The comments that Doreen Lawrence made about Boris Johnson yesterday are deeply unfair. She implies an attitude towards the Macpherson report which is just not born out by the facts, her words are clearly designed to taint Boris with a whiff of racism and to claim that "there is no way he is going to get the support of any people in the black community" is ridiculous.That she used exactly the same phases as elements of Livingstone's recent remarks and mirrors his line of attack reduces the credibility of her comments even further. She didn't criticise Boris at the time he wrote the articles, she didn't criticise him when he became an MP, she didn't criticise him when he was promoted to the shadow front bench, she didn't even say anything when he put himself forward to be our candidate. So why now?
In his conclusions he's kinder than I would be.