03 July 2010
Recently, I was angered on hearing from a number of people by phone and on social networking sites that Munira Mirza (Advisor to the Mayor of London on Arts and Culture) had proclaimed on national TV a funding cut by the Mayor for Black History Month. On defence she went on to say that City Hall continued to fund a monument to the abolition of slavery. Interesting that the Oxford educated aide fail to realise that the monument was to the enslaved Africans – and not the abolition, and that the funds promised by City Hall in 2007 had still not been paid. Glad to see that the point was picked up by Dave Hill of the Guardian and was referred to on his blog.