Boris says no to no racism

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Tuesday 17 June 2008 1.45pm
It didn't take long for our new mayor to make his mark.

This year's Rise festival has had the 'say no to racism' theme removed.

I don't know if Boris is racist. I hope not.

Why, then? Was it embarrassingly right-on, a but gauche, a bit politically correct? A bit Ken?
Tuesday 17 June 2008 3.43pm
kmitchell wrote:
I don't know if Boris is racist. I hope not.
I don't know if KMitchell is part of the race industry. I hope not.
Tuesday 17 June 2008 4.07pm
Boris also says 'no' to answering questions about his mayoralty. While the previous mayor held press conferneces every week and would answer questions until the journalists ran out of things to ask, Boris has redeuced these sessions to once a month and to last only 30 minutes.

How's that meant to match his intention of increased tranparency and accountability?
Tuesday 17 June 2008 6.59pm
Johnson has described himself as a "one-man melting pot" - with a combination of Muslims, Jews and Christians comprising his great-grandparentage - it would be a bit odd if he was racist.
Tuesday 17 June 2008 8.03pm
What nonsense is the race industry, please define that term?
Wednesday 18 June 2008 6.27am
making a stand against the pc thought police...about time
Wednesday 18 June 2008 9.40am
boroughpaul wrote:
making a stand against the pc thought police...about time

Eh?! We apparently have an undefined 'industry' and now a police service too. Sounds like we're entering a Richard Littlejohn la-la land. Would we expect to find postcode lotteries in this place too?
Wednesday 18 June 2008 9.44am
Rise has been Europe's biggest anti-racism festival for many years.

They campaigned against Boris.

Boris takes away their reason for existing.

The BNP's Richard Barnbrook applauds Boris.

See that slippery slope? Get on it.

This has nothing to do with political correctness. Anyone who thinks it is wrong or boring or wet-liberal to continue the fight against racism is dangerously complacent about the most divisive issue in our society.
Wednesday 18 June 2008 10.14am
^ Well said.
Wednesday 18 June 2008 5.08pm
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