Ray Lewis

I am going to say the same thing about the allegations against Ray Lewis as I said about the allegations against Lee Jasper.

The Mayor needs to act quickly and decisively, there needs to be an investigation into the allegations and the appropriate action taken once the investigation is completed.

Livingstone failed to do any of those things, preferring to brand any and all of Lee Jasper’s critics as racists. I wonder if there will be howls from the ethnic media over these allegations like there was with Lee Jasper’s?

34 responses to “Ray Lewis

  1. James,Apart from saying the same thing you said about Jasper who has not been proven guilty of a single accusation laid against him – will you be putting a picture of Ray Lewis’s house on your web site as you did Jaspers?

  2. James,Apart from saying the same thing you said about Jasper who has not been proven guilty of a single accusation laid against him – will you be putting a picture of Ray Lewis’s house on your web site as you did Jaspers?

  3. In addition did you not call for Jasper to be suspended whilst he was investigated.

  4. In addition did you not call for Jasper to be suspended whilst he was investigated.

  5. JamesCan you confirm that you did not call for Jaspers suspension until the outcome of a investigation? Can you confirm the the London Conservative Assembly called for Jasper’s immediate suspension when the allegations were made against him by the Evening Slandard?I am confused so please help me here. You did not call for his suspension, your party did and you supported that position?Should Mr Lewis be suspended?Will you now take down the picture of Jasper home as it is surely a gross intrusion on his privacy and could encourage racist to target him and his family?

  6. JamesCan you confirm that you did not call for Jaspers suspension until the outcome of a investigation? Can you confirm the the London Conservative Assembly called for Jasper’s immediate suspension when the allegations were made against him by the Evening Slandard?I am confused so please help me here. You did not call for his suspension, your party did and you supported that position?Should Mr Lewis be suspended?Will you now take down the picture of Jasper home as it is surely a gross intrusion on his privacy and could encourage racist to target him and his family?

  7. No I did not call fro Lee Jasper to be suspended. The assembly members at the time may have done so I wasn’t elected at that point.I called for Jasper to be investigated, something which Livingstone refused to do. Boris has already launched an investigation into the allegations against Ray.With regard to Lee’s house, the photo is already in the public domain, I have not given out his address and if anyone wants to conduct a racist attack, they can get my home address from the electoral commission, where it is lodged. Just like every other candidate who has stood for election in the UK.

  8. No I did not call fro Lee Jasper to be suspended. The assembly members at the time may have done so I wasn’t elected at that point.I called for Jasper to be investigated, something which Livingstone refused to do. Boris has already launched an investigation into the allegations against Ray.With regard to Lee’s house, the photo is already in the public domain, I have not given out his address and if anyone wants to conduct a racist attack, they can get my home address from the electoral commission, where it is lodged. Just like every other candidate who has stood for election in the UK.

  9. James Livingstone did not refuse to investigate him in fact the man was inverstigated three times; once by the Chief Executive of the GLA who concluded he had no case to answer. Then by the LDA who concluded similarly and the once again by the GLA CEO after London Tories who did not accept the findings and demanded he reinvestigate. He did so and came to the same conclusion. It was ta that point your lot handed the dossier to Gilligan. Jasper had already been investigated twice and cleared prior to the Evening Slandard stories appeared in December of last year. James ‘ Double Standard’ not very Cleverly seeking to avoid the question.You have read the forensic panels interim report – no case to answer in relation to the man.You should post here although I can see why you would be reluctant.In relation to your rather weak and pithy explanation re Jaspers house. Jasper was not and is not an elected official. Would you be happy for home to be featured on the net?. Take it down James and dont be suprised if the ‘ independant investigation’ findings are rejected by your political enemies.

  10. James Livingstone did not refuse to investigate him in fact the man was inverstigated three times; once by the Chief Executive of the GLA who concluded he had no case to answer. Then by the LDA who concluded similarly and the once again by the GLA CEO after London Tories who did not accept the findings and demanded he reinvestigate. He did so and came to the same conclusion. It was ta that point your lot handed the dossier to Gilligan. Jasper had already been investigated twice and cleared prior to the Evening Slandard stories appeared in December of last year. James ‘ Double Standard’ not very Cleverly seeking to avoid the question.You have read the forensic panels interim report – no case to answer in relation to the man.You should post here although I can see why you would be reluctant.In relation to your rather weak and pithy explanation re Jaspers house. Jasper was not and is not an elected official. Would you be happy for home to be featured on the net?. Take it down James and dont be suprised if the ‘ independant investigation’ findings are rejected by your political enemies.

  11. You’re boring me now. What question did I avoid? Where are the double standards?Come up with something concrete or I’m going to stop responding to your posts.

