Islington Against Police Spies (IAPS) have called a picket of London Metropolitan University, where former Special Demonstration Squad officer (and later boss) Bob Lambert lectures in criminology.
As reported in the Guardian, the university is under increasing pressure on its employment of Lambert to train tomorrow’s police managers, a role which Observer columnist Nick Cohen said
Lambert is ‘uniquely unqualified’ to have.
The IAPS callout says:
Join us to demand the removal of Bob Lambert from London Metropolitan University.
Picket London Met
Friday January 30th
12.00 – 2.00pm
LMU Tower, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
Bring placards, banners, anything to make noise.
In November Islington Against Police Spies (IAPS) held a lively picket of London Metropolitan University in Holloway, launching our campaign to demand the sacking or resignation of Bob Lambert. Former police spy, Special Branch manipulator, abuser of women, agent provocateur, Lambert is now lecturing at London Met on policing and criminology.
As local residents we feel it is totally inappropriate for London Metropolitan to be employing a man with Lambert’s record in such a position where he has influence and power over the lives of students, who may be young or vulnerable. Most particularly Lambert has shown he cannot be trusted not to abuse and lie to women.
Islington Against Police Spies have committed ourselves to holding events every month at least, to keep putting pressure on the University and raising awareness of Lambert’s past, until he is forced to leave London Met. We know this CAN be done – but it’s not necessarily going to be easy. Hopefully this campaign will get stronger until it’s irresistible. BUT WE NEED HELP – we call on anyone who thinks Bob Lambert should not be working in a supposedly progressive university to support our campaign.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Come down and join the picket on January 30th. The bigger and noisier our protest, the more notice London Met will have to take of us.
Protest to the following in the London Met hierarchy, and demand that they sack Bob Lambert:
• John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor; email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7133 2001
• Peter McCaffery, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; email: P.McCaffery@londonmet.ac.uk Tel: 020 7133 2401
• Jonathan Woodhead, Executive Officer; email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7133 2042
• Paul Bowler, Deputy Chief Executive; email: P.Bowler@londonmet.ac.uk Tel: 020 7133 2031
• Peter Garrod, University Secretary and Clerk to the Board; email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7133 2004
You can also email Bob Lambert directly and let him know what you think of his activities: email@example.com
Tel: 020 7133 4692/2911
Spread the word – tell others about this campaign, raise the issue in your networks, communities, union, etc – the more people know about Bob, the more pressure we all put on the university, the more likely it is that he will have to go.
This campaign is being organised by Islington Against Police Spies, a group of local residents and activists.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note our new email address)