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.