Lee Jasper, sidekick to Reptilian Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, thinks it jolly unfair anyone should complain about money over within his control going walkabout, to the extent that he has reached for the usual smear: that his accusers are ‘racists’. This is, regrettably, a typical tactic of such people when anyone dares suggest they have been well at it.

This smear, deployed today by Mr. Jasper in The Voice, often works for, such is the special and extraordinary protection afforded to those of ethnic minority groups and such the enthusiasm with which the Police can be inspired to investigate a ‘racially aggravated’ crime (lest anyone call them ‘racist’ too), that the indigenous population in this country has been cowed over years from making any sort of less than favourable comment about them, let alone raise any sort of accusation of wrongdoing or crime.

One comes across such examples all over the place. There was once a highly competent prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda who took the view that a whole swathe of his staff emanating from Africa and the Indian subcontinent were, without exception, quite useless and a total waste of space. They were not sacked but their contracts were not renewed, something the UN was perfectly entitled to do even had they been competent and able. Nonetheless the immediate response was to badmouth him to the UN hierarchy (then headed by Kofi Annan) on the basis that he was a racist.

Most of those who should have been removed from their posts are still there sucking on the very long hind teat of the UN Cow, the smear (utterly unjustified in my judgement) having had the effect of provoking a very nasty response from an outfit that gets very aerated about racism on the part of any white man but looks the other way when practised by anyone else (eg Robert Mugabe).

On this occasion one is inclined to think people will treat the accusation with the considerable contempt it deserves since the real reason for the accusations is that they arise out of what appears to be a well-researched set of facts which prima facie reveal serious financial shenanigans involving a lot of moolah for which no proper account can be given. The only connection with race would appear to be the fact that Mr. Jasper seems to have a particular predilection for giving money to black organisations, money which has a curious habit of simply disappearing into thin air. Yet Mr. Jasper has no doubts about it:

A white owned newspaper with mostly white staff has sought to target a broad range of African Caribbean and Asian organisations and individuals in the city with falsehoods. That constitutes a racist campaign in my book.

This notwithstanding, Mr. Jasper also draws in other victims some of whose lustre he hopes will reflect on himself:

We’ve suffered a prolonged attack, not just on me but on people like Doreen Lawrence (Stephen Lawrence’s mum) and other figures in the Black community.

Black organisations across the capital are feeling the strain.

Thus are perfectly reasonable questions over his financial probity turned into an attack on the black community as a whole and ostensibly untouchable individuals within it, something which is, most will think, palpable rubbish.

The electorate of London as a whole might care also to bear in mind this claim when deciding how to vote in May:

Politics is a dirty game. The office of Mayor of London is now a very sought after political prize. Black communities can determine the outcome. This can wake us up to the fact that we have enormous power in this city and the voting strength of African, Caribbean, Asian communities means that nobody can get elected here without the support of these groups.

Imagine, if you will, the furore if Boris Johnson were to say: “White voters determine the outcome. This can wake us up to the fact that white voters have enormous power in this city and the voting strength of white people means that nobody can get elected here without their support.

One could be forgiven for asking: who is the real racist here?

You will find an account of the matter here.