'TWO BLACK Labour MPs said that Boris Johnson was unacceptable as Mayor of London because of his past comments on race issues'. Well, they would say that, wouldn't they? Problem is that since we live in a democracy where racist views are tolerated (by Whites) his racism might not make him as 'unacceptable' as these two would dearly love to think. On the contrary, his 'comments' might just make him the most acceptable candidate as far as Whites are concerned. Doreen Lawrence: 'Boris Johnson is not an appropriate person to run a multicultural city like London'. In reality, London is a collection of villages rigidly demarcated by race. More of the same twaddle: 'Think of London, the richness of London, and having someone like him as Mayor would destroy the city's unity'. What unity? If there were unity, Boris Johnson wouldn't even be in the running. 'He is definitely not the right person to even be thinking to put his name forward'. Who is? Only those you agree with? 'A spokeswoman pointed to articles in support of Sir William Macpherson written by the would-be mayor in 2001 and 2002, in which he said that the retired judge saw racism as an evil that must be actively confronted, and added: "I am not sure that he is wrong"'. In truth, he really isn't sure. But then racists never are, are they? Dawn butler is right: 'These are disgraceful comments that shame Boris Johnson and... the Conservative Party. This is the... language of the colonial past [showing] that the Tory party is riddled with racial prejudice'. Quite right; it is.
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