  12. You’re boring me now. What question did I avoid? Where are the double standards?Come up with something concrete or I’m going to stop responding to your posts.

  13. James yes the truth can be a little tedious but bear with me.You supported the London Conservatives call for the suspending of Jasper neither you or they are insisting that Mr Lewis is suspended. Jasper had already been investigated when your party called for his supension. Why are you not calling for the suspension of Mr Lewis?

  14. James yes the truth can be a little tedious but bear with me.You supported the London Conservatives call for the suspending of Jasper neither you or they are insisting that Mr Lewis is suspended. Jasper had already been investigated when your party called for his supension. Why are you not calling for the suspension of Mr Lewis?

  15. Just watched an absolutely astonishing interview with Deputy Mayor Ray Lewis, live on Channel 4 news. It casts another dark shadow on the early days of Boris’s reign and asks further serious questions over David Cameron’s judgement.Jon Snow’s charge was that he’d been struck off by the Church of England for serious financial and sexual misdeanours. They tried to reveal the details but were forced to retract them after a call from the Mayor’s lawyers. Ray Lewis said “This is a mystery to me. For the last ten years they’ve said absolutely nothing to me.”Rt Revd John Gladwin, Bishop of Chelmsford said “Between 1999 and 2005, Ray was placed under the formal disciplinary structures of the Church of England, and his ministry was restricted,” When questioned, the Bishop said there’s absolutely no way that Ray Lewis couldn’t know that he’d been suspended. Is Ray Lewis seriously suggesting that the Church of England would jeopardise it’s entire reputation for the sake of a political vendetta?One of them is clearly lying. Which one would you put your money on?

  16. Just watched an absolutely astonishing interview with Deputy Mayor Ray Lewis, live on Channel 4 news. It casts another dark shadow on the early days of Boris’s reign and asks further serious questions over David Cameron’s judgement.Jon Snow’s charge was that he’d been struck off by the Church of England for serious financial and sexual misdeanours. They tried to reveal the details but were forced to retract them after a call from the Mayor’s lawyers. Ray Lewis said “This is a mystery to me. For the last ten years they’ve said absolutely nothing to me.”Rt Revd John Gladwin, Bishop of Chelmsford said “Between 1999 and 2005, Ray was placed under the formal disciplinary structures of the Church of England, and his ministry was restricted,” When questioned, the Bishop said there’s absolutely no way that Ray Lewis couldn’t know that he’d been suspended. Is Ray Lewis seriously suggesting that the Church of England would jeopardise it’s entire reputation for the sake of a political vendetta?One of them is clearly lying. Which one would you put your money on?

  17. It wasn’t me guv. It was the vicar.No it wasn’t me guv. It was the parishoner.No it wasn’t me guv . It was the MeejaOh yes that well known media/church of england conspiracy all out to get Boris , Is the media racist James?

  18. It wasn’t me guv. It was the vicar.No it wasn’t me guv. It was the parishoner.No it wasn’t me guv . It was the MeejaOh yes that well known media/church of england conspiracy all out to get Boris , Is the media racist James?

  19. Mr Anonymous, it’s not just James who is getting bored with you. Please go and troll someone else.Why not try Devils Kitchen’s site? He’s always up for a bit of political light-hearted knockabout wit and jolly banter.

  20. Mr Anonymous, it’s not just James who is getting bored with you. Please go and troll someone else.Why not try Devils Kitchen’s site? He’s always up for a bit of political light-hearted knockabout wit and jolly banter.

  21. I think you are right to draw attention to the contrast between Boris and Ken over the respective cases.Ken obfuscated. Insisted Jasper’s critics were racist, falsely claimed Jasper had been completely exonerated etc. Boris has acted swiftly, ordering an immediate investigation.An impressive improvement on Ken’s modus operandi.PS: I thought Lewis gave a good account of himself on last night’s news. If only Lee Jasper had been so open and amenable to the press when his case on the front pages.PPS: Regarding Lee Jasper’s house – part of the moral case against Jasper was that he collected a £120k salary and retained a council house, something, an issue surely, in the public interest and not merely of interest to the public.

  22. I think you are right to draw attention to the contrast between Boris and Ken over the respective cases.Ken obfuscated. Insisted Jasper’s critics were racist, falsely claimed Jasper had been completely exonerated etc. Boris has acted swiftly, ordering an immediate investigation.An impressive improvement on Ken’s modus operandi.PS: I thought Lewis gave a good account of himself on last night’s news. If only Lee Jasper had been so open and amenable to the press when his case on the front pages.PPS: Regarding Lee Jasper’s house – part of the moral case against Jasper was that he collected a £120k salary and retained a council house, something, an issue surely, in the public interest and not merely of interest to the public.

