Positive discrimination (the clue is in the name)

Is it just the frustrated emo kid in me, or is Gordon Brown on a mission to screw things up for Labour?

Could someone please explain to me why we need this most recent law “clarification”, that says that it’s OK to charge men more money for car insurance than women, since they are statistically a higher risk group, but not OK to refuse an octogenarian travel insurance for an extreme sports holiday. What gives?

And why is it OK to hire a woman over a man just because she is a woman? Harriet Harman says that it would be OK to hire a woman over a man if you already had a lot of male employees, but what if you picked the man for the same reason – you could argue he would fit in better.

Call it positive discrimination, call it affirmative action, call it whatever you want. I bet the lawyers are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of all the extra litigation they can profit from as the Government unleashes another half cocked clusterfuck of an initiative that aims to unite the nation and will do nothing more than divide it. David Cameron’s no policies policy looks increasingly like a stroke of genius.

And when you think about it, it’s simple really – equality comes from treating people equally and positive discrimination is just that, discrimination.

Mind you, that’s what you get for letting women help run the country!


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