London Mayor Appoints Woke Activist Brigade To “Review” Statues For “Diversity”
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed a rogues gallery of woke partisans as a ‘task force’ to review whether statues and other landmarks in the city are ‘diverse enough’.
The selection is chocked full of people who have previously declared their disdain for Britain’s history, prompting warnings that unelected activists with an axe to grind are being placed in charge of erasing history.
Excited to announce brilliant members for London’s new Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm – we will be working hard to ensure London’s history is fully reflected and celebrated. @MayorofLondon https://t.co/AWd2pe8uZU pic.twitter.com/f2pyVRmJGF
— Justine Simons (@justinesimons1) February 9, 2021
The Daily Mail reports that one panel task force member previously suggested that every instance of white supremacy throughout history can be traced back to Britain.
Another member of the task force, officially called the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, previously attempted to confront the Queen and demand an apology for Britain’s ‘historical injustices’.
Delighted to announce the inspiring group of Londoners chosen to form the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm. It’s only right that our city’s statues, street names and landmarks reflect London’s rich and diverse history and represent Londoners from all walks of life.
— Mayor of London (gov.uk/coronavirus) (@MayorofLondon) February 9, 2021
Khan has said that it isn’t the intention of the commission to pull down statues, but merely to ‘raise public understanding’.
And that ‘understanding’ is seemingly that practically every statue, street name, and memorial in London is racist.
One of the members is a man called Toyin Agbetu, who previously vandalised a statue of Robert Geffrye, a former London mayor with links to the slave trade, with red paint in an effort to symbolise the ‘blood on his hands’.
The Commission also includes an art critic by the name of Aindrea Emelife, who previously expressed supported for BLM activists who pulled down a statue of Edward Colston last year.
Also on the Commission is actor Riz Ahmed, who appeared in Star Wars: Rogue One. It isn’t clear why he should be on a commission reviewing landmarks in London, but he did once call Prime Minister Boris Johnson “an out-and-out complete c*nt” who is “overtly racist”… so that’s why apparently.
Another member is Lynette Nabbosa who constantly pens articles about how racist Britain is.
Nabbosa previously wrote that “It was the UK’s racism that birthed slavery and colonialism. We say it is in the past but our schools, colleges, universities, streets, museums etc have never stopped honouring the enforcers of our oppression.”
Happy to share the news that I’m part of @MayorOfLondon‘s Commission For Diversity in the Public Realm!
I’ll be working with 14 other inspiring Londoners to improve diversity in London’s public realm, including statues, street names, memorials and building names.#PublicRealmLDN https://t.co/GUWrIdD1MN pic.twitter.com/PUnRzaUMPf
— Lynette (@_Nabbosa) February 9, 2021
Other members of the commission include the ‘founder of The Queer Bible’, and a person responsible for deciding which statue gets placed on the ‘fourth plinth’ in Trafalgar Square. Previous choices have included a big thumb, a naked pregnant disabled woman, and a big blue cock.
The current statue residing there is a dollop of whipped cream with an assortment of toppings, including a cherry, a fly, and a drone which films passers-by and displays them on an attached screen.
So, you can see where this is likely leading.
Laughably, London City Hall has claimed that the panel was selected through an ‘open recruitment process’
Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Shaun Bailey responded to the announcement with a statement noting that “A commission of fifteen unelected activists should not get to decide which statues to pull down and which streets to rename — which history my children are allowed to see.”
The British public is not impressed:
It should be the public who make decisions on any changes to our towns. Not an “inspiring group of Londoners” who are biased from the word go. This is not acceptable.
— Lucy W (@lemonwhisper) February 9, 2021
Any changes to London should reflect the UK as a whole as London is the capital of England. Any changes to historical monuments / statues etc, needs to be accepted by the country as a whole, not by a few people.@BorisJohnson, London is not just @SadiqKhan‘s toy
— Geordieonline (@geordieonline) February 9, 2021
How much taxpayer money is being wasted on this pointless vanity project?
London is a cess-pit. Black kids are being murdered every day by other black kids.
— BunnyPeculiar#Shielder 3yr232days DONE🥳 🇬🇧🇮🇱 (@BunnyPeculiar) February 9, 2021
And tell me, who elected these tw*ts to erase London and British history? They have less of a mandate than Khan, who should have been out a year ago. How this is allowed to go on in plain sight is, quite frankly, breathtaking. @Councillorsuzie
— Londoners Voice (@LondonersVoice) February 9, 2021
Great. A panel loaded with Leftists and woke intellectuals who’ll strip London of anything vaguely British.
— Pete M (@PeterRMcD) February 9, 2021
let’s rewrite this properly. ‘ group of woke, lefty hand picked from the ‘right’ background to change London’s history to fit today’s brainwashing PC clan. Everything not suitable for this unelected group will go. Bye bye history of London.
— Cholmondley Warner II (@Nigel42) February 9, 2021
Is there a Commission for Stabbing?
That might be a useful thing for a mayor to focus on!
— Stephen Brown (@StephenPRBrown) February 9, 2021
I must have missed voting for you 🤔
— Roberta Grant (@MissLexusGee) February 9, 2021
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