Monday, April 24, 2006

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

Left London for Shropshire or Gloucestershire, or maybe Dorset ? For the children, of course. Better schools, a slower pace of life, the city's 'frantic lifestyle' ?

Don't think you can get away from multicultural England that easily.

Professor Ted Cantle does his bit for the local election campaign by highlighting the fact that there are still some 'unhealthily white' towns in Derbyshire. Apparently such places are dangerous for ethnic minorities.

Professor Ted Cantle, who wrote the report on the 2001 riots in Bradford and Oldham, suggested people from ethnic minorities in some parts of the Midlands might not feel “safe and secure” living near predominantly white communities.

Just imagine a Government adviser and academic saying that our major cities were dangerous for white people because of their large ethnic minority populations.

He'd be out of a job before you could say Frank Ellis.

And he wouldn't get another one with Cheshire Police, either.

Police forces should be allowed to fast-track job applicants from ethnic minorities, despite the practice being against the law, a leading officer has claimed.

The Chief Constable of Cheshire, Peter Fahy, is appealing to the Government to change the law on positive discrimination to enable police chiefs to meet tough Home Office targets for increasing the number of black and Asian officers.

Whan is a quota not a quota ? When it's a target which your performance (and bonus) will be judged against.

Peter Fahy runs Sir Ian Blair pretty close in the race for the most PC PC. It's he who had the Bishop Of Chester investigated and consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service over the following hate speech :

"Some people who are primarily homosexual can reorientate themselves. I would encourage them to consider that as an option, but I would not set myself up as a medical specialist on the subject - that's in the area of psychiatric health."

Of course, such things never happen in the real world.


Anonymous said...

Funny that, I don't feel 'safe and secure' in Peckham, Camberwell and Brixton. Can I get a Government grant?

Anonymous said...

You beat me to it...

Ted Cantle's 'unhealthily white' must rank somewhere alongside Greg Dykes 'hideously white'.

Anonymous said...

In the paper edition of the Times this story is illustrated by a picture of five or six men engaged in a fight. The man in the centre getting beaten is clearly white. Behind him a bearded Asian man holds a club and is holding it ready to club the white man. One man (of uncertain race) has his back to us and it is unclear whether he is helping the white man or hurting him. Other Asians are also in the frame ready to join in.

This picture was a rather odd choice for the Times to pick, because it actually undermines Ted Cantle. The article in the paper links to a rather better editorial, which linked the issue to the rise in support for the BNP. I'd link but the Times website is a nightmare to navigate.