Key London mayor aide quits over race row
A senior Australian adviser to London Mayor Boris Johnson has been forced to resign in a race row after he made disparaging remarks about people from the Caribbean.
James McGrath, 34, quit after suggesting older African-Caribbean people should return to the West Indies if they did not like the new mayor.
Asked in a tape-recorded interview if Johnson's mayoral victory would trigger an exodus of immigrants from the UK to the Caribbean, he replied: "Well, let them go if they don't like it here."
McGrath, the mayor's deputy chief of staff who hails from the north Australian state of Queensland, made the comment in a meeting last month with Marc Wadsworth, a black activist and London-based journalist.