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January 21, 2011
Insanity of Britain's Equality Act Continues to Unfold
Posted by Dave Blount at January 21, 2011 7:36 AM
If you want to work in Britain's public sector, it helps to be a pervert. Naturally Muslims and those of non-British origin are favored too:
Millions of teachers, nurses and policemen could be asked to disclose their sexuality, religion and race as part of a new Coalition equality drive.
Lib Dem equalities minister Lynne Featherstone says all public sector organisations should consider sending 'diversity monitoring forms' to staff to prove they are treating all sections of society fairly.
That is, to prove they are discriminating against normal British people.
If the numbers don't meet with Miss Featherstone's satisfaction, de facto quotas will inevitably follow. Job-seekers are advised to consider sex change operations:
Miss Featherstone supports sending staff a questionnaire about their sexuality and even whether they have had a sex change.
Meanwhile, meaningful requirements go out the window. For example, the minimum height for police officers will apparently be scrapped because it discriminates against women — and presumably dwarves.
According to Featherstone's office, complying with Britain's demented Equality Act "may involve treating some people better than others, as far as this is allowed by discrimination law."
I think that means if you are an average Briton looking for work, your government will plant a shoe on your face. But homosexual Muslim dwarves from Africa who have had a sex change operation need no further qualifications.
On a tip from Mats.