Shropshire Star: Equality for men?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

I had this letter in the Shropshire Star the other night …

Equality for men?

David Wright MP has endorsed Harriet Harman’s proposed new equalities bill (Shropshire Star, April 28).

His endorsement would be more convincing if half of it hadn’t been copied word for word from Harriet Harman’s own speech on the bill.

Equality is obviously very important to David Wright so I’m sure he will be calling on Harriet Harman, the Minister for Women & Equality, to explain why there is no Minister for Men and why the three Ministers for Equality are all women.

Stuart Parr

Do you know what, something tells me he won’t.

I can’t find his letter – the paper it was in was collected with the recycling in the week – but the press release it was copied from is on his website.  Here’s David Wright’s comment …

I believe in equality for people in Telford. I have supported the Government’s action such as challenging disability discrimination and outlawing age discrimination at work.

“It is a scandal that decades after the Equal Pay Act, women still get paid less than men for doing the same job. Industry has had long enough to sort this out and doesn’t have a leg to stand on complaining about the Government forcing companies to treat women fairly.

“This Bill is about fairness. It is about all people in our community getting fair treatment. So in Telford it might mean making sure there are extra park benches in local parks so older people can enjoy public spaces and providing play areas for younger people so that they can make the most of our parks. I welcome this and I will support it.”

Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, said:
“The Equality Bill is part of building a strong fair future for Britain out of the downturn. That means fairness and opportunity. Especially in tougher economic times, we need to face the problems fairly and we need to look for a fairer future.

“Though we have ensured new rights and opportunities for people with disabilities, for women, black and Asian people and older people – there is still unfairness and discrimination to tackle. And this Bill will take the action necessary to tackle it.

Isn’t he a good little socialist?  Those nasty big businesses making money and paying their taxes (apart from the Liebour-supporting socialist rag, the Guardian which gets a tax rebate on it’s multi-million pound profits) so that we can pay his £63k salary and £155k expenses.  Come the revolution, Comrade Wright will be rewarded generously for his loyalty to the party.

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  1. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    Every job I had I was on the same pay rate, as women who had been their the same length as time as I was, for doing the same job.

    This bill of Harperson is just bonkers from a bonkers party led by a bonkers prime minister.

  2. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Your female colleagues were obviously fortunate, revinkevin, but many other women workers aren’t. If you find it bonkers that employers might take advantage of people, then you must be bonkers yourself.

    And Wonko, the govt doesn’t give the cardigan a tax rebate because it is a snivling apologist (though it is) but because the paper is owned by a trust, whereas other papers are not.

    As for the telephone number salaries of MPs, the socialist tradition is for representatives to take only the average workers’ wage… sounds like your MP is something of a champagne (or cocaine?) socialist…

  3. Stan (222 comments) says:

    “Those nasty big businesses making money and paying their taxes”
    Luckily there is no wide-spread tax fraud or evasion in this country…..
    And the current investigation into illegal off-shore tax havens will doubtless find nothing to suggest there is any wrong doing
    And we can forget the Inland revenues tax write-offs which, year on year, are roughly ten times the amount lost in benefit fraud.

    “(apart from the Liebour-supporting socialist rag, the Guardian which gets a tax rebate on it’s multi-million pound profits)”

    Actually it made a loss –

  4. Stan (222 comments) says:

    “so I’m sure he will be calling on Harriet Harman, the Minister for Women & Equality, to explain why there is no Minister for Men”

    I’m still not sure what the role of a minister for men would be. I’m sure that if we could find enough reasons we could petition for one?

    Any ideas?

  5. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    Charlie Marks every one I know gets the same pay rate for the same job regardless of sex, the only difference is length of time increments.

    Most employers want to pay as little as possible and most workers want as much as possible and if things work right their should be a happy medium.

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