Calls for the Next Met chief to Be from a Minority Background

Ted Jeory, Express (London), January 12, 2014

Scotland Yard has a “diversity crisis” and should be forced to consider appointing a black or Muslim officer as its next commissioner, an influential MP urged last night.

Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, said trust in the country’s biggest force was being eroded and it was time for “dramatic” solutions.

He said a form of positive ­discrimination was needed to ensure at least one candidate on the next shortlist to run the Yard was from an ethnic minority background.

Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz

The country’s highest ranking ethnic minority officer is the Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan, meaning a black woman could soon become ­Britain’s top police officer.

The Met’s Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is under the most intense pressure since he took the job in 2011, causing many to wonder how long he can remain in the post.

Rumours circulating in Westminster yesterday that he had tendered his resignation to Home Secretary Theresa May were denied but he is still fighting fires on a number of fronts.

These include the Plebgate affair, corruption at Scotland Yard and questions over his own role as a former South Yorkshire officer in the aftermath of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Sir Bernard said last week that the Met needed to create and retain a workforce that reflected London’s diverse population. Police insiders say he has made the task one of his main priorities and knows the Met is “too white”.

The force is running a huge ­“London is You” recruitment drive with a target to hire some 5,000 new officers by 2015, of whom up to 30 per cent should be non-white.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    You white people of England remind me of H.G. Wells’s Eloi from The Time Machine.
    Note what color he is wearing as he impotently watches a Morlock carry off one of the Eloi girls.
    Vaz’s parents are from India by the way.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Very very very good analogy.

    • saxonsun

      I’ve had the same thought. And notice how the Morlocks look black?

    • David Ashton

      What is it with you? Anyone would think you have solved your race problems and immigration in the USA, where at least you have free speech and the right to bear arms.

  • Truthseeker

    Positions like these are too important not to be based on qualifications. Making the institutions into diversity museums violates their purpose.

    • sbuffalonative

      These positions are too important not to be based on racial identity politics. The MESSAGE is more important than outcome. So say the New Order.

  • DonReynolds

    THIS is from the same people who would become hysterical if anyone else used skin color as the basis for employment. Somehow, it is not racist if you pick the right race.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Only in white countries do minority groups demand leadership roles because only whites capitulate to such in-your-face audacity.

  • MekongDelta69

    It should be labeled a, “London Used To Be You” recruitment drive.

  • Jesse James

    I am sure the English people are feeling safer already. I have an idea for Sir Bernard, instead of wrecking his police force by increasing diversity to match the out of control diversity of London’s current population, how about ending immigration and deporting the non-whites form London until it again matches the 100% white native population. If you truly valued diversity you would do everything you could to save your native population, they are an endangered ethnicity.

  • Spartacus

    “…meaning a black woman could soon become ­Britain’s top police officer.”

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    That would be great ! The more dark-skins an institution has, the less effective it will be, and that’s good for the real patriots of Britain .

    • Jesse James

      Got to disagree Spartacus, stupid energetic hate filled people can do a lot of damage to decent folk.

      • Spartacus

        If the decent folk aren’t doing anything about it, then they deserve it.

  • I agree. Since the English are a minority in London, the next Chief of Police should be an English man or woman.

    • David Ashton

      Now there’s a point. But perhaps she should be a differently abled transgender and that would put her back in the statistical minority quota.

  • Extropico

    First comes the ethnic cleansing of the city streets and then comes the ethnic cleansing of the city’s government and infrastructure.

  • bigone4u

    This story illustrates one of the problems with the cult of diversity–the open denigration of merit by the Other who DEMANDS what has not been earned. Telling them to “eff off” in no uncertain terms is the only proper response.

  • dd121

    More racism against whites called for by liberals without a trace of irony. A curse on him and his family for the next seven generations.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    I long for the day when whites oust the usurpers and reclaim their homelands. The insanity has gone too far. I want off this ride.

    • David Ashton

      A very moving photo, though we would keep some modern cars.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    This is slightly off topic, but I am very disgusted with the obsession and fascination that white British people have with blacks. In the United States, it is bad enough, but it makes more sense here than in any other Western country. In Britain, it makes no sense whatsoever. Blacks historically have no place in Britain whatsoever, yet modern day British media and pop culture seems to portray the nation as being 50% black. There is a fixation on mulatto females inparticular. They seem to be the centerpiece of British cinema and media now. Just watch any British sitcom, comedy, or the 2012 London Opening Ceremony to the Olympics, and you will see what I mean.

    • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

      And all attention being given to Idris Elba and C Elijofor Brit Black actors.

      • saxonsun

        There’s a push to make Elba the next James Bond. Will anyone have the guts to say “no?”

      • David Ashton

        How many times has Morgan Freeman or some lookalike been “Mr President” in US films?

