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My heart bleeds…

Oh dear, how sad, never mind. I’d shut the whole place down entirely myself.


  1. The Jannie says:

    I hope this might be a useful word. I give you:

    Quangocide n. Reducing government spending and thus the tax burden of the populace by eradicating spending on dubious and unnecessary control agencies and dens of cronyism.

  2. Humph says:

    “while we cannot see how it improves our day-to-day lives, if you look closer there is a great deal of valuable work going on across the various equalities “strands” ”


    God moves in mysterious ways.

    Good riddance to these arse-wafflers.

  3. SadButMadLad says:

    I like how some of the most highly recommended comments are those that do not shed a tear for its passing.

  4. Sam Duncan says:

    To borrow an expression from Instapundit: faster, please.

  5. Thornavis says:


    I’ve clicked a few of those myself, in fact it’s the only reason I go to the place at all and that rarely, to add my twopennorth of support for the odd voice of sanity. Of course I’m a Mail reading Tory Troll shilling for big business and supporting the EDL, obviously.

  6. Stonyground says:

    There was a brief news item recently that mentioned that the Government had abolished a huge number of quangos, there was also a brief mention of the amount of money that this had saved. I don’t recall what the actual figure was but it was a collosal amount of money. My first thought was that it was unbelievable that the government had been wasting that kind of money in the first place. Did New-Labour use quangos as a way of hiding the unemployment figures by giving large numbers of people pretend jobs? Do the present government have to whittle these pretend jobs down really gradually in order to prevent really horrible unemployment figures occurring?

    I’m sure that last year Trevor Phillips said something really stupid that proved that he didn’t understand the basic concept of equality at all. I will have to go off to google-land to see if I can refresh my memory.

  7. Lynne says:

    end race discrimination in employment
    But not the positive kind.

    …Cameron promised to change black Britain with “concerted action to overcome the racial barriers that exist in Britain today”
    Someone out there still believes iDave will deliver on a promise? Who knew? And how, exactly, can iDave ever hope to achieve such a fantastical thing as controlling the way every single person thinks? And why the fuck should we be forced to support any organisation who thinks this is a good thing?

    Now the coalition plans to slash the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to within an inch of its life.
    Nowhere near close enough!

    …if you look closer there is a great deal of valuable work going on across the various equalities “strands” to improve protection against unfair workplace practices.
    Like the way the standards bar has been dropped to accomodate enforced ethnic quotas? Does anyone think it’s a good idea to employ staff, especially in the emergency and health services, who cannot speak good English and whose standards of education aren’t up to scratch? Is it racist to insist upon the best the services can hope to provide?

    It has also defied the UK government on issues such as the Abu Qatada deportation…
    And we should be grateful for that? We should rejoice that the EHRC, which we are forced to pay for and which is eroding personal freedoms at the speed of light, sucks hate preaching, terrorist sympathiser cock? There’s a good reason to close the whole shebang down right there!

    More recently it emerged that the commission had prepared an even smaller annual budget of £18m.
    Thus eradicating 75% of its potential to inflict damage. Personally, I wouldn’t give the buggers 18p.

    RAB, that slice of Grauniad shite is a crock of gold at the end of any fisker’s rainbow.

  8. NickM says:

    “especially in the emergency and health services”

    And here is the practical rub. There are huge differences in ambulance/ER protocols across the world. I’m not saying any are better than others (I don’t know) but everyone in a system needs to know what to do. Maybe some are better or worse and I guess that is complicated in a (I hope) continually developing field. But everyone within the same system must know the shared protocols. Emergency medicine is at least as much about acting quickly as acting perfectly and that means everyone singig from the same hymnal.

  9. Sam Duncan says:

    A thought occurs though: are the people “slashing the EHRC to within an inch of its life” the same ones who’ve been privatizing the NHS for thirty-odd years? ‘Cos if so, I don’t think the race-baiters have much to worry about.

  10. Paul Marks says:

    In a free country people have freedom of speech – even if what they say is stupid and bigoted.

    And they have freedom of association (who they trade with and who they choose to employ) – even if they make their choices for daft bigoted reasons.

    Britain was (in the above respects) still a free country the year before I was born – 1965 (the year I was born) was when these freedoms started to be destroyed (the process continues).

    You lived in a (in these respects) free country RAB.

    I have not.

    I envy you.

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