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The Stephen Lawrence Centre vandalism today is reported as being the "fourth attack on the glazing" so far.

Which idiots decided to specify and approve the huge, two storey tall, energy wasting, vandalism vulnerable, plate glass windows which are reported to cost £15,000 each ??

Apparently 8 such windows have been destroyed in the latest attack - will this be covered by the insurance, or will the taxpayers of London, via the inept London Development Agency, (and the rest the UK Public, since there is also National Lottery money behind this scheme) have to pay for them (again) ?

The fact there are is, apparently., some CCTV camera footage, just points out how useless this technology is in actually deterring vandalism attacks, probably by people who have simply covered their faces.

The politically correct Metropolitan Police Service, and, of, course the Mayor of London's propaganda unit, is treating this criminal damage as a "racist attack", which may well be partly true, but that may not be the only motivation.

Looking at the tv news reports, and at this picture of the Centre, (the other side from that which was damaged today) on their website, it is striking how ugly this obviously architect inflicted design is.

This Evening Standard report has a photo of the damage.

Apparently, one of the main functions of the Stephen Lawrence Centre is:

[...]

The Centre will also act as a hub where industry, community organisations and educational institutions can exchange information on the latest skills and needs in urban design and regeneration.

[...]

The Centre will regularly host exhibitions, seminars and artist residences exploring best practice in urban design.

Hopefully none of the people who are trained in "urban design and regeneration" will repeat the mistake of these windows !

Update:

Apparently the Stephen Lawrence Centre building, at 39 Brookmill Street, Deptford, SE8 4HU (see map) was designed by Adjaye Associates and the wretched windows were designed by 1998 Turner Prize winning "elephant dung" artist Chris Ofili.

The Sunday Telegraph reports that the Communist appeasers at the British Olympic Association are set to force British competitors to sign a contract which limits their fundamental human rights to free expression, in case they criticise the racist, repressive, brutal police state, Communist Chinese Government, when they participate in the Beijing Olympics.

Since the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, British competitors have been asked to sign contracts that include a pledge "not to comment on any politically sensitive issues".

However, this year's contracts will, for the first time, explicitly refer competitors to Section 51 of the International Olympic Committee charter, which "provides for no kind of demonstration, or political, religious or racial propaganda in the Olympic sites, venues or other areas".

Any contract like this under English and / or Scottish law, must also apply to London, which is also an official Olympic venue, as well as to Beijing.

Questions and opinions about the deceit and cost overruns and the supposed "legacy" of the London 2012 Olympics are "politically sensitive issues" - because we, and many other people say they are.

If any British Olympic competitors are stupid enough to let themselves be co-opted into appearing on political platforms or in political propaganda material alongside Ken Livingstone and his cronies in the forthcoming Mayoral and Greater London Assembly Elections, or with Gordon Brown and any other Labour Party politicians in the next General Election, they should be barred from competing in the Games, if they have signed this sort of contract.

Technically that should also then apply to political activity alongside any of the Opposition parties or candidates as well.

Graham Newsom, the BOA spokesman, said: "We're not trying to gag athletes. If an athlete gets asked a direct question they will be allowed to answer that question, but there is a difference between giving an honest answer to actually going out to make a specific political point."

Such weasel words deliberately ignore the fact that the Chinese Communists will be controlling the access of journalists and human rights campaigners to prevent them from asking the competitors such questions at all.

British Olympic competitors should not be gagged politically in this way - they should refuse these gagging clauses from their contracts, which could and should be challenged under the Human Rights Act, since
the British Olympic Association are acting as an employer, and, given the amount of public subsidy they get, are also acting as a public authority.

The taxpayer funded propagandists at the Greater London Authority / Mayor of London press office have issued another misleading Press Release: British National Party told to stop publishing 'The Londoner' leaflets or face possible legal action

This relates to the GLA / Livingstone's unloved waste of taxpayer's money and blight on the environment, the awful propaganda sheet "The Londoner" newsletter, which they supposedly inflict on every household in London.

They even ship thousands of copies to unlucky elected officials and other people, outside of London, who almost certainly bin it straight away.

There should be a formal investigation into the claims that the GLA's "The Londoner" is published monthly, and distributed to every household in London, at vast expense, as there are many London households which do not receive 12 copies a year - is this claim another lie, or is there more incompetence or corruption involved ?

The GLA spin weasels are taking offence at the much smaller distribution of the equally odious propaganda sheet produced by the extremists of the British National Party, also entitled "The Londoner", who inflict their nonsense on the tiny proportion of London households which their dwindling number of official party activists can doorstep. The BNP appear to be in the process of splitting, due to the more moderate, less racist members being disgusted by the antics of a clique of incompetent, corrupt bully boys surrounding their leader. Parallels can be drawn between Nick Griffin and Ken Livingstone - they are both surrounded by such cliques of supporters, and they both insult and ignore any opposition to their fanatical views.

Neither of these publications actually represents normal Londoners at all.

Crucially, for Trade Mark protection purposes, neither of them is a real newspaper either, like , for example the Evening Standard, which has a far stronger claim to "The Londoner" Trade Mark as applied to newspapers.

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