Sunday, 15 November 2009

Life Imitating Loretta




No apology for the vid, for as Reg might say - "What's the point?"

EVERYONE in Britain could be asked if they are gay, straight or bisexual under controversial plans being examined by the government.

Err ... isn't that a bit personal?

Ministers working for Harriet Harman ...

Who else, eh?

... who is in charge of equality policy, are considering including a question about sexual orientation in the 2011 census.

Some ministers support the inclusion of a question, but only if it is not compulsory.

Only some are supporting it, and only if it isn't compulsory? So why is this even being contemplated? If Harman and her fellow cerebrally-challenged muppets believe this is going to have any effect on equality in the UK, they should be strapped to a trolley and rolled down a very steep hill leading to a busy dual carriageway at the bottom. There's one near me that comes to mind.

This is rubber band flicker lunacy out of the very top drawer. Layer upon layer of public sector non-jobbers, sucking up our taxes, and desperately trying to justify their irrelevant existence (and their unjustified salary) by building entirely fabricated empires.

Like these guys, for example.

However, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the government watchdog chaired by Trevor Phillips, has argued that it is vital to know how many gays, lesbians and bisexuals there are in Britain, where they live and what jobs they do so the progress of equality legislation can be measured.

So how, exactly, is this question going to be at all useful?

Firstly, it is a question which should never be asked as it is nothing to do with the state. If you're gay, you're gay - that's fine. If you're not, you're not - that's fine too.

What the hell has it got to do with the government? Why is it vital to measure it? For what purpose?

It really doesn't matter a fig what one's sexuality is. All that matters, in this equal world, is that everyone is treated in the same manner. That goes for every section of society, not just a lefty cause célèbre. Where is the EHRC when it comes to the minority to which I belong?

Just measuring the numbers of gay people in the country will have no impact whatsoever on how they are treated. In fact, just the inclusion of this question could have a deletorious effect. As is ever the way when overpaid and under mentally-endowed socialist dipshits are entrusted with simple tasks.

And is the data going to be useful? Of course not. If it is voluntary, it is an incomplete record and less than useless. If it is compulsory, it is an invasion of privacy backed by government sanction. In which case, gay people will be as annoyed at being asked such a question as straight ones will (therefore the scope for a poor statistical result is huge), because ... and perhaps this will come as a bit of a surprise to Harman and the EHRC ... gay people are exactly like straight people. Some might say we are all, I dunno, equal? That is, not inferior as this initiative would seem to presume.

There simply isn't any point to this whatsoever.

Here. I have an idea. Suppose we agree that Harriet and her chums can't actually have intelligence, not having a brain, which is nobody's fault, even the Labour party, but we will defend their right to be completely fucking stupid and kick them out of office as soon as is humanly possible?

Now, there is definitely a point to that.




14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm just going to come out, and admit that I am a bisexual lesbian gay transexual transvestite heterosexual.

Anonymous said...

from transyvlania.

JuliaM said...

"If Harman and her fellow cerebrally-challenged muppets believe this is going to have any effect on equality in the UK, they should be strapped to a trolley and rolled down a very steep hill leading to a busy dual carriageway at the bottom."

Actually, they should have that done to them anyway. Even if they don't get to add this to the census...

"I'm just going to come out, and admit that I am a bisexual lesbian gay transexual transvestite heterosexual."

Could this become this census' 'Jedi Knight' factor?

Neal Asher said...

Come now, these pricks have about faced on everything. They support a religion that would kill homosexuals, oppresses women and would subjugate us under a religious theocracy - everything they were against only decades ago. This is just another example. They want the figures so they can push a bit more 'positive discrimination' which is 'discrimination' however you slice it. Everyone is equal but some are more equal than others etc. Par for the course really.

Snakey said...

Isn't asking about someone's sexuality on the census form a breach of the Human Rights Act Article 8 (the right to a private life)?

Pogo said...

I'll declare myself as "buysexual".. At my age and with my looks if I want sex I have to buy it! :-)
tin

Anonymous said...

And I suppose if the include "are you a pedophile" on the list they actually expect people to answer the question.

Why does any sensible, self respecting human being still live in the UK?
If I ever needed to reassure myself that leaving was the right decision, all I need to do is read your blog.

Outraged Englishwoman

sobers said...

Ali G said on one of his original shows (the funny ones) that his uncle Jamal was 'trisexual'.

Because he'd try anything sexual of course.

That answer might fox the census folks for a bit.

Anonymous said...

As bring homosexual is a sexual preference then perhaps we should all be asked ours ? Are you into necrophilia. bestiality, s & m, pedophilia etc.
What fucking business is it of anyone what people do in private.
If these 'alternative' sexual preference character didn't shout so loud about their sexuality and force Laws on 'protection' and equal rights then nobody would be any the wiser what they do in the bedroom (or public toilets)

blindcyclistsunion said...

I've always been confused (well, angered actually) by the whole "equality monitoring" thing. Surely the whole point of equality is that it ought not to relevant if I am black/gay/disabled/female/welsh or whatever the hell else.

Once you start asking, of course, you make it clear that is indeed considered relevant, sufficiently so that it needs to measured.

I can however answer the question :

"Why is it vital to measure it? For what purpose?"

Why because if your targets are not met between measuring points, you will know that your attempts at social engineering by legislation have failed.

And we know what the cure for that is, don't we ? That's right, more legislation of course!

Dick Puddlecote said...

On the button, Blind Steve ... as usual.

banned said...

"Trevor Phillips, has argued that it is vital to know how many gays, lesbians and bisexuals there are in Britain, where they live and what jobs they do ..." no doubt very handy for the BNP should they or their kind ever gain power.

Henry Crun said...

Will the answer "Mind your own fucking business" suffice?

neil craig said...

One of the reasons King Saul lost God's approval was because he ran a census. So Harrit Harman in line for a lightning bolt then.

(The other reason was because he let an enemy live - nice chap God)