And yet, interestingly, Tony Blair made him Europe Minister at one point. What do you think about that? It's just not possible that Keith Vaz would be more likely to know what the people of Britain might want out of Europe than an ethnic, British MP, now is it?
Admittedly, the average British MP doesn't give much of damn about us either, but at least he would be aware that his ancestors would, probably, not appreciate too much over-the-top anti-British behaviour, which might tweak his conscience now and again. Whereas Vaz's ancestors would probably applaud their descendant if he were to give the Brits a bit of a kicking.
Anyway, Tony B thought it would be a wizard wheeze to send an African Asian off to represent us in Europe.
Whilst he was doing his bit for the global villagers in Europe, Vaz voted to decriminalise cannabis. He also voted for criminal behaviour to be punished with more severity if that behaviour be 'racially' or 'religiously' aggravated. He also voted for an amendment to a bill which, according to Stephen 'Lyers' Byers, who was a member of the Select Committee, which tabled the new clause, 'would create a new specific offence of racially motivated violence.'
He also voted to introduce another raft of racial and religious hatred legislation in January 2006. This legislation was intended to further protect the Muslim population of Britain. Thus, at a time when Muslims were blowing people up in Britain and waving placards threatening to behead those who criticised the prophet, Vaz voted for yet another law intended to bear down upon the native, white population of these islands. This, if we ever dare to wave a placard or two asking for the Muslims to stop blowing us up and threatening to behead us, one presumes.
Vazalso voted for a Bill which sought to remove all the restrictions on 'nationality which apply to persons employed or holding office in any civil capacity under the Crown.' In effect, he voted to further disadvantage the native born Briton by making a great many more good jobs available to the foreigner within this country which were once the exclusive preserve of the indigenous population.
Vaz mentioned the death of Asian, Ricky Reel, in Parliament. He also mentioned the 'rape' of women from the Karen minority in Burma, by the Burmese army. However, he has never mentioned the mass rape of white women and girls by black and Asian men in this country. Nor did he ever mention the Evening Standard article of 14 January 2004, which stated that, in London:
"A hard core of violent muggers is behind a surge in gang rapes in London... there has been one group sex attack for every day of the last year. Two thirds of the suspects had convictions for theft and robbery and half had been involved in street crime in the last 12 months... a disproportionately high number of black and Asian men were involved in the attacks. Around 49 per cent of suspects were described as Afro-Caribbean and 13 per cent as Indian or Pakistani... White women accounted for 59 per cent of the victims".Vaz signed an EDM proposing that a statue of Nelson Mandela occupy the vacant fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. However, he did not sign an EDM that proposed that a statue recognising the service and sacrifice of British seafarers in defence of the United Kingdom be erected upon the empty plinth. Nor did he sign an EDM that proposed that a statue which recognised 'the important and historic contribution made by the manual working class workers of this country,' and called upon 'the Mayor of London's Advisory Group to recommend the erection of a statue to the manual working class on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.'
He also signed a good few Early Day Motions supportive of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants. However, he did not sign an EDM critical of Abdullah Azad, of the Welfare Centre, Manchester, who had offered to sell UK passports to those whose immigration status was in question.
He also signed an EDM criticising the decision to deport Nigerian immigrant, Sunday Ogunwobi, and his family. Ogunwobi is still here. He was, last time I looked, a Hackney Councillor helping other immigrants to get into Britain and, once here, to stay.
Vaz signed an EDM noting the death of Rocky Bennett, who died in mental hospital custody and also signed an EDM condemning the 'lack of care' of Christopher Clunis, a violent, black schizophrenic, 'with a known history of violence and non-attendance of out-patient appointments, who stabbed and killed Jonathan Zito in an unprovoked attack.'
He signed an EDM sympathising with the British Sikh community, urging the government to amend legislation 'so that British Sikhs may continue to work in all non-construction employment whilst wearing turbans.' (One law for them, another for us)
He also signed an EDM expressing sympathy for Asian, Quaddus Ali, signed another mentioning black youth, Rolan Adams, signed various EDMs commemorating Stephen Lawrence and mentioned him several times on the floor of the House. However, he never mentioned the death of Samantha Tuff's little boy in Leicester, nor did he sign an EDM commemorating him. Neither did he ever mentioned Leicester PCs, Andrew Munn and Bryan Moore, nor did he ever suggest that the black man who killed them should be 'punished with more severity' because of the racist nature of the crime he committed.
Nor did Vaz ever mention the murder in his own constituency of 72 year old Wilfred Marchant and the attempted murder of Brian Geeson and his son Daniel, nor did he ever suggest that those who attacked them should be 'punished with more severity' because of the racist nature of the crimes committed.
Shortly after being elected an MP in 1989, Vaz led a march of thousands of Muslims in Leicester calling for Salman Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses to be banned.
On 28 February 2001, Vaz said this at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna:
"Racism and xenophobia must be tackled at the European level too… The unanimous and speedy agreement of the Race Directive last June demonstrated the consensus that exists amongst Member States on the need to tackle the menace of racism… We need… to take effective action to STAMP OUT RACISM in our Member States."In February 2000, the Parliamentary standards watchdog Elizabeth Filkin began an investigation after allegations that Vaz had accepted several thousand pounds from a solicitor, Sarosh Zaiwalla, which he had failed to declare. She accused him of blocking her investigation into eighteen of the allegations.
In January 2001, Vaz was accused, along with Peter Mandelson, of lobbying the Home Office on behalf of the Hinduja brothers.
Filkin would later interview Vaz regarding a £1,200 donation given to a company run by his wife in return for helping to organise a Hinduja-sponsored reception at the House of Commons. He had previously denied receiving money from them. In June 2001, Vaz admitted that he had made representations on behalf of the Hinduja brothers' whilst they were applying for British citizenship.
On 11 June 2001, Vaz was officially dismissed from his post as Europe Minister.
In December 2001, Elizabeth Filkin criticised Vaz for being secretive, saying:
"It is clear to me there has been deliberate collusion over many months between Mr Vaz and his wife to conceal (conceal payments by the Hinduja brothers to her law firm) and to prevent me from obtaining accurate information about his possible financial relationship with the Hinduja family".In 2002, Vaz was suspended from the Commons for one month after the Committee on Standards and Privileges inquiry found that he had made false allegations against a former policewoman.
Despite all this, Vaz was, in 2006, appointed the Chairman of New Labour’s Ethnic Minority Taskforce and, in 2007, he was elected as a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee. In the same year he was apponued Vice-Chairman of the Women, Race and Equality Committee of the Labour Party.
In 2007 he was also appointed to the Chairmanship of the mega powerful Home Affairs Select Committee.
In May 2012, after nine (eight Pakistanis) Muslim immigrants had been found guilty of the paedophilic rape of a host of vulnerable, young English girls in Rochdale, Vaz said this:
"I don't believe this is a race issue... I think it's wrong to start saying this is the Pakistani community or members of the Pakistani community as someone who represents a constituency that is very diverse... Fifty one percent of my constituents are of Asian origin... LET US NOT DANCE TO THE TUNE OF THE BNP."Vaz can be seen commenting thus in the YouTube video, Rochdale Paedophiles.