Currently chair of the London Race & Criminal Justice Consortium, Jasper has been a vocal campaigner on issues affecting black and minority communities for several years.
He was a senior advisor on equality issues to Labour’s former London mayor Ken Livingstone, before quitting in 2008.
On Sunday evening, Jasper tweeted: “I am delighted to have been selected now let’s roll up our sleeves & do the work, No more talk time for action.”
Respect leader George Galloway tonight announced Mr Jasper as his candidate in a YouTube video – where he also admitted the party would be “targeting” black voters.
If you can be bothered, you can see the video here.
So, a man who runs something called the London Race & Criminal Justice Consortium is a candidate for a party whose Womens’ Officer Naz Kahn objects to children being “brainwashed” into believing that Hitler was the “bad guy”
UPDATE – and as Andrew Coates reminds us, he also has a certain problem with ‘appropriate sexual behaviour‘. He’ll be right at home in RESPECT, then.