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Friday, 6 April 2018

Sadiq Khan on the back foot, Tower Hamlets on Lockdown

London mayor Sadiq Khan was completely absent from the TV and radio studios yesterday, and it wasn't because he was visiting crime scenes or consoling bereaved relatives. It emerged he was hiding in his City Hall office. At the moment when London needed resolute leadership, the little man had locked himself away from view.

It would be foolish to suggest the Mayor is responsible for a dramatic spike in violent crime that has seen London's murder rate exceed that of New York for the first time. But for a mayor who spends the bulk of his time and effort self-publicising, with a thumb in every issue from global warming to meetings with the EU's Brexit team, his lack of engagement with the death and bloodshed on his own streets makes him look silly and trivial.

Back in November he made what looked like a state visit to India and Pakistan, a tour that involved several changes of local native costume each day, with internet bandwidth straining to convey the tsunami of publicity pictures sent back to London. It was all intended to sell Khan to every south asian community in London, and all at the taxpayer's expense. However, Khan's vanity, his overweening narcissism, his ambition and his high opinion of himself aren't helping him; though his ratings in London appear high, I suspect this is artificial, and that his true support is a thin shell. People expect officer-like responsible behaviour from their leaders, not craven excuses and hiding from view.

It is encouraging that despite the mayor, rather than because of him, the London Assembly has taken full charge of arrangements for the May 3rd elections in Tower Hamlets. Following the crook Lutfer Rahman's defenestration as London's most corrupt mayor and the borough being run from Whitehall under emergency measures, the GLA is determined not to allow any repeat. The transcript of the March meeting of the Police and Crime committee is here - detailing measures that include
  •  A ban on the use of any language other than English in polling stations
  •  Police guarding every single polling station
  •  Staff & Police with body-worn cameras to record breaches of the RPA
  •  Taped 'no go' areas marked outside stations to exclude Muslim intimidators from getting too close to voters
  • Training in election law / RPA for all 620 Tower Hamlets officers
  • A specialist election law squad to tackle VIP and high profile Muslim intimidators (imams etc)
  • All police leave cancelled for May 3rd
  • Electoral Commission have carried out special checks on the Electoral Register
  • IVR making good progress, all HMOs scrutinised
It's all generally good stuff - they're clearly determined to run a British rather than a third-world election this year in Tower Hamlets, even if they don't hit the right note all the time:
Chief Superintendent Sue Williams QPM I have also invested in my Faith Officer, who in the last election, the general election, went around to all the different faith establishments and talked about spiritual influencing, talked about electoral fraud, and was able to give people a little bit more information about what is right and what is wrong, because a lot of the general public do not understand. What we have said is we would be happy to repeat that process with the Faith Officer leading up to the mayoral election as well.
So, a useless mayor on the back foot and being exposed for what he is, and Tower Hamlets being recovered for democracy with a strong pushback against Bangladeshi electoral fraud and intimidation. Reasons to be cheerful.

Praying for a second term? Khan affected a variety of native costumes on his tour


jack ketch said...

give people a little bit more information about what is right and what is wrong, because a lot of the general public do not understand.

and after that nice,polite and respectful Faith Officer had had his tea and biscuits the Imam went back to planning weddings for 12 year olds and telling his congregation how Allah insist they vote because according to the ROP that IS the RIGHT thing.

DeeDee99 said...

For once I agree with Jack Ketch.

A BRITISH election would not require a Faith Officer to explain to the community how democracy and a democratic election is supposed to work. And there would be no need to tell them that a faith-based, block-vote is not appropriate.

We've imported a corrupt community from the 3rd world and allowed them to live in accordance with their own culture. It doesn't matter what the politically-correct British authorities say now, we will have 3rd-world standard elections in parts of the country for decades to come; maybe permanently.

jack ketch said...

For once I agree with Jack Ketch.

Don't worry it will pass :P (actually if you hadn't noticed already I agree with the majority of people here on most things,most of the time, except...except the B-word).

Dadad said...

I would guess that 100% of the London murderers/murdered, are black.

rapscallion said...


Yeah, well, your are quite rightly pointing out the bleedin' obvious.
Clearly one is not allowed to publicly declare such a sentiment as that no doubt would be classed as "waythist"

Free speech anyone?

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Some small reassurance to be had from Raedwald's report - after private individuals had to spend their own time and money challenging Lufthur Rahman's antics.

Rahman hasn't exactly been contrite as I understand it about what he got up to - if his goons get up to their customary antics only some actual prosecutions and stiff fines will dissuade them from applying traditional methods to the political process. With Alison Saunders still at CPS - a strict application of the law seems quite a remote possibility.

