Councillor in Race Row Says Black People and White People Can’t Work Together

Telegraph (London), November 22, 2013

A councillor has caused a race row after saying that two councils set to merge together will not work because one is staffed by black workers and the other white workers.

Cllr Jeffrey Tucker, the leader of the Independent Resident’s Group on Havering Council in east London, said the proposed merger between back office staff from Havering and neighbouring Newham Council was a bad idea.

Cllr Tucker said 95 per cent of workers at Havering Council were white, while 95 per cent of workers at Newham Council were “not white English”.

He said workers at his council would find it “awkward and uncomfortable” to work with black colleagues if the merger goes ahead as part of a cost-saving plan to combine payroll, HR and recruitment offices.

Cllr Tucker said it would be like putting “An African team and an English team together”–saying it was such a bad idea that he was “losing sleep over it”.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting of Havering Council, Cllr Tucker said: “I think it’s a terrible idea–I can’t see the two councils being able to work together.

“We’ve got 95 per cent white English workers in Havering Council and Newham Council is 95 per cent not white English.

“It would be like putting two football teams together–an African team and an English team–and saying: ‘Get on and work together’.”

He added: “The ethnic change will be too quick for us to absorb and get used to. We need a bit more time.

“It’s going to make it very difficult, awkward and uncomfortable for both sides and I think it’s too soon.”

He said Havering Council workers would feel like they were “being pushed in at the deep end” at being forced to work with Newham Council staff, the Romford Recorder reported.

Andrew Boff, the London Assembly’s Conservative group leader, said he was “dumbstruck” by the remarks and said Cllr Tucker should be given some diversity training immediately.

He said: “There’s an inference that people of African origin can’t get on with people who are ethnically white

“That’s deeply offensive (and) I can’t understand why in 2013 this councillor seems to think that an attitude that separates people because of race is OK.

“Havering is getting more diverse, and he needs to buck up his ideas. His comments must be terribly offensive to people in his ward with African heritage.”

Cllr Tucker also said Newham was full of ‘filthy streets’ and ‘unwashed windows’.

He said: “You walk round the streets of Havering and we have clean streets, good shops, good housing stock and a well-run council.

“But Newham’s streets aren’t clean like our streets. Their shops are open all hours with no control.

“Our residents understand we have to take our curtains down and wash our windows, but go around Newham and look at some of their curtains and they’re stuck to the windows.

“You look at the streets and they are filthy. You look at the shops and they aren’t clean like our shops.

“We are putting our well-run council at risk.”

Roger Reid, 43, of Newham, said the councillor should be sacked immediately.

He said: “How can someone who is meant to be in a position of responsibility have such outdated views?

“This man needs more than diversity training, he needs to start looking at how the world has progressed over the past 100 years.

“We are not living in the 19th century, which is where this man belongs.”

Leader of Havering Council Cllr Michael White said he was “absolutely horrified” by Cllr Tucker’s remarks and has reported him to the Standards Board.

He said in a statement: “I can’t believe that a councillor in Havering could make such offensive and wrong-headed statements.

“Havering is home to people of all backgrounds and the staff at the Council reflect the community they serve.

“There will be a great many angry and offended people across Havering today–including the overwhelming majority of white residents who don’t share Councillor Tucker’s disturbing viewpoint.

“I have referred Councillor Tucker to the Standards Board, as I believe his statements bring this council into disrepute.

“I will also be speaking to the Mayor of Newham, to assure him that Councillor Tucker’s views are in no way representative of the staff or elected Members of Havering Council.”

Cllr Tucker, however, said he comments weren’t really offensive, adding: “This isn’t about race at all–I just think Havering isn’t ready for the level of diversity already present in Newham–that’s all.

“Havering has a mass white English staff and residents, this is not the case in Newham Borough and of course it’s going to cause problems.

“I’m not a racist, I have good friends that are black and anyone that knows me knows I’m not like that.

“We have the only black Havering councillor and I represent one of the most racially diverse wards in the Borough.

“As a councillor I try to do my best at all times to represent the views of my residents, and they feel things are being allowed to change too quickly, you have to give people time to get used to different cultures.”

According to 2011 census data, Havering’s population is 83 per cent white British and Newham’s is 17 per cent white British.

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  • Pro_Whitey

    Unfortunately, it looks like another Emma West case. Get a load of what the Tory said should be done. With friends like that, white people don’t need enemies.

  • Puggg

    Because white people do all the work.