        • kjh64

          Plenty of times, but as Courtney said, it’s a little more understandable since the US has always had a larger Black populace since its’ beginning. The UK on the other hand, has had either no Blacks or very few in its’ history. Even today, their numbers are much smaller than the US. Even here in the US with our much larger Black numbers, this obsession is still crazy and its’ getting worse everyday.

          • David Ashton

            Unlike Mr Cooper and a few others I have no desire to throw stones aimed at UK whites back at US whites. However, a few observations need to be made. (1) There was no tradition of segregation in Britain and very little need for explicit anti-miscegenation propaganda, crossinge between whites and blacks being a rarity in the Empire and frowned on in the homeland until a relatively sudden change of mood, and then practice, during the 1970s and onwards. The Seretse Khama marriage caused quite a stink among blacks and whites in the late 1940s. (2) British writers in the 1960s wrote against miscegenation, and also alien immigration on a scale that airbrushed from media memory, the Sereste Khama. (3) The Black Power movement in the USA (though not primarily itself miscegenist) influenced UK “anti-racist” movements, as also the “anti-apartheid struggle”, the phrase “institutional racism” being arbitrarily transferred across the Atlantic to a different situation. (4) Whereas some good research into race differences and cross was underway during the 1960s, it was aborted here during the 1970s, with for example Baker’s book being replaced by Montagu’s miscegenist classic. (5) The propaganda for crossing, movies and eventually the American-dominated entertainment media, including dance-music and videos, subsequently provided a climate of miscegenism, alongside the social intimacy of blacks and whites in city neighbourhoods.
            (6) Since outspoken opposition to miscegenation is as unacceptable as the reverse was once unacceptabe, and borders on the illegal, “opponents” have moved with their children away from the inner cities. (7) TV programmes, from quiz and dating shows to soaps and “historical” dramas, not only normalise blackxwhite crossing but highlight the phenomenon disproportionately, as is also the case with homosexual coupling – clear evidence of a minority aiming to influence the “prejudiced” silenced majority.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            I think you are still misunderstanding. This isn’t a debate about which country is more brainwashed between Britain and the USA. Nor is it an argument over who did this and that first.

            My main point, as someone else reiterated above, was that it is a lot more shocking and disturbing for Britain to be obsessed with blacks than it is for the US to be that way. The British people posting on here should be taking my original comment as a compliment actually.

          • David Ashton

            Apologies if I misunderstood. I rarely comment nowadays on AmRen, but make an exception when for example whites in the US have a go at whites in the UK without fully understanding what happened here between the time that the Royal Commission on Population advised against the immigration of people of “different race or religion” and the years when Tony Blair’s government surreptitiously imported over 2 million to rub our noses in “multi-culturalism”, and the less said about this millionaire creature and his past and his patrons the better.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            I welcome British commenters with open arms on here. As you rightly guessed below, I mostly have British ancestory.

    • David Ashton

      The British population has little control over the entertainment media with its black “entertainers” and tarts from the USA.

  • DaveMed

    Liberals are so much more obsessed with race than conservatives. (In a far more juvenile way, of course.)

    That’s what drove me toward WN in the first place.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      Liberals really are more obsessed with race. They will be the first to tell you that race doesn’t matter and it’s a social construct; but then they’ll view everything through a racial lens, demand racial quotas, and always side with minorities. Odd positions for people who tell us race doesn’t exist.

  • OhWow

    What the hell has happened to Europe? They will pay a catastrophic price for their obsession with PC culture and diversity. Tourism will stagnate if not totally end after suicide muslim bombers declare jihad, IED’s everywhere, and the days of picturing Englishmen as classy, intellectual old white guys wearing top hats and drinking tea will be replaced with some guy with a turban strapping dynamite to his chest.

    • saxonsun

      Europe was always thought of as the repository of culture–not anymore.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    Same as US where Police Chief positions now seem to be reserved for blacks and whites only appointed when a black cannot be found to take the job. See article on current Detroit Police Chief who was formerly PC in Portland ME.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “up to 30 per cent should be non-white.”

    Why? They toss out these quotas and expect, ney, demand that we accept the quotas without questioning. But why should a police force in a nation that was nearly 100% white just a half century ago now be at least 30% non-white? And why should whites not be concerned about this drastic shift? I know that they’ll say race doesn’t matter, but by demanding 30% non-whites they’re telling us that race matters big time.

    • wildfirexx

      Simply, because they have been brainwashed by the…You know Who!

  • wildfirexx

    I wonder now, if the Bobbies in Britain can wear turbans and carry their ceremonial sword , just like the Mounties in Canada can. Isn’t diversity wonderful!

    • David Ashton

      Yes, Canada too. This is an international conspiracy.

  • Over half of London is now not “white British”. This is particularly the case in the schools, where it can be up to 70% and over non-white in certain London boroughs. The police, however, are still overwhelmingly white and criminals in many particular kinds of common crimes are, well, overwhelmingly non-white.

