Hard-left activist appointed to Sadiq Khan’s diversity commission on statues branded ‘racist’ after attacks on black MPs

Feb 23, 2021 by

by Katie Davis, The Sun:

A HARD-left activist appointed by Sadiq Khan to review London’s statues has been branded a “racist” over derogatory comments he made about black MPs.

Toyin Agbetu was signed up by Mayor of London to join his Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm – but is already facing calls to be sacked after the racial remarks were uncovered, including labelling David Lammy a “poor example of Africans”.

The 53-year-old is due to be a key figure in Labour’s plan to remove statues and road names of historical figures connected to the slave trade in the wake of last year’s Black Lives Matter campaign.

[…]  Agbetu famously confronted the Queen in 2007 at Westminster Abbey during a service to mark the abolition of slavery.

More recently, he has been pivotal in the campaign to remove a monument to slave trader Sir Robert Geffrye outside the Museum of the Home, in Hackney, East London.

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