That lead-in paragraph is the shocker Where the frig did that come from ... the rest of the report is going off about equal pay and discrimination against the elderly. Well, yes we all agree with that bit - tell us more about the positive discrimination at selection. :rant:
She said firms should be able to choose a woman over a man of equal ability if they wanted to - or vice versa. "
Blimey, that's clear.That is NOT what she said on Radio4 this morning.
It will still be illegal to discriminate against women or minorities,
but will not be illegal if you discriminate against a white bloke.
Haha, if not, it bl**dy well should be! :lol:No, look it really is quite clear:
This is anti-discrimination legislation that legalises some discrimination to tackle long standing inequalities and thus address discrimination in the workplace.
Are you saying that this is contradictory? :lol:
Its a complete crock of sh*t in my opinion. If firms select poorer candidates because they are white or male, then this means that racist/sexist firms will have the worst candidates - and thus not be able to compete as well against firms that choose candidates based on merit.Blimey, that's clear.
I have this theory about how women are more seduced by power than men. Consensus views go right out the window when a woman is in charge.
This smacks of just such a situation prioducing a dodgy piece of legislation. Positive discrimination creates way more problems than it solves. Everyone should compete on their own merit. There's no other way.
I mean, did Hariet Harman get her job through posi......?
... yeah, ok bad example! :lol:
It seems to me that this Government is deliberately trying to **** off the british working class in so many area's. It is working.
I have never heard such a stupid piece of legislation. If it were the other way around there would be uproar. Equality is one thing, but that is a step in the other direction.
As I can see it, it is racist and sexist, will give the BNP plenty of amunition and in the long run is likely to cause hatred between ethnic groups.
Cash flowThe government is to blame for the price of gas... We produce gas in the summer months as gas rigs cannot simply be turned off. Obviously demand is less due to the weather so there is a large surplus. We then sell it to europe cheap and they then store it and sell it back to us when we need it at a grossly inflated prices.
How wrong is that?
Yes, cash flowing out of the consumers pockets.Cash flow
Good explanation Sy, you are nearly as cynical as I am :thumbs: :lol:Yes, cash flowing out of the consumers pockets.
I want to know why we don't store it ourselves...
In fact I think I may know, the Government gets the revenue for the gas and it goes to the treasury. The general public have to foot the bill for the inflated price it sells back for, so in effect it is another tax. Then there is 5% VAT on the gas, and obviously the more it sells for the more money the government gets.