    What this means is that, to liberals, you have a white elite ruling over a black and ethnic mass, which will only get “worse” in the future due to those aforementioned demographics.

    In effect, it is a sort of colonial rule over parts of our own country. This probably drives the liberals to distraction as well as grating on them that for their “equality” world view, the make up of all jobs and institutions has to be “representative” of the demographic.

    (So, if 5% of the population were albino pygmies, 5% of the police, ambulance, teaching profession, etc must also be 5% albino pygmies).

    Of course it is nonsense. Of course, to point out that a white football manager should still be an inspiration to black youths involved in football is ridiculed, for liberalism and blacks are racist and tend to believe that the position has to be ‘one of their own’ to be an inspiration to them.

    I remember reports showing that black and ‘minority’ ethnic groups were statistically more likely to be found as corrupt and incompetent. I cannot wait until we have our first “roma” officers policing the “roma” ‘pickpocket community’. I am sure it will all be done to a highly professional and unbiased standard……

    For that is the other reason for an endless demand for more ethnics in the police, especially London – the fact that there are so many foreign gangs, foreign tongues, foreign customs and religions, not to mention racial suspicion and hatred against whites – that they argue they need people who can “blend in” and “converse” with foreign tongues, faiths and cultures in order to be effective.

    What a blessing diversity has been…… wherever would we be without these “challenges”.

  • LeGrandDerangement

    “He said a form of positive discrimination was needed..” HAHAHA.

  • David Ashton

    Unfortunately you could be right. The latest statistics would be welcome.
    I would say that resistance to miscegenation weakened and snapped in the mid-1970s, partly as a result of propaganda (including movies from the USA and anti-racist protests) and the first stages of legislation against racial speech. If I get time, I shall try to explain how it has been contrived in a book I am writing on the fate of England.

  • David Ashton

    This is the deliberate result of the agenda-networking through western institutions of the post-WW2 Marcusean “egalitarian revolution” and “no tolerance for the right” based on “blacks, single ‘wimmin’, immigrants legal or illegal, sexual minorities and revolting students”. No secret was made of it, but the “authorities” proved a soft target.

  • David Ashton

    Actually Powell was a Johnny-Come-Lately. The beginnings of the “Windrush Revolution” was opposd by others, who faced attack in the media along the lines of “the only difference between them and us is the colour of their skin”.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    “Mr.” ?

  • Brian

    Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, said trust in
    the country’s biggest force was being eroded and it was time for
    “dramatic” solutions.
    ===
    Oh, it’s been time for ‘dramatic solutions’ for some time now. Be careful what you ask for, Vaz.

    • David Ashton

      A much bigger, cleverer and oilier sl*m* b*ll in Britain is the peregrinating Professor now Baron Bhikhu Parekh who wants our national homeland to be redefined as a “community” of equal “ethnic communities”. In my hearing he once silkily said: “We must sugar the pill if we want the Englishman to swallow it.”

      • Brian

        Sounds like he wants to euthanize a dog. The American version of this pill seems pretty unsugared to me thus far.

        • David Ashton

          Not quite sure what you mean by “a dog”. One of these days our superior critics may find that the English bulldog bite is a lot sharper than its growl.

          • Brian

            I don’t mean that as an insult to Englishmen. Quite the contrary. I mean that this curry-eater sounds very smug and sure of himself, like he’s the master talking about putting down an animal he no longer has use for. In fact, he is the one the English have no use for. Nothing would please me more than for him to feel the bulldog’s bite.

          • David Ashton

            Look him up on Wikipedia, Bhikhu Parekh, and see how he has slithered up what Disraeli called the “greasy pole”. Some of our adversaries are fairly reasonable people, but he is an especially oleaginous and conceited specimen.

  • Iron Helm

    Any proof of that? My inkling is that all of Europe has similar rates, all much higher than the US. In my experience though, the Irish are the biggest misceganators and the Poles second.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    With the name Courtney, and a picture of a Southern Belle? Hmmm, that is definitely the first time that happened to me. But, apology accepted.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    People are reading into my comment way too much and taking it far more personally than I ever intended. Maybe I should have worded things differently, but when I spoke above about the “British people” I was speaking in the sense of how the nation is run as well as how it portrays itself through media. It isn’t fair that we, within our respective countries have to be depicted by how our government and leadership does things, but that is simply part of life and how the world works. Sorry. I thought that that would have been obvious when I wrote my post above. I don’t understand why so many people are taking it personally.

    • David Ashton

      Let’s bury the little silver hatchets, and as our enemies say, “let’s move on”. By the way, a lot of people in Alabama are of English descent, aren’t they?

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        Yes we are David! And I am proud of it. But again, it wasn’t my intent to bash the British.

        • David Ashton

          Thank you. Blood is thicker than water.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            Maybe that is why I am so upset when Britain shows any hint of messing with diversity. I admire Britain too much. They are my favorite people in Europe, and the history of America owes so much to that nation.