Khan should be under the microscope for the Tower Hamlets elections.

right-writes said...

The role of "the mayor" is an imposition from the EU, there is one for every EU administrative area. The purpose of the mayor is to make a lot of noise and ballyhoo, while the serious business of taking over to control and ensure that every aspect of a formerly free people's day to day existence is undertaken by unelected officers.

In London, where we had removed this role, held by Ken Livingstone seemingly interminably through the 70's and 80's, as leader of the GLC, we were just beginning to recover, though the manner in which the dissolution took place was unnecessarily expensive. There was no need to pass everything back to the individual boroughs, with a place as big as London there are reasons for those boroughs to legislatively co-operate with each other.

Gerard Batten had the right idea when the London Assembly was formed along with the EU imposition of effin' Ken Livingstone again, after we thought we had got rid of the anti-semitic git. He proposed that a London wide assembly of borough councillors would meet every couple of somethings (weeks, months...) to discuss London wide issues, meanwhile the boroughs would compete against each other in some chosen manner... be it lowest taxes, lowest crime rates, best shopping, best education services... or all of those things… whatever.

So anyway, Sadiq Khan is no different to Boris Johnson, or Ken Livingstone, a massive ego, but when you scratch the surface there is nothing there.

And we have to pay for this, with constant attacks on various minorities, constant swaggering about, and one vanity project after another. None of which is cheap either, when "dear dear" Ken became mayor, the price was 90 pence per household for the year, during the last 17 years it has risen to nearly £400!

Meanwhile the rapid importation of foreigners continues apace and we feel more and more detached from our home towns, in a deliberately formulated EU policy designed to destroy democracy once and for all. Every socialist imposed service that we have come to grudgingly accept during the last hundred years is under significant pressure and the quality has plunged, but the price keeps rising. Something has to be done about those pesky voters, imagine their uppity cheek to vote to get rid of us!

Sadiq Khan is the son of a Tootin' bus driver and 471/2 years old...

Mr Ecks said...

All migrants to this nation need to have to wait 100 years to become citizens. That includes their children etc. After 100 years they will be assessed and if they have assimilated and been good folks they are in. If not then out 100 years or no.

The measure needs to be backdated to 1997 to remove the several million voters ZaNu has brought in since then.

That --plus the end of postal votes--will sink ZaNu and turn London back from being a Labour swamp.

Anonymous said...

All well and good to be seen to be doing the right thing Radders and as per usual the postal ballot will be absolutely the key election factor in that former part of London, referred to these days as "Tower Hamlets" (Isle of Dogs/Poplar)

As an aside, the post modern generation where critical thought and individuality is crushed at skool, imbued to love 'diversity and multiculti' - what a joke it isn't. But the city slickers, what are their real thoughts? I've often wondered about the city whizzkidz who (live?) and work in the Canary wharf complex, what they actually think of their 'fellow Londoners' down that doubt are, shit scared when a Friday comes around and more, especially on a hot summers afternoon, when the gander is up, the drugs are beign, they've been wound up by a Medina trained fundo and during the fast when it comes around.


It's the postal ballot, that's what the fekkers our political claque and the Brit hating administration/quangocracy..... (UK election gerrymandering Kommissariat) need to BIN and the chances of that happy circumstance (binning hte postal vote) are the equivalent of fkcu all or, a UKIP council candidate winning a seat in said ward of 'Tower Hamlets'.

yeah, you know it, innit?

Meanwhile in NYC, beat coppers are seen, regularly out, night sticks, armed, in twos patrolling the streets, where the police have 'an office' just around every block and lo, the murder rates and crime statistics are way down - I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Northern Ireland also have faith-based block voting ?

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...


there seems to be some competing narratives doing the Tower Hamlets rounds....

Breitbart seem to be saying that corruption investigations are underway - rather than "preventative measures ...

or are both true?

Raedwald said...

I didn't quote it because it was fairly insignificant; here's what was said

"Detective Superintendent Stuart Ryan (Special Enquiry Team, MPS): About 18 allegations so far this year, and it does feed into, to a certain extent, the code of conduct that was discussed earlier. So far, of those 18, 15 are comments made between councillors or candidates in mostly false representation, but reality is, looking through those crimes, which is my role, on how many of those will actually lead to any convictions in the end, only two of those have gone up to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) at the moment for early investigation advice."

Breitbart are quoting the Evening Standard which apparently claims a higher figure - but I can find no such figure in this March report. However, there may have been new allegations following nominations (e,g, candidates using false addresses and suchlike) which happened after the March meeting.

Anonymous said...

Dadad guessed that 100% of the victims are black. The BBC has a cart of faces here:

Under the London Live column.

