By Tim Haydon.
Those who believed that the last drop of anti-white, anti-British spite had been wrung out of the Stephen Lawrence affair have been proved wrong. A high priestess is about to be appointed to the cult of St Stephen. His mother is to enter the House of Lords as a Labour Peer.
You have to ask: If this woman has such a low opinion of us, why is she still here? Why didn’t she go back to Jamaica where she came from, as her ex-husband Neville has done? But perhaps her appointment to the Lords is some of the answer. It just shows what you can get with a lifetime of undermining the British and Britain, calling for enquiries into this, that or the other aspect of the case. She and her leftist backers really have got an enormous amount of mileage out of the death of her son and out of us one way or another, haven’t they?
The murder of Stephen Lawrence was undoubtedly a foul crime, notwithstanding persistent rumours that he was engaged in peddling drugs at the time of it. The grotesque Macpherson enquiry though was dedicated to finding the police officers concerned guilty of unprofessional conduct due to ‘racist’ prejudice, because they had an open mind about the motivation for it and did not immediately conclude that Lawrence was killed solely and only because he was black.
If anyone was biased in this affair, it was this appalling judge, Macpherson, who consistently leant over backwards in favour of the Lawrences at the same time as discounting the explanations of the police.
Apart from rather insignificant deviations, he adopted thoughout the Marxist line that only whites exhibit racism (because the Marxist definition of racism is ‘prejudice plus power, and non-whites are said not to have power). He was so concerned to smear the police with the ‘crime’ of racial prejudice that, apparently oblivious to the glaring inconsistency, he actually attacked the concept of ‘colour blind policing’ because, ‘A colour blind approach fails to take account of the special needs of the person or people involved, and of the special features which such crimes and their investigation possess. ’ In other words, in practice, if the police show racial prejudice that is just fine – when it is in favour of blacks.
It does seem that Macpherson came to this enquiry with his mind made up about racial prejudice and proceeded to ignore evidence to the contrary. Evidence such as that provided by DS Davidson that the two suspects the case were also implicated in the stabbings of two white youths, Stacey Benefield and Lee Pearson, and were just as likely to have murdered a white as Stephen :Lawrence.
MacPherson was adamant that if the police did not agree that the Lawrence killing was motivated solely by race hate, they were guilty of unconscious racial prejudice. The ‘1984’ style allegation of ‘unconscious racism’ on the part of the investigating officers led on to the allegation of ‘institutional racism’ on the part of the whole force – a kind of guilt-by-association condemnation normally found in revolting dictatorships – and by implication, white Britain as a whole.
Such was the uncontrolled bias of MacPherson’s enquiry that it actually went so far as to recommend that ‘racist’ remarks in private should be criminalised. Unbelievable, but true.
Having got the ‘verdict’ of ‘institutional racism’ he wanted from the judge he had carefully selected in order to produce it, the Home Secretary at the time of the Macpherson Report, Jack Straw, grabbed with both hands the excuse it provided for him to oppress the British peoples, primarily by extending the Race Relations Act to the whole of the public sector, including the police. Here is what the columnist Simon Heffer had to say about how Straw was instrumental in demoralising the police in the Daily Telegraph:-
‘It was in Mr Straw’s four years as home secretary from 1997 to 2001 that the cancerous attitudes that have benighted our police really set in – and they were led from the Home Office. The police ceased to be a force and became a service. They ceased to be a crime-fighting operation and became instead an instrument for the imposition of political correctness. New Labour came in to power with a set of beliefs about minorities of all sorts, and sought to make the police the enforcers of that creed. The wheels fell off at that point….’
And apart from demoralising the police and oppressing the British people, as a result of this case we have lost one of our most important defences against state tyranny; the legal rule against double jeopardy.
One would never guess, given all the attention to the Lawrence case that the 10% non-white population of Britain commit 80% of the most serious racial crimes involving murder and assault. The true racism in our country is the anti-white racism of leftists who go on and on about the ‘injustice ‘ of the Lawrence case but ignore the many, many injustices suffered by the native British when it comes to ethnic crimes against whites.
Yes ! Mrs Lawrences’s campaign has been a godsend for New Labour – and the Tories who have aided and abetted it – in the cause of oppressing the British people, stripping us of our ancient rights and demoralising and politicising our police. She is indeed an ideal representative for them in our Upper House.