Fraud investigator sacked for challenging Asian crime
Mark Edmunds, a fraud investigator is attempting to sue the London borough of Tower Hamlets council for £529,000 in a race and sex discrimination case after he was sacked by the council because the colour of his skin and the subjects of his inquiries were Asian.
Mr Edmunds investigation saw 12 men described as Asians sacked for their part in rigging 2014 local election. The London borough of Tower Hamlets council has been plagued with corruption and alleged mismanagement.
Edmunds joined the council in January 2010 and helped successfully host the Olympics before moving into fraud investigation, the United Kingdom’s first Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, had won control of Tower Hamlets in October 2010 but was removed by a court for rigging his 2014 re-election.
A BBC Panorama investigation raised serious concerns about fraud in the borough, Mr Edmunds worked on a review of the youth service. According to The Times, the review found that Mr Rahman had used youth grants to bribe voters into electing him.
As a result of Mr Edmunds investigation, twelve senior Asian employees were dismissed.
Mr Edmunds has claimed he was removed from his £63,000-a-year job last year because “he was a white man investigating a service predominantly staffed by Bangladeshi employees where the allegations of corruption were predominantly against Bangladeshi employees.”
“The threats and intimidation were very real and serious given the history of many of those I was investigating (ie ex-gang members and drug dealers), his witness statement says.
”Additionally, while conducting investigations I was regularly accused of being a racist and a bully, when all I was doing was my job, in an attempt to intimidate me and derail the investigation process.”
Tower Hamlets removed Mr Edmunds from the case. He claims they did so without investigating the “false and defamatory allegation’ of racism against him because of the colour of his skin.”
A union official, in an email seen by The Times, said it would be discriminatory for Mr Edmunds as a ‘white male’ to get a senior role rather than more experienced ethnic minority employees, the investigator refers to this as evidence of discrimination against him.
More and more Englishmen and women can expect similar treatment in the years ahead as our demographics plummet. For our children and grandchildren, England will increasingly become an awful place to be, well, English!