Not all black but mostly so.

Don Cox

jack ketch said...

Not all black but mostly so.

So many good old cockney names on that list like 'Odunuyi' and 'hassan' ,I wouldn't 'ave H'adam n eve'd it, gov.

Raedwald said...

A human life is a human life - guilty or innocent, black or white

No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee...

Poisonedchalice said...

Khan is no Rudi Giuliano is he? No he isn't is the answer to that question. Have a look at this car-smash interview posted on Guido; it will make any reasonable person cringe! -

Anonymous said...

Is Islam compatible with democracy?

Islamic law is absolutely incompatible with true democracy. It is a theocratic system with Allah alone at its head. Allah's law is interpreted by a ruling body of clerics. There is no room for a secular political system in which all people are treated as equals.

Quran (33:36) - "It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision."

Qurann (5:44) - "Whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed is among the disbelievers."

A government run by "true" Muslims is a theocracy. Anything less, including democracy or secularism, is a sign of apostasy. This is why terrorists feel justified in their fight for an Islamic state.

Quran (9:3) - "...Allah and his messenger are free from obligation to the unbelievers..."

Muhammad used the above "revelation" to dissolve a standing treaty and chase non-Muslims from their homes if they wouldn't accept Islam. This practice would be incompatible with democratic rule, in which everyone is considered equal.


Sahih Muslim (19:4294) - "When you meet your enemies who are polytheists [Christians...], invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them ... If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them"

Non-Muslims are intended to be subordinate to Muslims so wake the fuck up as we're entering the middle phase (Muslim domination) in England.


anon 2 said...

Nice bit of Donne* there (6 April;12:52), Radders (as Ernest Hemingway reminded us all).

John Donne (1572-1631). English, Metaphysical poet, Christian, once Dean of St. Pauls.

Ravenscar. said...

Just pausing, reflecting on the words of the good John Donne, aye we're all sinners but some tansgressions are relative by comparison - aren't they and then, maybe, we are all marked the same.

I remember not well but the significance, my father saying something to the effect of, 'when man abases himself he knowingly or not, then degrades all of humanity'.

As a kid, I pondered on that and thought that if mankinde is ever to be nearer to God, he'll somehow have to step hard and soon on the brakes quite quickly, to cease the plumment into hell. Because (shit the bed and fucking hell on stilts) and at 3x10⁸ m/s we are all hurtling, going down into the pit very, very rapidly.

Ironically, it is as if the velocity slows down as two objects close, I stand and watch this seemingly slo'mo' car crash and think that, 'our' representatives do deliver us into the pit, as sure as the Arabs sold the African natives to the European slavers if a tad in juxtaposition, is history repeating itself?

Raedwald said...

Ravenscar - I really believe in my heart that we are facing the greatest of tests, but that we can overcome and emerge into the light, in yet another evolution for our nation and our people.

My father was a professional soldier, a bookish man who loved his garden but who for twenty-five years from Normandy to Palestine, Korea and Cyprus, fought for his country. He was alive and whole, but the cost of both the deaths he caused and those of his comrades that he witnessed diminished him just as Donne said. I have never forgiven those who caused this fine, noble man to be so diminished, to weep quietly when no one saw and with such pain. There will always be those whose actions force us to take their lives and they are doubly culpable - culpable for their crime, and culpable for the pain they cause us in having to assume God's prorogative. A pain that lasts a lifetime.

The one thing for which I am most grateful, for which I thank God, is that I have never had to take another human life. Me and my whole generation. Our fathers scarred their souls and looked into the darkness for us and God help us we owe them.

Dave_G said...

Radders - the touch of war may have skipped a generation (but if you take into account the various 'conflicts' even that can be disputed) but your (our) generation isn't over yet and I fear we may yet see our own kids (or grandchildren) having to fight, once again, but this time for all the wrong reasons.

The politics of money has overtaken the politics of responsibility.

The bankers have won - yet again.

jack ketch said...

Me and my whole generation

600 odd Argentine soldiers might disagree.

to weep quietly when no one saw and with such pain

Something I noticed working with former elite soldiers of my generation-ish, their own personal private Hell-that worm that kept them awake at night, the inextinguishable fire of Gehenna that caused them to get drunk most nights to blot out the screams had actually driven them mad (usually in a somewhat endearing fashion especially the legionaries ). Yet the WW2/pre-Vietnam conflict vets like your dad stayed sane, by and large, and grieved as you say. No idea why there should be that difference. It has always puzzled me.

Ravenscar. said...

Noted R.

Good men, at times must do bad deeds.

