Tariq Gafur - Is it actually racism...?

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  1. ye know, i was reading through the Times the other day, and spotted yet another ariticle on this spat between him and Ian Blair.

    Now, it seems to me that if Ian didn't particularly like the guy, then he wouldnt promote him. Now, in most other lines of work, then this would be fine.. Probably. Maybe.


    It seems like if Gafur was white, then there would be no issue.

    However, because Gafur happens to be Ethnic minority, then it suddenly becomes racism... :roll:

  2. if this happened in Britain then i would say he is the Ethnic Majority.
  3. If Blair is the boss, and Gaffur is his 2IC then obviously the commissioner can't invent a rank above his own and jump Gaffur two ranks. Perhaps he (Gaffur) thought Blair might resign his post and recommend him for the post :roll:

    see also HERE for news regarding Gaffur's legal rep.

    One has to wonder whether he thinks he would have done better in the country of his birth.

    Gaffur appears to be to be an attention seeking racist.
  4. msr

    msr LE

    It's about ego. Nothing more.

  5. Then you are a retard. British Pakistanis make up about 1.5% of the country's population.
  6. I suspect it has more to do with money and this c0ck trying to make a fast buck.
  7. the thoughts of money springs to mind
  8. Ruthless people (who have gone as far as they can go) will stop at nothing to get what they want, and abuse of legislation that is designed to protect vulnerable people is one way to do that.

    I suspect that greedy legal advice also fuels these situations. The sadest thing of all is that this sort of behavior ensures that when the ordinary man/woman in the street really needs the protection of equality legislation they find the redress complicated by the legacy of those who seek to abuse the system.

    I hope that common sense prevails.
  9. I suspect this situation would never have happened in an organisation which had stronger leadership. Chancers will always be chancers, & you reap what you sow. Having read the Daily Hate's (yes I know) appraisal of the lawyer involved, I imagine the litigants involved might well have sad faces too at the end of this saga.
  10. IIRC he was paid £180k salary,if he retires now £500+k lump sum,£80k a year pension.
    Nice work if you can get it!
  11. The racism here is from the complainant.

    Comes here as an asylum seeker, ends up as one of the most senior police in the country and claims racism!


    Try being a white working class heterosexual applying to join the met if you want to see racial discrimination in action!
  12. F*ck that...try being a Geordie!
  13. For sure, Big Idi Amin would have loved him!
  14. I socialise with a fair cross section of the Met Police. Much as though many officers wouldn't have the time of day for Ian Blair, all of my friends are unanimous in saying that the man hasn't a racist bone in his body.
  15. Of course he's not racist; he's ridiculously politically correct; PC personified. I can't stand him for that, but I still hope he wins. Ideally, he would then proscribe the Black Police Association, but no, too PC for that :roll: