Peter Luff calls police over attack on Stephen Lawrence's mother

Worcester News: MP's fury at racist e-mail about mother of murdered teenager MP's fury at racist e-mail about mother of murdered teenager

A WORCESTERSHIRE MP contacted the police over a racist email from a former UKIP candidate about the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence which he described as the most offensive he had ever seen.

Sir Peter Luff, MP for Mid-Worcestershire, reported the offensive email about Doreen Lawrence to the police because he was so appalled by its content .

The email, sent to Sir Peter by former UKIP candidate John White, questioned the decision to make Mrs Lawrence a baroness and included an attachment by a man calling himself ‘Pete Lucas’.

Mr Luff declined to forward on the correspondence, but the contents has been reported in the national Press.

In it, Mr Lucas describes the peerage as ‘treason’ and says this ‘latest ludicrous elevation of an ethnic-minority woman to baroness on the grounds of her being black with the distinction of having had a son murdered (sic) by white-men, is a crass injustice’.

Sir Peter said he received the email on August 2 last year and after seeking advice from a number of people, including colleagues, decided to report it to police on August 5.

“I get the odd, offensive email but I would say it is the single most extraordinarily offensive email I have received, ever. It was so unpleasant,” he said.

Sir Peter, who has never met the Lawrence family, praised their dignity and said Baroness Lawrence deserved her place in the Lords.  He added that he had corresponded with Mr White at the time to tell him how truly appalled he was by the email.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said the force investigated and concluded there was no criminal offence. 

He added: “However the individual who forwarded the material from another source was spoken to and advised of the implications of redistributing this kind of material. The matter was recorded as a hate crime incident.”

Mr White told a national newspaper he did not know who Pete Lucas was.

“I don’t understand why the Stephen Lawrence case is still going on. It’s been 21 years and it’s time everyone moved on. That’s why I sent it. I still agree with it.” 

UKIP failed to comment in time for our deadline. Mr White is understood to no longer be a member of UKIP.

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12:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

Well, it is dreadful racism at the most race 'SUCK-UPY' way possible (ironically)... Talk about annoying 2 birds with one stone... However, compared to many Lords I welcome a hard-done-by BRITISH commoner in The Other Place (of any race)... Still not Real Direct Democracy but it is MORE REPRESENTATIVE...

Personally, when it comes to socialism/privitisat
ion, welfare, child benefits and immigration I take a (far more) PREDICTABLE FINANCIAL stance...
____________________
____________________
_
BEGUN 1996@3% Inflation:

+ National Cared & Health Service (NCHS = nurtures)

Improved Social Services & Social Care merged with the NHS for better coordination.

+ Charity Housing\Income Protection Schemes:

Donations+x%? of profits->National (Re)Housing\Dole+?- Aid.
Unspent payments+x%?->YOUR Pension Pot.

+ WEEKLY Auto Time-Linked Benefits=Tax Breaks:

Age 17- Yr 1: £0, +£4/yr, 50/50->Guardians & 18+ £25,201@5% 2014 House&College Fund..
2014 Min Wage=£6.30, Income Tax=25%+..40%, NI=Pension=25%.
Age 18+ Benefit: Yr 1:£72-£18 Pension/wk, +£8/yr, Yr 36:£360-90.
Yr 37: PENSION=3/4 Pot Interest (+x% of Pot if under £360/wk), Untaxed.
0% P. Pot@2050 Min wage/2=£360/wk to 50%@4x Min Wage=£2880->State.
DEATH: 50%->State, 50%->Spouse (current/1/all by kids?) or State..

