The day my optimism about the coalition died
July 3, 2010 3 Comments
I thought we’d seen the last of this crap:
Theresa May, who is the Equalities Minister as well as Home Secretary, said that the implementation of the Equality Act, which was passed into law in the last Parliament, would go ahead as planned from next October.
Mrs May said that the new law – which brings together nine separate pieces of legislation into a single act – would make it easier to comply with anti-discrimination rules.
Oh, that’s all it is, is it? A tidying-up exercise. Where have I heard that before. Oh yes. Lisbon Treaty.
Mrs May said that implementing the act in accord with the planned timetable demonstrated the new coalition Government’s commitment to equality.
”By making the law easier to understand, the Equality Act will help businesses treat staff fairly and meet the needs of a diverse customer base,” she said.
Meet the needs of a diverse customer base? You mean, we make stuff, and sell it to people who want to buy it? Sort of like a ‘market’ of some kind.
”A successful economy needs the full participation of all its citizens and we are committed to implementing the Act in the best way for business.”
I .. err.. well. Right. That’s like saying, “we’re going to make this leather jacket in the best way for the cow.”