Tarique Ghaffur - said to have received £300,000 for "being sidelined"
My good friend the committed BNP campaigner Donna Treanor has obtained some interesting information from both the Metropolitan police and also from the Equality and Human Rights commission by means of Freedom of Information requests.
The results can be viewed at the foot of this posting and reveal some illuminating details
The first set of figures show the number of racial discrimination claims logged against the Metropolitan Police over each of the last five financial years and appear to indicate a consistent average of 40 cases a year, primarily brought by Police Officers, but also by Police Staff, Community Support Officers and also a small number by Traffic Wardens
Given the much publicised fact that the total number if ethnic minority officers in the Met only reached 3,000 in 2009, this figure is actually more significant than it first appears particularly in the post Macpherson police force
More significant than the numbers however, are the figures relating to concluded cases which can also be viewed at the bottom of this posting, these show that only a tiny proportion of cases were actually lost by the Metropolitan Police Service, and of those which were, by far the majority were successfully appealed by the MPS.
Of the rest a number were withdrawn, suggesting either a change of heart on the part of the complainant or, more likely, their advisers may have warned them there was scant chance of their claim succeeding.
However, each year a significant number of cases were “settled” to a degree which does not make sense considering that when the MPS fight a case to its conclusion, they stand a statistically good chance of winning.
Settling is, of course, easier, especially when it is only taxpayer’s money which is being shelled out, and who is to know how many complainants have been encouraged in making unfounded claims on the strength of the Met’s penchant for settling out of court rather than fighting as case.
The figures which Donna obtained do not disclose the seniority of those making complaints or the size of the settlements paid out. However, in view of the fact that former assistant commissioner Tarique Ghaffur accepted a settlement of £300,000 ($475,000) after he claimed he had merely been “sidelined” one can assume the settlements may have been quite generous.
All this at the taxpayer’s expense despite evidence based upon the outcomes of those cases which the Met have contested, that a large percentage of these claims are bogus.
The figures relate to just one of the 39 police forces in England, not to mention those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, together with the various other UK law enforcement agencies, however, if these results are reflected in other forces and indeed across the public sector it is clear that vast sums are being paid out, not least in undefended settlements.
It should not be forgotten that compensation and out of court settlements are only a part of the cost of these proceedings. If one adds to that the cost of administering, adjudicating and defending such cases it is starkly obvious that the race discrimination industry is a very costly drain on the public purse, and a very unwelcome one in our current age of austerity.
Being the industrious individual that she is, Donna has also obtained a further set of figures by means of Freedom of Information legislation. These show details of the cases of racial discrimination brought against that insidious government QUANGO the Equality and Human Rights Commission by its own staff.
The outcome of these are rather different than those brought against the Metropolitan police, and suggest to this writer that the EHRC have robustly defended themselves against all such claims and only settled in one case in which they paid out the relatively paltry sum of £2,000, a far cry from Assistant Commissioner Ghaffur’s lottery style winnings.
This is hardly surprising given how embarrassing it would be for an organisation allegedly dedicated to the enforcement of equality to be repeatedly found guilty of discriminating against its staff.
However, notwithstanding the number of cases which have been withdrawn, struck out or won by the EHRC, it is quite remarkable for an organization of its type, set up only four years ago this month that already fourteen members of staff have seen fit to formally raise allegations of racial discrimination against it.
It is debatable as to whether this says more about the organisation or the nature of those it employs.
Once again these cases have been administered, Judged and defended at taxpayers expense, and you can be sure that “Human Rights” lawyers do not come cheap.
As I have pointed out many times on this blog, we are constantly informed that migration to the UK has brought countless benefits, but it is becoming progressively more difficult to identify quantifiable evidence of such benefits.
There is self evidently no benefit to the tax payer in being required to subsidise these cases, and it is an indisputable fact that we would not have to fund these cases were we not living in an imposed multiracial society.
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No. of Race Discrimination cases brought against the Met in the last 5 years
Concluded Race Discrimination cases
Race Discrimination cases brought against the EHRC