Political correctness isn’t for cissies

Aug 15, 2014 by

by Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: Being PC used to be easy-peasy. On the one hand you had the oppressors – i.e. rich white males; while on the other other you had the oppressed – i.e. everyone else. All you had to do was side with the latter against the former and you’d be sorted. But now it’s more complicated. The professionally oppressed are duking it out in a contest of victimhood one-upmanship – not that they approve of dukes or, for that matter, men. This is documented in a remarkable...

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Trojan Horse purge ‘threat to Christmas’

Aug 12, 2014 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Independent schools and academies could be forced to drop celebrations under new rules to tackle extremists. Independent schools and academies may be forced to drop Christmas celebrations under rules designed to tackle extremists, critics warned yesterday. They say 6,000 private schools will be compelled to adopt political correctness. Following the Trojan Horse scandal, in which Birmingham schools came under the sway of Islamic extremists, the Education...

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It’s time to bin this equalities red tape

Jul 23, 2014 by

by Dominic Raab MP, Conservative Home: In September 2011, the coalition put the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2010 into law. Three years on, they are a competitive candidate for the most daft piece of red-tape on the statute book. It’s time they were binned. The 2011 regulations were a hangover from Harriet Harman’s 2010 Equality Act. The aim was to force 40,000 public bodies – including schools, councils, police forces, government departments and quangos – to publish annual...

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The religion of peace and love (women’s special needs)

Jul 23, 2014 by

By Peter Mullen: The government declares that those who practise female genital mutilation (FGM) shall be prosecuted. It is hard to imagine how anyone could perpetrate such acts of cruelty and barbarism. Who are these people? FGM, like forced marriage, is a practice found principally among Muslims. Yet yesterday there was a five minutes’ discussion of this matter on The Today Programme but the word “Muslim” or the phrase “Islamic practices” were never mentioned. Ah but, the presenter did say...

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Conservative Minister praises film industry for ethnic and gay quota

Jul 8, 2014 by

by Andre Walker, Breitbart: Ed Vaizey, the Conservative Minister for Culture, has praised the British Film Institute (BFI) for demanding ethnic minority, women and gay quotas on the films they finance. BFI is the largest funder of films in the UK, and from September they will no longer finance projects that do not fill diversity quotas, according to the Daily Telegraph. The new “three ticks” scheme means that every film will have to fulfil two of the following requirements:...

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British Film Institute tells filmmakers to tick new diversity targets or miss funding

Jul 8, 2014 by

by Hannah Furness, Telegraph: Movie companies have been told they must meet new targets for ethnic minority, gay and female characters on screen to be eligible for future funding from the British Film Institute. The BFI, Britain’s largest public film fund, announced a “Three Ticks” scheme to ensure diversity in films and behind the scenes as it set out new rules for funding. Under the system, to be implemented in September, films must “tick” at least two of three criteria: on-screen diversity;...

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