Some things never surprise me, and Keith Vaz under investigation for corruption, abusing his position or taking back handers does not surprise me in the slightest. What does surprise me is that he seems to be part of this bizarre conspiracy involving the Met.
A senior Labour MP is facing demands for a sleaze inquiry after intervening in a court case on behalf of a party donor.
Vaz has had something of a checkered past. He has been investigated before for taking back handers from another solicitor. The Filkin inquiry eventually cleared him after he had done his utmost to stall the investigation, transfer property into his mothers name and be generally as uncooperative as he possibly could be.
After such a close call you’d think that Vaz would keep his nose clean, but no, Keith seems to view himself as untouchable. Before the Filkin inquiry had finished he was in trouble again for helping the Hinduja brothers, and many other Asians, attain a British passport and was also found to have colluded with his wife to hide payments from the Hinduja brothers.
Vaz also tried to get a member of the public arrested for complaining about him, by incredibly lying about a telephone call to the police. This was clearly designed to intimidate the member of the public and make them appear to be some sort of nutter with a bizarre grudge against him.
Fortunately said member of the public was former deputy head of Special Branch, Eileen Eggington and Vaz’s lies were exposed. A Commons Committee concluded:
“Mr Vaz recklessly made a damaging allegation against Miss Eggington, which was not true and which could have intimidated Miss Eggington and undermined her credibility.”
Yet all the ego maniac received was a one month suspension. It doesn’t end there.
Next there was the Nadhmi Auchi scandal, where Vaz once again did favours for a rich businessman. Vaz was a director of one of Auchi’s companies and tried to help him avoid extradition to France, he failed and Auchi was convicted of fraud.
It was becoming clear that Keith Vaz was for sale and that he only had two stipulations, those he helped had to be rich, and brown.
Despite all this Keith Vaz is still an MP and has even been promoted since his lying and corruption were exposed.
This latest incident involves another rich Asian businessman, convicted fraudster and suspect solicitor Shahrokh Mireskandari. Mireskandari has also represented the Hindujas as well as Auchi. He is currently the ‘brains’ behind Tarique Ghaffur’s claim of racial discrimination against Commissioner Sir Ian Blair. As well as being a close friend of Ali Dizaei, a commander in the Met and president of the National
Non-White Black Police Association.
Vaz has apparently written to the Judge asking him to stop a case that was looking like it was going against his sponsor. When questioned about this, his response was:
“…he does not have a close relationship with Mireskandari and that his dealings with him were solely motivated by concerns for ethnic-minority lawyers.”
So that’s OK then, Vaz chooses his causes based purely on race (and of course money), surely that is racist? Which may explain why Vaz played the race card when his friend (that he doesn’t acknowledge) and his law firm were being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority after a series of complaints by former clients.
“Vaz wrote to the SRA, the professional watchdog which was looking at a number of complaints by Mireskandari’s clients. A ‘concerned’ Vaz demanded an urgent answer from the SRA to the alleged ‘prejudicial and discriminatory conduct’ against Dean and Dean.”
Ironically two out of three of Dean and Dean’s partners are white, the third is of course Mireskandari, Vaz’s friend that is not a friend. Racism? Or are the SRA just doing their job, after all Mireskandari is a convicted fraudster, just like another of Vaz’s friends.
It seems to be a recurring theme with this cadre of public servants, when all else fails – scream racism! It is becoming a tired excuse for people like Dizaei, Ghaffur, Vaz and Mireskandari to explain why they can’t achieve what they believe they are entitled to. Sadly this is making genuine victims of racism look like the boy who cried wolf.
Dizaei, who has blamed racism for every single one of his investigations, and probably anything else that goes wrong in his life, now has three investigations into his conduct, and may finally get the punishment he deserved five years ago.
“…Mireskandari had secretly employed Dizaei as a defence consultant to undermine a Met investigation into one of Dean and Dean’s clients, an Eastern European woman charged with death by dangerous driving and attempting to pervert the course of justice.”
This triumvirate seem to think that they have Britain all sown up and can do as they please, but the Judge in the Mireskandari’s case clearly didn’t agree.
“…extraordinary letter which Vaz wrote to the High Court this year. In it he asked that a case involving Mireskandari be adjourned, pending investigations into the lawyer’s complaints [of racism] against two judges previously involved in the case.”
Extraordinary doesn’t quite cover it; like Ghaffur, Vaz thinks that all he need do is mention the word racism to get what he wants (or what he has been paid for).
“At the bad-tempered meeting Vaz attacked the SRA leadership and demanded that the body stop investigating ethnic-minority lawyers.”
Such is Vaz’s ego, he thinks that he has it in his power to make all non whites untouchable. Having the nerve to demand that the regulatory body for solicitors should stop investigation non white solicitors and basically only investigate white solicitors!
Perhaps realising (although I doubt it) that it may be a bit much to ask he went on to suggest:
“…that the National Black Police Association - headed by Mireskandari’s friend Dizaei - should work alongside the lawyers’ watchdog”
How can this man get away with suggesting that an organisation for non whites only, should be allowed to work alongside the solicitors regulators, which is meant to be an impartial organisation. Vaz would have been the first to complain had someone made the equally absurd suggestion that the BNP work alongside the SRA.
Now this bizarre network of racist non whites has finally been exposed, most of whom are public servants, they should be at the very least sacked, better yet prosecuted.
Dizaei has shown the National Black Police Association up for what it is, a way for non whites to get ahead through any means necessary; and clearly displayed that it is dominated by corrupt officers who are only interested in power and lining their own pockets.
This and Ghaffur’s lawyer have shown that his case against the Met is based on greed and ego rather than substance, and that his ‘gardening leave’ should be changed to ‘detained at her Majesty’s Pleasure’.
As for Vaz; time and again he has shown complete contempt for the tax payer forcing a costly investigation to see whether the SRA is racist merely to save his friend; and is clearly only in office to reap the financial rewards that his influence can bring. I am amazed that the man is still elected, but I suppose this is because he pays lip service to ‘Asian or Black Issues’ in an area where almost 40% of the population are non white, all whilst lining his own pockets.
Hopefully this will be the end of Keith Vaz and his coterie of racist self serving ‘community’ servants as Vince Cable stated:
“I am not aware of any other precedent in modern times of politicians seeking to influence a member of the judiciary in this way. It raises serious questions about conduct.”
A man who behaves like this has no place in the House of Parliament, and that really is saying something.