  23. “PPS: Regarding Lee Jasper’s house – part of the moral case against Jasper was that he collected a £120k salary and retained a council house, something, an issue surely, in the public interest and not merely of interest to the public.”Charlesoj – you can’t really be serious about that one! Lee Jasper and his family have been living in that house for over almost 25 years – long before he landed a job at the Mayor’s Office. Are you suggesting that because he later secured a highly paid job (and one that was subject to be terminated when the political winds change) he should have given up his family home? How crass a suggestion, particularly when we see our elected MP’s creaming off the profits of ‘second homes’ that we, the public pay for. Where Lee Jasper lives and what he pays for it was not (and can never be) in the public interest. It was immoral and a flagrant intrusion of his privacy.The reality is that the Conservative Party colluded with the media to attack Jasper and now their own weapon has been turned on them. There is more to come on Ray Lewis, I have no doubt about that……..

  24. “PPS: Regarding Lee Jasper’s house – part of the moral case against Jasper was that he collected a £120k salary and retained a council house, something, an issue surely, in the public interest and not merely of interest to the public.”Charlesoj – you can’t really be serious about that one! Lee Jasper and his family have been living in that house for over almost 25 years – long before he landed a job at the Mayor’s Office. Are you suggesting that because he later secured a highly paid job (and one that was subject to be terminated when the political winds change) he should have given up his family home? How crass a suggestion, particularly when we see our elected MP’s creaming off the profits of ‘second homes’ that we, the public pay for. Where Lee Jasper lives and what he pays for it was not (and can never be) in the public interest. It was immoral and a flagrant intrusion of his privacy.The reality is that the Conservative Party colluded with the media to attack Jasper and now their own weapon has been turned on them. There is more to come on Ray Lewis, I have no doubt about that……..

  25. My only point on this would be fiscal. I’ve no idea how much an enquiry costs, but given that these problems have just been imported with the new crowd of troughers, and London has yet to derive any benefits from them, the cost hould be bourn by the conservatives? Had they been in power for a couple of year, or been in power when the mis-demeanours were alledged to have taken place then I would be slightly more willing to pay for them, but as it stands Londoners should’nt pay up.

  26. My only point on this would be fiscal. I’ve no idea how much an enquiry costs, but given that these problems have just been imported with the new crowd of troughers, and London has yet to derive any benefits from them, the cost hould be bourn by the conservatives? Had they been in power for a couple of year, or been in power when the mis-demeanours were alledged to have taken place then I would be slightly more willing to pay for them, but as it stands Londoners should’nt pay up.

  27. Breaking news is that he has resigned. Shame, because this seems to be part of a wider media witch-hunt which has claimed another victim who was guilty until proven innocent.From my admittedly partisan point of view I see this as the Labour attack-dogs being released to find anything from 10/15/20 years ago which probably didn’t happen anyway to distract attention from the scandals engulfing the Labour Party and also Gorbals Mick who as Speaker should be even cleaner than squeaky clean.A good point on the finances St Crispin as it appears the investigation will go on regardless of the resignation. See you on the 11th.

  28. Breaking news is that he has resigned. Shame, because this seems to be part of a wider media witch-hunt which has claimed another victim who was guilty until proven innocent.From my admittedly partisan point of view I see this as the Labour attack-dogs being released to find anything from 10/15/20 years ago which probably didn’t happen anyway to distract attention from the scandals engulfing the Labour Party and also Gorbals Mick who as Speaker should be even cleaner than squeaky clean.A good point on the finances St Crispin as it appears the investigation will go on regardless of the resignation. See you on the 11th.

  29. Could Boris lose a THIRD deputy?!Tittle tattle, wishful thinking or malicious gossip I know not. But there’s a suggestion this evening that London Mayor, Boris Johnson, could lose a third deputy within a matter of weeks. After Ray Lewis’s resignation today and James McGrath’s resignation a few weeks ago Johnson is said to be “walking on egg shells”, and with good reason according to those in the know. So don’t be surprised if Boris’s announcement that he will only serve as mayor for one term comes sooner rather than later. A bit like Caroline Spelman’s decision to jump before she’s pushed. Labels: Mayor Boris

  30. Could Boris lose a THIRD deputy?!Tittle tattle, wishful thinking or malicious gossip I know not. But there’s a suggestion this evening that London Mayor, Boris Johnson, could lose a third deputy within a matter of weeks. After Ray Lewis’s resignation today and James McGrath’s resignation a few weeks ago Johnson is said to be “walking on egg shells”, and with good reason according to those in the know. So don’t be surprised if Boris’s announcement that he will only serve as mayor for one term comes sooner rather than later. A bit like Caroline Spelman’s decision to jump before she’s pushed. Labels: Mayor Boris

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