Ken Livingstone - reported to race and sex watchdogs

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  1. Mayor’s action over Fire Authority appointments reported to race and sex watchdogs

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has blocked the appointment of every Conservative and Liberal Democrat white male nominated to the governing body of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. He has acted claiming that their nominations failed to tackle the under representation of women, black, Asian and ethnic minority Londoners. He has asked these parties to reconsider their nominations except for one Conservative female councillor acceptable to him.

    At a press conference on Tuesday he confirmed that he had not sought advice from either the Equal Opportunities Commission or the Commission for Racial Equality and that there were contradictory legal views of his powers in this area.

    These appointments are well paying with a basic allowance of £7,206 a year to every borough representative. Special responsibility allowances bumped up the average payment to over £11,000 in 2005/2006.

    By discriminating in favour of Conservative Cllr Rebekah Gilbert in her appointment and against her white male colleagues it is thought that Mr Livingstone may be in breach of both the Sex Discrimination Act and the Race Relations Act.

    Civil rights group Liberty and Law has asked the EOC and the CRE to investigate urgently the action of the Mayor to determine whether it conforms with equal opportunity legislation.

    Director Gerald Hartup said:“ This is not just a quarrel between the Mayor and the political parties. It raises important issues about the nature of our democracy. It is too important to be just left to them to sort out".“

    The mayor argues in a press release of 15 June: "It is crucial that important public bodies such as the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority represent London’s diverse communities. This year’s nominations offered a real chance to improve the profile of the authority and address the serious under-representation of women and black and ethnic minority Londoners but sadly this has not been acted on.

    ‘The nominations that have been made by groups within London Councils and the London Assembly are unrepresentative of London’s diverse communities.

    "I just do not believe that it is impossible to find more black and Asian people to serve on the fire authority, or that there are not more women who wish to participate.

    "It is unacceptable that when there are 1,861 councillors in London, of which 555 are women and 293 from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority groups, all seven Conservative nominees to the fire authority are white and include only one woman, and all three Liberal Democrat nominees are white men.

    "To fulfill my duty to promote genuine equality I have decided not to accept these unrepresentative nominees for the fire authority and to ask those who are making these nominations to ensure that they reflect London as it really is.

    "I have written to the Chair of London Councils, Cllr Merrick Cockell, Conservative Assembly leader Angie Bray AM and Liberal Democrat Assembly leader Mike Tuffrey AM to ask them to reconsider their nominations.

    "It is absolutely crucial that the body which runs the third largest firefighting organisation in the world is far more representative of the people it serves and I will use all the powers of my office to promote equality and tackle under-representation.”

    Merrick Cockell Tory chairman of London Councils (formerly the Association of London Government) responded : "It is disappointing that the Mayor has rejected two pensioners, an openly gay councillor and a councillor under 30 as being 'unrepresentative' of London's diverse communities. The fact remains these councillors were democratically elected by London's diverse communities."

    Lib Dem leader of the London Assembly Mike Tuffrey raises the fundamental question to be answered:"It is not for the Mayor to dictate to the other parties who they appoint."

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  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    The bloke is indeed guilty of both racism and sexism.

    By denying a job because of someones race or sex is against the law, and it matters not that the people he is denying are male and white.

    The term to consider is 'equality', and therefore, if their is a white male nomination, they are EQUALLY suitable for the job.

    Total cnut.
     
  3. brettarider

    brettarider On ROPs

    And WTF has this to do with the NAFFI bar? try current affairs unless you've got pictures of him on the nest
     
  4. London mayor Ken Livingstone has blocked the appointment of every Conservative and Liberal Democrat white male nominated to the governing body of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. He has acted claiming that their nominations failed to tackle the under representation of women, black, Asian and ethnic minority Londoners.


    What ever happened to the best person for the job? Wonder who would be London Mayor if the same rule had applied to his job application?!!! :x
     
  5. Agree and put very nicely.

    (Shouldn't this be in the CA?)
     
  6. London mayor Ken Livingstone has blocked the appointment of every Conservative and Liberal Democrat white male nominated to the governing body of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. He has acted claiming that their nominations failed to tackle the under representation of women, black, Asian and ethnic minority Londoners. He has asked these parties to reconsider their nominations except for one Conservative female councillor acceptable to him.

    Come on Ken "Play the White man."
    I`m White, Straight, work hard, pay my bills, have no benefits.F*ck, I´m an OUTCAST..
    :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  7. [​IMG]

    As well as racing them and checking their bits, has he been reported to breed them too? :D
     
  8. And the outcome will be................nothing.....tough..........carry on normal jogging......ffs.
     
  9. Don't forget antisemitism. Ken likes to accuse jews of being SS guards when he's had a few.
     
  10. I imagine that in his zeal for 'equality' and 'diversity' Livingstone is of course seeking to have representation in London in direct proportion to the non-white population of the UK or London.

    No? Thought not.

    If that were the guiding criteria, I would suggest that he would find it more than a little difficult to make his case so forcefully.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London#Ethnicity

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom#Demography

    Naturally, I am of course a knuckle-dragging racist for even drawing attention to these facts :roll:
     
  11. Livingstone is a tool. Never liked the commie tw4t anyway but since he has been granted a bit of power he has turned into an even bigger irritating sh1tbag. The whiney voiced cnut.

    LT.
     
  12. Is their not a London Mayor election due soon?
     
  13. Next May, and I bet the lying bastard won't wing it either.
     
  14. the next person have to be really up to the job, no politcal interferance this time, the last Labour nominee was scuppered by his own party sponsering him and they voted against him in a form of protest vote.


    Ken Livingstone is undemocratic, egomaniac, mongoloid.