Friday, 1 October 2010

Equality? What's That?

Today, the Equality Act 2010 takes effect, one of the last pieces of legislation seen through by the previous Government.

And you'll just love Section 11, Chapter 2. Which makes it a legal requirement to promote and recruit people with 'protected characteristics' ahead of those that don't. Even if they are less experienced.

And it does this under the guise of promoting equality, and criminalising discrimination.

Wonderful. It criminalises negative discrimination, but legitimises positive discrimination. It's not OK to tread on certain demographics, but it's perfectly OK to give them a leg up. Thus treading on people who don't belong to those demographics.

The cynical part of me wonders just what proportion of these demographics vote Labour.

Well done, Labour. Thanks a bunch.

You bastards.