    • Spartacus

      ….

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        Sure, make the white one the violent one…

  • Truthseeker

    The delusion of equality strikes again. Despite differences that strongly manifest themselves along racial lines, they can’t bring themselves to believe that people of different races are different. These people are so ideological it’s blinded them to reality.

  • WASP

    “Cllr Tucker said 95 per cent of workers at Havering Council were white, while 95 per cent of workers at Newham Council were “not white English”.” Implying Africans can be English? The English are only one color and that’s WHITE. Also, the more Blacks you have in a work environment, the more problems you have — it’s just a fact.

  • RebelliousTreecko

    “I’m not a racist, I have good friends that are black and anyone that knows me knows I’m not like that.”

    Oh look, it’s that response again.

    • Brian

      He’s probably taking this as far as he can, under the circumstances.

    • authorizedversion .

      I am a racist and I have no friends who are black.

  • bigone4u

    “We are not living in the 19th century, which is where this man belongs.”
    ______________________________________
    Yes, in the 19th century Britain was a respected world power, the center of commerce and civilization. Now, it’s degenerated into a third-world hellhole in places and in a deep slide. I would say that for the good of humanity we ALL would be better off living in the 19th century. Where’s a time machine when you need one?

    • WASP

      Except for modern medicine which has improved the quality of life greatly, I would love to be back in the 19th century.

    • Pelagian

      Yep. “We Conquered You. So don’t try to go back to pre-conquered days.”

    • NorthernWind

      Exactly. When an egalitarian cultural Marxist gives me the “come on man, it’s 2013!” (implying, of course, that we have progressed), I always laugh. It’s so absurd. If the West of 2013 is the result of progress then I want regression asap.

      • Nathanwartooth

        It’s also a logical fallacy. The year has no bearing on what ideas we should implement.

    • newscomments70

      ” Now, it’s degenerated into a third-world hellhole in places and in a deep slide. ” That is spot on. Have a look at some of the documentaries and interviews on the BNP website. It’s shocking. Liberals could not hysterically scream “racism” , it is simpy footage real people suffering. One of the interviews that moved me was about a small English family in Kent. They are the last English family on their street that was taken over by illegal aliens. They are virtual prisoners in their own homes and live under constant noise, harrassment, violence, drugs, vandalism. They are constantly sworn at, called racial slurs, pornographic slurs, everything you can imagine. They caught the neighbors trying to kill their pet. Their son has no childhood. He cannot leave the house, because he will be brutalized by the non-white children….in his own country. Most of the illegals were gypsies. Other areas are inhabited by africans, bangladeshis, and many other groups. This is happening all over Kent, as well as all other English cities. The English have to pay what is called, “the bedroom tax”. They have to pay a weekly tax for every bedroom they have in their flat or house. This is meant to remove the working class and elderly from their homes…to make room for more immigrants. Homes of all types, from beautiful old stately mansions, to tasteful attached houses to two bedroom flats are being converted into council housing. The government is kicking white English out of their homes and turning them into section 8 housing for blacks and muslims. I cannot believe how the UK government is destroying Britian. It is worse than I imagined. There is also a video about Sweden on the BNP website. It was so graphic, horrifying, and enraging, I could not watch it. Nonetheless, please have a look and visit our British friends.

      • bigone4u

        Now I understand the purpose behind the bedroom tax. Thanks for helping us see more clearly what is happening to your once great land.

        • newscomments70

          I’m not from the UK, but thanks for reading. The BNP site is worth a visit for awareness. Our struggle is worldwide.

  • Spartacus

    “I’m not a racist…”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Then you’re fair game, as far as I’m concerned.

  • libertarian1234

    “Councillor in Race Row Says Black People and White People Can’t Work Together”

    Nor can the live, work or do anything together. Integration has been a total failure as has multiculturalism.

    And the best way to prove that is by illustration, using about a thousand real life examples and some basic facts and figures.

    Eventually there will be a separation of the races throughout the West, but it won’t come peacefully. And it won’t be the result of a war started by whites.

    It will be due to out-of-control non-whites who will reach a point of armed violence, which will be responded to by the white population who will decimate their numbers and cause them to flee to ghetto areas in one part of the country which will serve as a ghetto.

  • MBlanc46

    If it were someone from the black council, you can be pretty sure that there’d be a different response.