P. Pots in PROFITABLE Private Pensions, Firms
+ _National Consumerism_ Housing? Infrastructure & Utilities:

6 Month Divies, 51%: Equally->Citizens 24%: State+? 25%: Privately.
Proximity Votes & Compensation..

BREAKEVEN Min Wage+3%/yr=36hrs,36y
rs@5%. 0 WORK: DEATH@55=50% LOSS.
2015 Phase-in: 1..18: +£6.50/yr RISE, 19..54: 2x=£13/yr..
Jail\Fine: Benefit->State.
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This is much simpler than the current Tax & Tax Break/benefits systems... Because it is PRO-AGED it forces the young to really try... £0 child benefit at 0 years (although far more generous from 11+ than present system) discourages KIDS 4 WELFARE (who wants to have to have the NCHS & Charities constantly on their back for the required extra assistance...

It also means for 2014 (in the above example) NEW IMMIGRANTS get £0 Welfare the first year and then £8 per week going up £8 a year for 36 years (if they're over 18)...

You automatically get an above inflation annual net payrise even in on the minimum wage all one's life...
Low initial benefits force work, no going on and off the dole makes work easier AND PAY...
It helps the aged to be more competitive with the young 'uns or SUBSIDISE AN APPRENTICE or 2...

The costs are predicatable throughout a person's life, A flat rate Income Tax @ 25% is possible with Pension Pot PROFITS taken into account although a gradually lowering progressive tax (25% to 40% at Min Wage x100), flat after 36 years may be needed to blend the new system in... Can be merged in gradually for all Newborns and NEW IMMIGRANTS...
Well, it is dreadful racism at the most race 'SUCK-UPY' way possible (ironically)... Talk about annoying 2 birds with one stone... However, compared to many Lords I welcome a hard-done-by BRITISH commoner in The Other Place (of any race)... Still not Real Direct Democracy but it is MORE REPRESENTATIVE... Personally, when it comes to socialism/privitisat ion, welfare, child benefits and immigration I take a (far more) PREDICTABLE FINANCIAL stance... ____________________ ____________________ _ BEGUN 1996@3% Inflation: + National Cared & Health Service (NCHS = nurtures) Improved Social Services & Social Care merged with the NHS for better coordination. + Charity Housing\Income Protection Schemes: Donations+x%? of profits->National (Re)Housing\Dole+?- Aid. Unspent payments+x%?->YOUR Pension Pot. + WEEKLY Auto Time-Linked Benefits=Tax Breaks: Age 17- Yr 1: £0, +£4/yr, 50/50->Guardians & 18+ £25,201@5% 2014 House&College Fund.. 2014 Min Wage=£6.30, Income Tax=25%+..40%, NI=Pension=25%. Age 18+ Benefit: Yr 1:£72-£18 Pension/wk, +£8/yr, Yr 36:£360-90. Yr 37: PENSION=3/4 Pot Interest (+x% of Pot if under £360/wk), Untaxed. 0% P. Pot@2050 Min wage/2=£360/wk to 50%@4x Min Wage=£2880->State. DEATH: 50%->State, 50%->Spouse (current/1/all by kids?) or State.. P. Pots in PROFITABLE Private Pensions, Firms + _National Consumerism_ Housing? Infrastructure & Utilities: 6 Month Divies, 51%: Equally->Citizens 24%: State+? 25%: Privately. Proximity Votes & Compensation.. BREAKEVEN Min Wage+3%/yr=36hrs,36y rs@5%. 0 WORK: DEATH@55=50% LOSS. 2015 Phase-in: 1..18: +£6.50/yr RISE, 19..54: 2x=£13/yr.. Jail\Fine: Benefit->State. ____________________ ____________________ ____ This is much simpler than the current Tax & Tax Break/benefits systems... Because it is PRO-AGED it forces the young to really try... £0 child benefit at 0 years (although far more generous from 11+ than present system) discourages KIDS 4 WELFARE (who wants to have to have the NCHS & Charities constantly on their back for the required extra assistance... It also means for 2014 (in the above example) NEW IMMIGRANTS get £0 Welfare the first year and then £8 per week going up £8 a year for 36 years (if they're over 18)... You automatically get an above inflation annual net payrise even in on the minimum wage all one's life... Low initial benefits force work, no going on and off the dole makes work easier AND PAY... It helps the aged to be more competitive with the young 'uns or SUBSIDISE AN APPRENTICE or 2... The costs are predicatable throughout a person's life, A flat rate Income Tax @ 25% is possible with Pension Pot PROFITS taken into account although a gradually lowering progressive tax (25% to 40% at Min Wage x100), flat after 36 years may be needed to blend the new system in... Can be merged in gradually for all Newborns and NEW IMMIGRANTS... PrivateSi
  • Score: -11

12:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

...With a flat rate 10% EmployER National Insurance Contribution on ALL wages over 10x Minimum wage mean a gradually lowering progressive tax (25% to 35% at Min Wage x100), flat after 9 years may be needed to blend the new system in... Can be merged in gradually for all Newborns and NEW IMMIGRANTS... Depending on the FADE-IN method...

Seriously, the present system STINKS of FAT CAT CHAMPAGNE SOCIALISM emptied into the URINAL of BRITAIN and ridiculously poor social engineering that INSULTS THE NATION whilst promoting FOREIGN INVASION & OCCUPATION... You're all A NATIONAL DISGRACE - and I think RACE is a RACIST WORD that should be ABOLISHED - we are all human beans as the BFG used to say... BUT, if we must use the term RACIST then I'm afraid the majority of immigrants are RACIST / NATIONALIST or whatever PC BANNED TERM you wish to use... BE MORE BRITISH and SPEAK ENGLISH, BOY!

As a freedom of speech advocate I don't see what the UKIP guy did wrong, he's entitled to his oppinion and this politically motivated manouver just shows how the PC Control-Freak DIVIDE & CONQUER Brigade wish to CLING onto POWER,,, How BENT!.
...With a flat rate 10% EmployER National Insurance Contribution on ALL wages over 10x Minimum wage mean a gradually lowering progressive tax (25% to 35% at Min Wage x100), flat after 9 years may be needed to blend the new system in... Can be merged in gradually for all Newborns and NEW IMMIGRANTS... Depending on the FADE-IN method... Seriously, the present system STINKS of FAT CAT CHAMPAGNE SOCIALISM emptied into the URINAL of BRITAIN and ridiculously poor social engineering that INSULTS THE NATION whilst promoting FOREIGN INVASION & OCCUPATION... You're all A NATIONAL DISGRACE - and I think RACE is a RACIST WORD that should be ABOLISHED - we are all human beans as the BFG used to say... BUT, if we must use the term RACIST then I'm afraid the majority of immigrants are RACIST / NATIONALIST or whatever PC BANNED TERM you wish to use... BE MORE BRITISH and SPEAK ENGLISH, BOY! As a freedom of speech advocate I don't see what the UKIP guy did wrong, he's entitled to his oppinion and this politically motivated manouver just shows how the PC Control-Freak DIVIDE & CONQUER Brigade wish to CLING onto POWER,,, How BENT!. PrivateSi
  • Score: -8

1:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

You do realise the definition of INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results... CHANGE YOUR SYSTEM, it's the WRONG WAY ROUND, financially speaking... If you wish to LIE to yourself and OTHERS by pretending the present system ;'WORKS' you only have to look at the DEFICIT, let alone national debt to see that you are an indoctrinated FOOL... Good Day to you, Sirs.... And for all the Right Wing hardliners / Classical Liberals who despise welfare as a concept - LIVE IN THE HELL YOU WILL CREATE... And to the Nanny Statists who spend money like it's water you're THICK AS 2 SHORT PIGS.
You do realise the definition of INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results... CHANGE YOUR SYSTEM, it's the WRONG WAY ROUND, financially speaking... If you wish to LIE to yourself and OTHERS by pretending the present system ;'WORKS' you only have to look at the DEFICIT, let alone national debt to see that you are an indoctrinated FOOL... Good Day to you, Sirs.... And for all the Right Wing hardliners / Classical Liberals who despise welfare as a concept - LIVE IN THE HELL YOU WILL CREATE... And to the Nanny Statists who spend money like it's water you're THICK AS 2 SHORT PIGS. PrivateSi
  • Score: -9

