British billionaire’s bigotry against poor people, Asians

This video from England says about itself:

Racist White Supremacist – Fergus Wilson

19 April 2017

Buy-to-let tycoon Fergus Wilson, who was last week exposed for banning “coloured” tenants from his properties because they make carpets “smell of curry,” said he would not apologize for the comments.

“There has been much support for the stance I have taken. I do not apologize for it. Faced with the same circumstances, I would do it again,” the Kent billionaire told Sky News.

Emails sent by Wilson were leaked on Tuesday, showing the businessman instructing his estate agent Evolution not to rent his properties out to people of south Asian origin.

The landlord later commented that the motivation for the leak was a mystery to him, as he had received wide support for the ban. He said banning “coloured” people isn’t racist …

He has previously insisted he is not a racist because he let his properties to “niggers” and Eastern Europeans.

However, the policy may be in breach of the Equality Act and is now under investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

“These are truly disgusting remarks as well as being unlawful instructions from a landlord to a letting agent,” the commission’s Chief Executive Rebecca Hilsenrath said in a press release on Wednesday.

“We will investigate and will be asking Mr. Wilson to explain his actions. Unless we are satisfied that he will not break the law in the future, we will take legal action.”

Kent Police said the force is aware of the situation and will be “working to establish if any offences have taken place.”

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Bigot landlord faces new fury over prejudice

Thursday 18th May 2017

Low-paid workers and single parents banned

AN “Alf Garnett”-style property tycoon was forced to defend his latest letting criteria yesterday after he banned zero-hours workers, single parents and “battered wives” from renting his properties.

Buy-to-let bigot Fergus Wilson, who is thought to own hundreds of properties in Kent, has also blacklisted parents with children under 18, low-paid workers, single adults and housing benefit claimant, according to his latest criteria dated June 1.

Mr Wilson claimed to be acting like any other business by “consistently fine-tuning to best advantage.”

He said: “I am merely taking economic steps to ensure that we do not end up with people who are unable to pay their rent.”

Mr Wilson faced a public backlash earlier this year after a leaked email apparently showed letting his criteria for tenants, including: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

He was accused of racism and received a torrent of online abuse — including a YouTube video branding him a “racist dickwad” — which he reported to the police.

While his current letting criteria does not mention people of south Asian origin, Mr Wilson insists that he would still not rent his properties to “Indian and Pakistani people,” claiming “it is not the colour of their skin but the smell of the curry.”

Anti-racist group Hope Not Hate described Mr Wilson as “the unacceptable face of the housing crisis” and compared him to the famously racist Alf Garnett character in 1960s and ’70s BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission demanded a written assurance from Mr Wilson that he would not refuse to let a property based on race, colour, nationality or national origins.

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