Doreen Lawrence condemns Johnson for mayor
Doreen Lawrence, the mother of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, has told the Guardian that she thinks Boris Johnson, if elected mayor of London, “would destroy the city’s unity” and that the Conservative party should not even be thinking of putting his name forward:
“Those people that think he is a lovable rogue need to take a good look at themselves, and look at him. I just find his remarks very offensive. I think once people read his views, there is no way he is going to get the support of any people in the black community.” Mr Johnson wrote a series of articles at the time of the Macpherson inquiry, claiming some of its recommendations were born of political correctness and that the furore around the murder had created the whiff of a witchhunt against the police. The inquiry team found the police institutionally racist.
The Macpherson report was the result of an enquiry into Stephen Lawrence’s death. While the identities of the murderers are well-known (they boasted of it), they have never been successfully prosecuted, and the police were accused of “institutional racism”, not only because of the failures of the inquiry but also because they took it upon themselves to harass Lawrence’s friend, who witnessed the attack. The Guardian also reproduces another selection from Boris’s “wisdom”:
In an article written in October 2002, Mr Johnson described the Queen meeting “piccaninnies”, adding that when the prime minister arrives in the Congo “the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird”.
What a despicable character he is. I have written at length in the past about why he is a danger to the Muslim community as well.
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