Your Dad, they survived because they were very hard men, though not always so hard, the psyche runs deep, it never lets go and occasionally it gives you a reminder of times past and friends gone, comrades and men who you probably owed your life to. Suddenly it is all back and then forced to reimagine, forced again into that nightmare, you might beg, "why him and not me"?

Da was just too young, his mate was in the Paras, dropped into Arnhem, one of the nicest blokes on the planet and by God "he'd seen and done some stuff", as my father once related to me.

I never asked anything more about the man, I didn't need to, I knew him for what he was; charming, elegant, a gentle soul, not quick to anger and suave, cool as cucumber in that very British way and cool, he was so cool and his house was 'our' house, I kid you not.

What nightmares he had, I never found out, he had a wonderful wife and that lady, was his rock.

When asked the question, what will I say and moreover - do?

Because, I think that time might be forthcoming and soon.

Fare thee well friend.

anon 2 said...

Ravenscar @01:35: I look forward to your posts here, as I did a few years ago on euref. I hope and pray you may continue . . .

Anonymous said...

Apropos my previous comment this addition is for the hard of learning:

Belgian Islamic Party Announces ‘100 Per Cent Islamic State’ as End Goal

There are at least two affiliates in the West Midlands of England.


Budgie said...

"No man is an island, entire of it self" . . . "never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee".

Oh dear; oh dear. Not coming from a poetic family I did not hear this until I was 20. I disagreed profoundly with it then; and still do 40 odd years later. We are precisely islands: it is our curse, and our gift.

I have no reverence for Donne's words whatsoever . . . he has produced proto-socialist, anti-Christian gabble. And we're all meant to go - ahhh how wise - without really thinking about what we experience every single day.

rapscallion said...

Radders "Me and my whole generation. Our fathers scarred their souls and looked into the darkness for us and God help us we owe them."

True, up to a point. My Father, like yours was a career soldier, even if he was a medic. He went through the entire Second World War and bore the scars, both physical (shrapnel scars and only half a stomach) and worse, the mental scars. Eventually he drank himself to death. I do not blame him. On the very few occasions when he did talk about it, he said something that I never forgot. He said that "war is terrifying, you are petrified, and anybody who doesn't soil themselves is lying, I hope you never have to go through that"

Regrettably I did have to, as I had joined the RN in 1974. I won't go into details, but the possibility of being blown to pieces in the next second is not easy to live with. Yes, it does diminish you. Our generation has fought in wars since 1945 - Borneo, Falklands, Gulf War (2 and 3), and Afghanistan to name but a few.

To answer Jack Ketch as to why the difference between Pre-Vietnam and post Vietnam is I think down to the nature of warfare now. It is much more intense with fewer respites between action, it generally more of a guerilla action than anything else. It is also more "remote" in the sense that we find ever more ways of killing people from a distance and that accuracy is now truly incredible. Military GPS can lock down your position give take 3 feet!

jack ketch said...


There may be something in what you say. For my part I always wondered if the difference was due to the degree of dehumanisation required of 'elite' soldiers as opposed to 'normal' soldiers. Put very simplistically,'normal' soldiers are trained to be robots,elite soldiers are sociopaths and killers. To watch as the air strike you called in on a wedding party takes out every civilian in the house, to watch kids being blown apart all to take out one terrorist leader takes a lot of dehumanisation. To kill that shepherd boy with your bare hands so he can't run back to the village and give you away. Thing is, they aren't actually dehumanised,rather their humanity, their empathy for their fellow men,is suppressed and suppressing basic instincts (like protecting children) to that degree always has a mental payback.

I'm probably wrong but that is impression I got talking to such men night after night.

Dr Evil said...

Did they forget to abolish postal voting in Tower Hamlets except for the housebound and those travelling?

Anonymous said...

DP111 writes

Staff & Police with body-worn cameras to record breaches of the RPA

I would suggest anti-stab body armour too.

Anonymous said...

Steve : Non-Muslims are intended to be subordinate to Muslims so wake the fuck up as we're entering the middle phase (Muslim domination) in England.

But our PM Teresa May thinks that Muslims are peaceful but for a tiny minority of a few hundred million.

She is backed by Amber Rudd, Cressida Dick at the MET, and Alison Saunders at the DPP.

A veritable phalanx of Churchillian knights.

pen seive said...

"...Theresa May said Muslims are peaceful....". Just ask what .Taqiyya' means. It is OK for Muslims to cheat and lie as long as the principles of Islam are promoted. Throughout the history of that cult, going as far back as Mo the camel stealing, paedophilic, murderer, Muslims have lied to fool those they class as enemies so they can succeed. And they are doing it today. How can you tell when a Muslim is lying? Their lips move.