Friday, February 15, 2008

A word or two on Lee Jasper

When I started writing articles for this blog, I try not to cuss my black people, unless they are in some way harming or responsible for our current situation due to economic, social or lack of leadership qualities. One of these people, close to home, has just had his Dick Turpin masked removed. I waited a few weeks until the outcome from the GLC before releasing this blog.

I met this man about 15 years ago and I never did take to him. I thought him to be one of those fake black man (yes they are still about) who claim to be helping but only help line their own pockets. He chat's like a battyman and has mannerisms to match. Peeps who know me I don't take to dem kinda black man. Like they have something to hide or at times feel superior. a la Ashely Cole. When we met he wanted me to join his organisation based in Peckham at the time. I was just starting out as a younger revolutionary when we spoke and he was impressed by my readings, ideas and how I was a straight up field negro - all that Lee Jasper is not.

He then attempted to make a name for himself in local black matters throughout the nineties and early part of this decade, popping up here and there, doing nothing but promoting the Lee Jasper campaign, pretending to be defusing what ever current situation arose on the streets. He then went further into politics, becoming a spokesperson for the metropolitan police, before finding out he could fiddle in Ken's office undetected. It was while he be became a police spokesperson that alarm bells started really ringing. He appeared and carried himself even more smug than before and that's saying something if you knew him before. The Italian suits and dinners at fancy restaurants were above the station of a man said to be on £26,000 per annum, working for local government.

It's people like him, that make it hard for black people in the UK. He got to a position where he was supposed to help our people, especially the youngsters in gangs. And here he is setting up x amount of organisations in Africa, hustling money out to launder and various other activities associated more with my friends rather than a man holding public office on tax-payer's money. And to make matters worse he was at it again on the TV the other day, chatting about how the re-introduction of the SUS law could be a good thing. Raas we don't need black man like these allegedly helping us. They would take the last pair of brief's we had if they could get a pound at the market.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In order for the Mayor, Ken Livingstone to prove to Londoners that Lee Jasper did not interfer with funding decisions to organisations/buisnesses run by Jasper's close personal friends and associates. Ken Livingstone should answer his critics (as detailed on BBC London, BBC Radio 4, the Telegraph and the Evening Standard) and either confirm or disagree with the following:-

a) Joel O'loughlin (Diversity International)is a long time friend of Lee Jasper and a Board Director of the 1990 Trust

b) Lee Jasper is involved in the day to day management of the 1990 Trust directing its work and operations from City Hall, hence the attack on Trevor Phillips to stop him getting the job as the Chair of the new CEHR.

c)Lee Jasper is a long time friend of Errol Walters

d) Lee Jasper influenced the appointment of Errol Walters as the 'Interim Director' of the Black Londoners Forum despite his lack of qualifications for the post.

e) Two years have passed since the appointment of Errol Walters to the position of 'Interim Director', yet despite City Hall funding no recruitment has been undertaken to fill the post on a permanent basis, giving Errol Walters a free ride.

f)Lee Jasper intervened in the LDA funding of Brixton Base also run by Errol Walters from funding failure to funding success despite there being existing long established organisations in the Black community engaged in work with young people, music and the creative industries whom were better placed to deliver.

g)Lee Jasper is the Company Secretary of the African Caribbean Positive Image Foundation (ACPIF) a business he set up with two others to put on an awards event in order to compete with already established and experienced Black Awards events.

h)ACPIF lost money in its first year of operation and in order to fill this debt. ACPIF acquired a loan from 'Ethnic Mutual' a loan bank funded by the LDA and the DTI to help buisnesses to grow and develop. ACPIF 'falsely' acquired funds from 'Ethnic Mutual' to fill its £18,000 debt and then according to company's house ACPIF in 2007 closed down with Lee Jasper still as its company secretary.

i) Ken Livingstone was critical of Atma Singh, a former mayoral advisor for running a buisness whilst an employee, yet what action is taken of Lee Jasper who too was running a buisness (ACPIF) while being an employee.

Lee Jasper has been accused of breaking the rules not breaking the law, thus why doesn't Ken Livingstone refer the whole matter to the District Auditor to be properly independently investigated. The police have no remit to investigate public officials who break the rules. Is Ken alledging that a crime may have been committed

As yet, no allegations has been put that Lee Jasper committed a crime so why put up the police as a smoke screen.

Finally, given that Lee Jasper is suspended why is he being allowed to give a series of press interviews on his full City Hall salary of £121,000.