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  • Boris says sorry, supports affirmative action!

    by Sunny
    26th March, 2008 at 6:28 pm    

    Not exactly, we call it positive action in this country. From his interview in New Nation newspaper, via Dave Hill’s excellent London: Mayor and More blog:

    I think if you’ve got equally qualified candidates [for a job] one black and one white, then for me i would want to appoint someone from a community that needs support and encouragement. If I’m lucky enough to be elected, you’ll see that in my administration.

    I wonder what the buffoon commonly known as Rod Liddle, who writes for the Spectator, will have to say about this. Boris John is actually apologising for his “watermelon smiles” comments of the past, so credit to him on that at least. He says:

    “It’s take me a while to realise that people were as upset as they were. Because I wrote those words in a way that was intended to be satirical, it’s taken a mental journey to understand that actually there was offence given, and it does matter. But I do understand that now and I’m sorry.”

    Maybe Johnson’s supporters will finally acknowledge that what he said was actually offensive, given Boris himself admits it.

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    1. Sid — on 26th March, 2008 at 6:53 pm  

      Why is this idiot forever apologising? Don’t tell:
      It’s Political Correctness GONE MAD!?!!

    2. El Cid — on 26th March, 2008 at 7:32 pm  

      I’m not a politician seeking election. So no, I still don’t think it was offensive. It was obviously satirical and only a race careerist would seek to make a meal out of it.
      Game, set and match.

      I don’t have a problem with some affirmative action.

    3. Leon — on 26th March, 2008 at 7:38 pm  

      I don’t know what took him so long tbh; he could have said this months ago and made better headlines out of it…

    4. billericaydicky — on 27th March, 2008 at 9:46 am  

      I definately have a problem with affirmative action and not just because I,m a white man. Lets call it what it is anti white discrimination dreamt up by black racists and financed and promoted by self hating whites who feel they have to continually apologise for slavery, the colour of their skins, poverty in Africa etc etc.

      In America it has been a complete disaster with a Democratic Party that cannot ever be elected again on white working class votes. Its introduction in the sixties reinvigorated a moribund far right and it will do the same here. It resulted in quotas and good white candidates for jobs being sidetracked by less talented non whites.

      Boris doesn’t mean it anyway and it is illegal. Try mentioning it to your average white voter out in Essex where I live and you could get yourself lynched. My mother’s local MP and GLA member are a good example of why it is a disaster. Dianne Abbot is only concerned with black issues and Jennette Arnold is so thick that she has got a Transport for London enquiry going into why more black children are knocked down in Hackney than any other group. She hasn’t quite worked it out that it could be something to do with a large propertion of black pupils in the schools. You couldn’t make it up.

      Another example was Oona King in Bethnal Green and Bow. All she ever talked about was how her black father was a draft dodger from America in the sixties. She turned up to a luncheon club in Stepney which was under threat of closure and started talking about her black and Jewish heritage, she was booed out. What the pensioners wanted to know about was the closure of the centre.

      PC gone mad? It is mad!

    5. Muhamad [peace be upon me] — on 27th March, 2008 at 7:59 pm  

      goddam dopefiend.

    6. bananabrain — on 31st March, 2008 at 10:48 am  

      perhaps boris is showing us that politicians can in fact apologise when they screw up once in a while, in marked difference to that cheeky chappie, sorry, loathsome little scrote livingstone, who takes care only ever to offend groups that won’t vote for him anyway and thereby bolster his support from other groups that love it when he sticks it to them.



    7. Leon — on 31st March, 2008 at 11:08 am  

      Boris has so many mishaps and gaffes I reckon it’s time for Iain Dale to do ‘The Big Book Of Bojo Apologies’…

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