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Some less than well-thought out copy writing

Found on the Register, so here it is for non-geeks:

It requires "...two enthusiastic and committed individuals to lead the West Sussex Racist Incidents Team into its next exciting phase. You will be responsible for co-ordinating racist incidents across West Sussex ..".

They advertised it in The Grauniad, naturally.
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Blogger Matt Dean said... 2:28 pm


Anonymous verity said... 2:31 pm

I'm sorry, I can't laugh at the poor English because my skin crawled at the whole concept of a Racist Incidents Team. Britain never does anything in moderation, does it? Does any other country in the developed world have so many teams of thought martinets- all of them creating work, "achievements" and hitting targets for themselves? Is any other country in the world subject to such prescriptive thinking?

How do the British stand it? Or is everyone just standing back, agreeing to be bullied and harrassed by self-righteous ignoramuses in the expectation of getting their own turn soon?  

Blogger Ed Clarke said... 3:02 pm

I thought co-ordinating racist incidents would be against the law! Imagine if the header was changed to feature a different organisation!  

Blogger The Hitch said... 3:16 pm

Oh bollocks
Ive just re read the ad
I thought it was for my ideal job
Turns out they want people to stop racist incidents  

Anonymous verity said... 3:17 pm

How bizarre! I was just about to type "Where is the artist formerly known as The Hitch?" and lo and behold ...  

Anonymous David Allen said... 4:01 pm

And this crap is coming from a CONSERVATIVE council!!! What is the point of campaigning for Conservative victories, when, in power, they enact all the same PC garbage as the worst Labour councils? AND they keep pouring their advertising dollars into The Guardian, which is dedicated to the defeat of our party.
You might like to contact the Chairman of the council (whose details are here) and let her know what you think of this lunacy!:
Mrs Margaret Johnson DL
Email: margaret.johnson@westsussex.gov.uk  

Blogger Tony said... 4:46 pm

If the government forces a county council to have a department dedicated to race issues then it has to implement it - or lose a substantial amount of its grant. It is the council executives and officers who hire staff, not the councillors themselves.

The issue resides with central government. However I would be interested to know what response you get from Mrs Johnson.  

Blogger Praguetory said... 7:09 pm

Are you sure you haven't spotted a mask slipping, C? PS I'm pretending not to be back yet, but I am.  

Anonymous verity said... 7:17 pm

"two enthusiastic and committed individuals"

In other words two drooling fanatics.

"into its next exciting phase" Exciting for who? The two officious busybodies?  

Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 9:26 pm

I'm so pleased I live in the London Borough of Barnet rather than Worthing or Bognor Regis.  

Blogger Newmania said... 12:15 am

H a ha ha ha ...oh dear me ,( wipes eyes and holds sides )Its next "exciting phase", no less. How exciting was the first one then? .

The possibilities are endless ;a weedy Sweeny pootling along in a Toyota Prius and armed to the teeth with tut-tuts and forms . Or… where will the masked race-crime fighting duo strike next ?BLAM.. POWWEEE.. take that you politically incorrect thought criminal. “ Gosh-bat bureaucrat it makes me so mad to see these inadequately sensitive comments in the office”
“ I know Boy-Agenda our fight is eternal…”
They couldn’t be Starsky and Hutch though, not unless they found a less stereotypical snitch than Huggy Bear.”, and I don’t suppose the underreporting of black on white crime will be high on the list of racist practice to stomp on .

VERITY- There is, quite genuinely, a target for targets. Has anyone else noticed the PC brigade are regaining a little confidence lately . I had become a weary of face slapping ,on that front, but I see the old swishy hand has more work to do.

We must come up with a new phrase though ‘Political correctness gone mad ‘,is beyond satire.

Nice one C.  

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