… she said her aim now was to continue the fight for justice for all black people, adding that the past 19 years "has not been about me, it's been a vehicle for change and not accepting the negative stereotyping that has blighted people of colour. Opportunity and justice is for everyone". Mrs Lawrence was speaking at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Criminal Justice Lecture in London. Former Met Commissioner Lord Blair delivered the inaugural lecture in which he criticised the Government's failure to pursue race equality properly.Well, love, if it’s ‘negative stereotyping’ you’re worried about, look no further than the people appearing in the pages of this very newspaper.
Perhaps you should be lecturing them, not everyone else?
He said ministers had "hardly addressed the issue of racial inequality" since taking power and that the "current climate" seemed "very unfavourable" to tackling "structural injustices" in society.Oh, noes!
He said problems would be increased by the economic slowdown, in which Afro-Caribbeans would be among the hardest hit, and warned that the gulf between rich and poor was "becoming an issue of deep social concern".
Maybe you’d like to ask yourself, if ‘racism’ is at the heart of this failure to achieve things in the Afro-Caribbean community, why it doesn’t seem that way for the Indian/Chinese/Vietnamese families too?
Aren’t we ‘racist’ towards them as well?
Lord Blair also criticised the failure to establish a judicial inquiry into last summer's riots and described ministers' claim that the disorder was caused by criminality as a "seriously inadequate" explanation.Well, as already exhaustively pointed out, it certainly wasn’t because they were ‘poor and out of work’, was it? In fact, most were known and previously-convicted criminals!
Good grief, can you just get up and say any old flannel at these sort of talks? Does no-one ever point out you’re talking utter bollocks?
Can so many people’s silence on the facts be bought for a glass of sub-standard plonk and a prawn vol-au-vent?
He also warned that the abolition of the Metropolitan Police Authority and placing sole control of the police in the hands of the Mayor raised concerns about how adequately race issues would be pursued in future.Christ, I shouldn’t worry about that!
If this example is anything to go by, then these racemongers are dug in like ticks, and harder to dislodge no matter who’s bum is currently occupying the seats in 10 Downing Street or the Home office.
And there’s always plenty waiting in the wings to join them. How else to get ahead? Not through hard work, that’s for sure…
He added: "So while there is hope, there is a long way to go. Worse we, those committed to justice, also have to accept that the current climate has some aspects which seem very unfavourable to the righting of the very structural injustices which the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was set up to fight."Translation: “No-one’s listening to meeeeeeeeee anymore!”
Good. You were s**t at the job of Met Commissioner and now you’re an irrelevance. Take the title thrown to you by the outgoing Labour administration and sod off!
Take Doreen with you. Her five minutes of fame ran out years ago...