  • Pelagian

    “He said: ‘There’s an inference that people of African origin can’t get on with people who are ethnically white'”

    No. There’s an inference that people who are ethnically white can’t get on with people who are of African origin. There. Is that better?

  • IstvanIN

    All of Britain should be 99% British. The rest, assorted Europeans.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “That’s deeply offensive (and) I can’t understand why in 2013 this councillor seems to think that an attitude that separates people because of race is OK.

    I hate to tell you this, but it’s not the attitude that separates people, it’s reality.

  • Quote: “Andrew Boff, the London Assembly’s Conservative group leader, said he
    was “dumbstruck” by the remarks and said Cllr Tucker should be given
    some diversity training immediately.” {….} ““Havering is getting more diverse, and he needs to buck up his ideas”.

    Quote: “Roger Reid, 43, of Newham, said the councillor should be sacked immediately…..”

    Quote: “Leader of Havering Council Cllr Michael White said he was “absolutely horrified”…by the offensive and wrong-headed statements….{that were a} disturbing viewpoint”

    Andrew Boff, the London Assembly’s Conservative group leader, said he was “dumbstruck”, that is was “deeply offensive”……

    So, for speaking your mind, based on quite simple reality of the differences between the councils and the areas they cover, the man needs sending to a re-education camp or to be sacked for “disturbing” views.

    Not only that, but to paraphrase – “Havering is getting more diverse, so GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND SUCK IT UP!”

    There is a threatening and quite frightening totalitarianism in this country today.

    • Brian

      I honestly do not understand the transformation in the UK. Here in the US, we (stupidly) brought half a million Africans over as slave labor– they were with us since the beginning 500 years ago. But in the UK that ‘pre-existing condition’ did not exist– this diversity must have been _invited_ in purposely, and recently too. That is the part I just can’t grasp. The speed of the the transformation, from empire to suicide, is so fast.

      • It has been like a snowball rolling down a hill – and it is still gathering pace at a mile wide, ready to devastate all in its path.

        We have had a concerted effort to flood this country at least since 1948, which started as a trickle. The came the influxes of the 60’s and 70’s, which magnified tremendously via “family reunification” (especially Pakistanis) who brought over wives, cousins, brothers, their wives….. in and endless chain of immigration.

        Add to that birthrates at about twice to four times our own, different age groupings making this even more magnified when compared to the older host society.

        Throw in three terms of Labour flinging the doors wide open and even sending out “search parties” in Africa and everywhere they can think of, to encourage them to come.

        Add to that a border force that was purposefully understaffed and made ineffective, laughable court rulings and “human rights” shambles that made the world know they have nothing to lose by “trying it on” here – seeing as they have about 95% chance of staying.

        Throw in the EU, through which we have no control of people from member states arriving here. This has meant, for example, that thousands of “Dutch Somalians” have come here – for “European immigration” is not strictly “European” in nature.

        The icing on the cake is corporatism, or whatever one may want to call it, plus the thousands of welfare, refugee groups, race relations watchdogs, the wider race relations industry that employs thousands of people, the social services (think grooming) who are buoyed with “business” by worsening conditions, cheap labour securement, university selling places to foriegn students who abuse the rules and simply stay…..
        …….and all the rest who make £Billions and £Billions from making everything worse. (Like the Halifax/Bank Of Scotland group who looks to have made £100’s Millions from actually wrecking peoples businesses to sell off to repay loans.

        Destruction is very profitable, and for the Labour party, it was very useful to import a new electorate.

        The British people are left in a complete spin of a thousand issues – and often discover there is nowhere to go, no lever to pull – and often no collective / precise awareness to mount any sort of defence.

        • Brian

          Thank you for the details. What can be done? At least in the US we have firearms as a last ditch defense.

          “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

        • benvad

          Britain freed these colonials, but yet they followed the master back to his house. The suicidal part, is that your elites have let them take over.

          You must at all costs, get rid of them and force women to stay home and have white babies. Have them and Raise them!

  • Kronolog

    Of course it’s possible, that’s why Nigeria, Kenya and Jamaica are still part of the empire! Oh, wait…

  • gemjunior

    This heretic has committed High Treason. He must be racked, then drawn and quartered.

    • Brian

      But those are English punishments. Perhaps they will prefer to ‘necklace’ him.

  • Brian

    “There will be a great many angry and offended people across Havering
    today–including the overwhelming majority of white residents who don’t
    share Councillor Tucker’s disturbing viewpoint.
    ===
    And therein lies the problem.