion since the beginning of 2006.Its clear this is a politically motivated campaign with clear racial overtones.”<>Ah, yes, Anon, of course it is. Why don’t you just call James a racist upfront and see how credible you look?And, of course, it is all the fault of the horrid Tories and the evil media, isn’t it?The idea that Mr Jasper might have brought any of this upon himself by being, at worst, hideously corrupt and, at best, an incompetent stooge just doesn’t compute in your pusillanimous, reactionary brain, eh?DK

  4. <>“The man has invited the Police to investigate if any crimes have been committed, been suspended from his job and endured a sustained campaign from the Evening Standard. Why has the London Assembly taken so long to summon the man given the information has been in thier possesion since the beginning of 2006.Its clear this is a politically motivated campaign with clear racial overtones.”<>Ah, yes, Anon, of course it is. Why don’t you just call James a racist upfront and see how credible you look?And, of course, it is all the fault of the horrid Tories and the evil media, isn’t it?The idea that Mr Jasper might have brought any of this upon himself by being, at worst, hideously corrupt and, at best, an incompetent stooge just doesn’t compute in your pusillanimous, reactionary brain, eh?DK

  5. I have read some absolute rubbish in my time, but Anon’s comment above ranks up there with the most ludicrous. Livingstone has spent weeks telling anyone who will listen that Jasper has done nothing wrong and has the Mayor’s full confidence. Livingstone has also called for Andrew Gilligan to be sacked and threatened via his proxies to dig dirt on Brenda Stern after she threatened to make him answer for his false accusations in court.Now we are supposed to believe that none of that has changed, despite Jasper being suspended and the police asked to investigate him? This is a smoke and mirrors exercise. Livingstone is trying to deflect police attention from investigations into funding of groups that folded, or have failed to produce anything with the public money given them – nearly all of whom have close links with Lee Jasper via their directors. The timing is more than suspicious as an inquiry will be protracted and would be unlikely to have reported back before the Mayoral elections.The allegation of racism is an absolute fantasy. What has Jasper’s skin colour (or that of anyone involved in the organisations under scrutiny) got to do with the potentially fraudelent use of public money? It is possible that serious crimes have been committed and playing the race card does nothing to change that. Maybe you would prefer people accused of involvement in shady dealings to be immune from investigation or prosecution based on their skin colour or ethnicity?The Evening Standard and the Conservatives in London have nothing to be ashamed of. They are doing what they should do, trying to expose questionable practices, ask relevant questions and if appropriate ensure any wrongdoers are brought to account. Had Jasper stuck to his brief and not got personally involved in dealings with these organisations, as revealed by emails and witness testimony, he would not be under investigation today. The only people to blame for this is Livingstone and Jasper. So get real.

  6. I have read some absolute rubbish in my time, but Anon’s comment above ranks up there with the most ludicrous. Livingstone has spent weeks telling anyone who will listen that Jasper has done nothing wrong and has the Mayor’s full confidence. Livingstone has also called for Andrew Gilligan to be sacked and threatened via his proxies to dig dirt on Brenda Stern after she threatened to make him answer for his false accusations in court.Now we are supposed to believe that none of that has changed, despite Jasper being suspended and the police asked to investigate him? This is a smoke and mirrors exercise. Livingstone is trying to deflect police attention from investigations into funding of groups that folded, or have failed to produce anything with the public money given them – nearly all of whom have close links with Lee Jasper via their directors. The timing is more than suspicious as an inquiry will be protracted and would be unlikely to have reported back before the Mayoral elections.The allegation of racism is an absolute fantasy. What has Jasper’s skin colour (or that of anyone involved in the organisations under scrutiny) got to do with the potentially fraudelent use of public money? It is possible that serious crimes have been committed and playing the race card does nothing to change that. Maybe you would prefer people accused of involvement in shady dealings to be immune from investigation or prosecution based on their skin colour or ethnicity?The Evening Standard and the Conservatives in London have nothing to be ashamed of. They are doing what they should do, trying to expose questionable practices, ask relevant questions and if appropriate ensure any wrongdoers are brought to account. Had Jasper stuck to his brief and not got personally involved in dealings with these organisations, as revealed by emails and witness testimony, he would not be under investigation today. The only people to blame for this is Livingstone and Jasper. So get real.

  7. “The evidence has been in their possession since 2006” claims ‘anon’. Really?The report of over 900 pages was published only in the past few weeks hence the hearing on March 5th.The smell of corruption eddies around the Mayor’s office.As Lord Acton observed:Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Giving one person the powers which the Mayor of London has is asking for trouble.

  8. “The evidence has been in their possession since 2006” claims ‘anon’. Really?The report of over 900 pages was published only in the past few weeks hence the hearing on March 5th.The smell of corruption eddies around the Mayor’s office.As Lord Acton observed:Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Giving one person the powers which the Mayor of London has is asking for trouble.

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