1:21pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

... In all reality, the bottom end of the job market has been TAKEN OVER by FOREIGNER (GANGS (masters)) (just to use some reverse-polish bracketing) and (mostly) foreign run AGENCIES... How much tax do these immigtants pay? Virtually NOTHING, esp. as Clegg & co. keep raising the Tax Threshold instead of THE MINIMUM WAGE to a LIVING WAGE... They're logic is flawed to the point where I actually think they wish to CREATE ANARCHY and destroy the Welfare State, utterly... These deluded / evil fools need to be taken down, politically speaking.
... In all reality, the bottom end of the job market has been TAKEN OVER by FOREIGNER (GANGS (masters)) (just to use some reverse-polish bracketing) and (mostly) foreign run AGENCIES... How much tax do these immigtants pay? Virtually NOTHING, esp. as Clegg & co. keep raising the Tax Threshold instead of THE MINIMUM WAGE to a LIVING WAGE... They're logic is flawed to the point where I actually think they wish to CREATE ANARCHY and destroy the Welfare State, utterly... These deluded / evil fools need to be taken down, politically speaking. PrivateSi
  • Score: -8

1:25pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

The FOREIGN LABOURIOUS PARTY & LIBERAL CONSERVITUDE PARTY are a bunch of TRAITORS to Britain... You can VOTE me DOWN but you'll PAY THROUGH THE NOSE - and your kids, and their kids, increasingly so... Your housing & Stock bubble cyclical robbery scam must end..

Bye Bye Bob Crow, RIP... - and I'm no COMMY..
The FOREIGN LABOURIOUS PARTY & LIBERAL CONSERVITUDE PARTY are a bunch of TRAITORS to Britain... You can VOTE me DOWN but you'll PAY THROUGH THE NOSE - and your kids, and their kids, increasingly so... Your housing & Stock bubble cyclical robbery scam must end.. Bye Bye Bob Crow, RIP... - and I'm no COMMY.. PrivateSi
  • Score: -9

2:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

THE FACTS says...

Smoking !
Smoking ! THE FACTS
  • Score: 6

3:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

RIP Bob... Here's the compromise: _National Consumerism_: (Cheap Housing?, Natural Resources?) Infrastructure & Utilities: 6 Monthly Dividend, 51%: Equally, Individually to Citizens (National Consuming Individuals) 24%: State&? 25%: Privately. Proximity Weighted Voting within the Consumer's shares & Compensation from State's share (one off payments, shares to citizens, councils, charities, businesses -vely effected to various extents)... Most of State's share goes to the National Pension Fund... State's VOTING RIGHTS to EMPLOYEES...
RIP Bob... Here's the compromise: _National Consumerism_: (Cheap Housing?, Natural Resources?) Infrastructure & Utilities: 6 Monthly Dividend, 51%: Equally, Individually to Citizens (National Consuming Individuals) 24%: State&? 25%: Privately. Proximity Weighted Voting within the Consumer's shares & Compensation from State's share (one off payments, shares to citizens, councils, charities, businesses -vely effected to various extents)... Most of State's share goes to the National Pension Fund... State's VOTING RIGHTS to EMPLOYEES... PrivateSi
  • Score: -9

4:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

!!PS.. the jump at 19 = 2/3rds minimum wage inflation... so minimum wage inflation matching 3% general inflation = 2x jump in weekly benefits at 19... formula works for for all minimum wage inflation and projections and can be FUTURE COSTED... General Wages have risen by 3% on average for decades... The 1996 start 'seed' of £4 works PERFECTLY - just adjust for inflation over time... If things go really pear shaped ... The Basic Pension is 25% extra than the current (inadequate for many) system MAX - and the more you work the more it will be, FAR MORE - esp. if you carry on working past 55... NOW GOTO WORK! It's about 25 lines of BASIC COMPUTER CODE... ?TROLLING? END...I do care but NOT A LOT!
!!PS.. the jump at 19 = 2/3rds minimum wage inflation... so minimum wage inflation matching 3% general inflation = 2x jump in weekly benefits at 19... formula works for for all minimum wage inflation and projections and can be FUTURE COSTED... General Wages have risen by 3% on average for decades... The 1996 start 'seed' of £4 works PERFECTLY - just adjust for inflation over time... If things go really pear shaped ... The Basic Pension is 25% extra than the current (inadequate for many) system MAX - and the more you work the more it will be, FAR MORE - esp. if you carry on working past 55... NOW GOTO WORK! It's about 25 lines of BASIC COMPUTER CODE... ?TROLLING? END...I do care but NOT A LOT! PrivateSi
  • Score: -8

8:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

New Kid on the Block says...

I don't know what he is on but I think Private Si has had too much of it.
I don't know what he is on but I think Private Si has had too much of it. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 9

8:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

CJH says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
I don't know what he is on but I think Private Si has had too much of it.
Or not enough...depending on how you look at it!
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: I don't know what he is on but I think Private Si has had too much of it.[/p][/quote]Or not enough...depending on how you look at it! CJH
  • Score: 9

11:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

STRAIGHT AS an ARROW... Unlike the twisted tax & benefits system we are all forced to live in.. If you can't see the virtues of my system you don't know enough about the present, dysfunctional, broken system... And the Left-Right flip-flopping 'representative' 'democracy' means each side keeps BREAKING each other's SYSTEMS so overall, we're scr*wed.. But sometimes you just have to SHOUT IT OUT M8... All parties DISSATISFY ME but leaving the EU is essential... How are you going to pay off the deficit let alone the national debt with a practically unlimited benefits system that ANNOYS most involved (except for its workers)... Even The NeoCons cuts are pathetic... My system is generous to aging parents and the aged in general whilst kicking kids into work... The DWP & SS lot can be employed by the HMRC to PROPERLY collect taxes and, of course, the National CARE and Health Service, useless pen & key pushers...

Sometimes you just need to RANT... Especially after the Unions have lost a figure head...
STRAIGHT AS an ARROW... Unlike the twisted tax & benefits system we are all forced to live in.. If you can't see the virtues of my system you don't know enough about the present, dysfunctional, broken system... And the Left-Right flip-flopping 'representative' 'democracy' means each side keeps BREAKING each other's SYSTEMS so overall, we're scr*wed.. But sometimes you just have to SHOUT IT OUT M8... All parties DISSATISFY ME but leaving the EU is essential... How are you going to pay off the deficit let alone the national debt with a practically unlimited benefits system that ANNOYS most involved (except for its workers)... Even The NeoCons cuts are pathetic... My system is generous to aging parents and the aged in general whilst kicking kids into work... The DWP & SS lot can be employed by the HMRC to PROPERLY collect taxes and, of course, the National CARE and Health Service, useless pen & key pushers... Sometimes you just need to RANT... Especially after the Unions have lost a figure head... PrivateSi
  • Score: -9

12:47am Wed 12 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

.. And I'm talking about the new 'Universal Credit' MISNOMER as well as the old foreign labour system... Just imagine if all new immigrants and new Brit adults subsidised those who've already contributed much to this nation... Hey? Or am I a mad old git? a mad middle aged sensible git with a heart who feels HARD DONE BY (on behalf of half the nation)... All this emphasis on benefits cheats (good Sicknote song!) and pathetic tax collection is a sure way to increase the Wealth Divide...

And a HOUSING & EDUCATION fund plays rent, mortgages, house prices and education fees against each other to prevent inflation - UNLIKE THE CON JOB Help-To-Fry the housing market scheme...

And tax legal mary jane and stick it in the pension pot and Citizen's pockets by implementing it as a _National Consumerism_ FRANCHISE...

