It's about time that Vaz was brought to account. Well done the Daily Mail for daring to expose this machiavellian sleazebag. And it appears that British judges are learning to stand up to those who play "the race card" too often; hope yet for the Met?
The judge was incensed because of political interference? Well he must be a rare one. It's not unusual for them to use the loophole of "public policy" to fly in the face of precedent and statute and insure a conviction when told to do so by the powers that be. As for Vaz...a long time coming if, and a very big if, he is found guilty and punished.
Bunch of theiving, backslapping, corrupt CNUTS!!!! Fcuk me its getting like some communist kleptocracy in this country, these fcuking scum are so drunk on their own sense of power they think they can get away with anything, they need turfing out NOW! The most disgusting example of playing the race card I've read, need to sort the legalities out there cos thats taking the p1ss...Anti-racism laws were brought in cos no one wants to see some black lad beaten to death by a racist copper, not to enable slimy, theiving scum like this to get off the hook...
Vaz is a Cnut of the highest order, but has been investigated for sleaze several times before, particularly on his days on Leicester city council. He used to be a minister until he got mired in the sleazy stuff a few years ago, he seems to revel in the abuse of his position to gain favours! By sucking up to Cyclops he managed to get himself onto an influential committee.
It wasnt surprising that he would be somewhere involved in the Black Police Association.
Do any of you really, really think that Vaz will get his comeuppance? Just look back across the vast swathe of lying, cheating, defrauding, thieving politicians who have faced inquiries under this 'New' Labour administration. As long as he is prepared to brazen it out, and I think you'll agree that Vaz is a past master at doing so, the machine will appoint a sympathetic chair of an inquiry, schedule it for some time next year, the media will move on and the outcome of the report will be slipped out on a classic 'bury bad news day'. The report will mildly criticise the way that Vaz's actions could be misinterpreted by the public (i.e it is our fault for not understanding the role of a politician who, unlike 'normal people', has the integrity to suspend all considerations of his personal friendship in order to discharge his public duty) but he will be exonerated of any wrongdoing.
Oh, and if it looks like it might go wrong, he can always deploy the traditional chaff and flare as employed so recently by senior policemen Tariq Ghauffur and Ali Desai to point out that it is all a racist plot by the predominantly white establishment.
No Jon, whatâs happening is that the Mail have the documentary evidence and want Vaz to sue, they will keep the drip drip going until either he or the Govt has to react. The rest of the media apart from the BBC are watching closely, but they won't start until they are 101% that the Mail has it right (which the Mail believe they are or they wouldnât have started it). The BBC as usual wonât go near any story that has a ethnic minority cast in a bad light until at least somebody is dead (âhonourâ killings etc).
As an aside here in China the BBC web site has been banned forever as historically the BBC was seen as the last word in news â a legacy of Empire. However it was unbanned for the Olympics and now the Chinese publics attitude now they have read it is âis that it? These articles look like they were written for children or even worse (in China) people of low education backgroundâ to quote one of my friends. The BBC is no longer a convincing challenger to the PRC, or anybody .
As to Vaz, I would say that the Iranian lawyer about to be served with bankruptcy papers is the sort to spill his guts, especially as Vaz is publically disowning him.
Al Jazeera took on ex BBC reporters, and left the dross at Broadcasting House - see HERE
The emir (of Qatar) bankrolled al-Jazeera for five years, but clarified that the editorial board would be independent of his control. It was an uncanny promise that he never broke. In 1998 he abolished censorship in Qatar, freeing al-Jazeera from all staffing and content constraints. BBC-trained journalists signed up, a quarter of them Qataris and the rest from other Arab-speaking countries.