It must be funny when someone SEEMS MAD but they're actually far more sensible than most, PRINCIPLE-WISE... I could go on for ever so I better definitely shut up now... night.
.. And I'm talking about the new 'Universal Credit' MISNOMER as well as the old foreign labour system... Just imagine if all new immigrants and new Brit adults subsidised those who've already contributed much to this nation... Hey? Or am I a mad old git? a mad middle aged sensible git with a heart who feels HARD DONE BY (on behalf of half the nation)... All this emphasis on benefits cheats (good Sicknote song!) and pathetic tax collection is a sure way to increase the Wealth Divide... And a HOUSING & EDUCATION fund plays rent, mortgages, house prices and education fees against each other to prevent inflation - UNLIKE THE CON JOB Help-To-Fry the housing market scheme... And tax legal mary jane and stick it in the pension pot and Citizen's pockets by implementing it as a _National Consumerism_ FRANCHISE... It must be funny when someone SEEMS MAD but they're actually far more sensible than most, PRINCIPLE-WISE... I could go on for ever so I better definitely shut up now... night. PrivateSi
  • Score: -7

9:52pm Wed 12 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

... and up to, I don't know, say £1000, maybe £2000 out of the 18+ Housing & Education fund goes to GRADED QUALIFICATION MONETARY REWARDS (GCSEs and higher education)...
... and up to, I don't know, say £1000, maybe £2000 out of the 18+ Housing & Education fund goes to GRADED QUALIFICATION MONETARY REWARDS (GCSEs and higher education)... PrivateSi
  • Score: -4

5:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

liketoknow says...

is this in code?
is this in code? liketoknow
  • Score: 5

2:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Marant says...

I didn't manage to read all of Private Si's economic policy as a lot of it didn't seem to make sense in a grammatical sense.

However, one bit I saw was that everyone would get an obligatory above inflation pay rise. nice in theory but impossible in practice. If everyone is being given an above inflation pay rise (not sure where this money comes from without driving businesses bust, but we'll ignore that) then that in itself will result in run away inflation - the more money that's around, the quicker prices rise. You'd have spiralling inflation in no time. Of course, you could control that but having government fixed costs for everything, but I'd rather not live in a communist state, thanks very much.

It's the same argument against the 'economy solution' that does the rounds on the internet where every retired person gets given £1 million and has to spend it on certain things. If every retired person had £1 million and had to buy things certain things, the price of those things would shoot up.
I didn't manage to read all of Private Si's economic policy as a lot of it didn't seem to make sense in a grammatical sense. However, one bit I saw was that everyone would get an obligatory above inflation pay rise. nice in theory but impossible in practice. If everyone is being given an above inflation pay rise (not sure where this money comes from without driving businesses bust, but we'll ignore that) then that in itself will result in run away inflation - the more money that's around, the quicker prices rise. You'd have spiralling inflation in no time. Of course, you could control that but having government fixed costs for everything, but I'd rather not live in a communist state, thanks very much. It's the same argument against the 'economy solution' that does the rounds on the internet where every retired person gets given £1 million and has to spend it on certain things. If every retired person had £1 million and had to buy things certain things, the price of those things would shoot up. Marant
  • Score: 0

3:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

SgtAl says...

"Former UKIP candidate", absolutely nothing to do with UKIP at the time of writing then? I wonder what the email author's political leanings were before UKIP existed, and why have they not been highlighted?

I am no UKIP supporter (they are far too left wing for me (joke)), but it seems to me that Sir Peter has taken an obvious opportunity to discredit UKIP somewhat.
"Former UKIP candidate", absolutely nothing to do with UKIP at the time of writing then? I wonder what the email author's political leanings were before UKIP existed, and why have they not been highlighted? I am no UKIP supporter (they are far too left wing for me (joke)), but it seems to me that Sir Peter has taken an obvious opportunity to discredit UKIP somewhat. SgtAl
  • Score: 0

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