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Asking for trouble. In a fairly substantial way

From Lords Hansard:

"Baroness Warsi: To ask Her Majesty's Government which religions and faiths are officially recognised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon): The Equality and Human Rights Commission recognises all religions and faiths".

Hmm. Let us say that I decide to subscribe to the First Presleytarian Church of Elvis the Divine or define myself as a Jedi Knight, should I then be able to avail myself of the full panoply of protections etc under equality law? Equally well, should the same apply to any ethical / moral system that I cook up which owes nothing to the divine?

Could it be that Baroness Royall just gave Warsi a pat answer rather than go through a list, with no thought for what she was letting herself in for? Her religious, or other, affiliation has not been revealed by Google.

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Anonymous Geoff said... 5:34 pm

The Baroness appears to have an interest in such affairs. My blog, as you know, (no link as it is an impudence to link to oneself) has an interest in affairs military, and I was considering a blog about:

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com/pa/ld200809/ldhansrd/text/90223w0002.htm

"To ask Her Majesty's Government what religions and faiths are recognised by the British Armed Forces. [HL1352]"

Might do a post this evening if the mood takes me.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:48 pm

Good spot. I would also be tempted to make an ungallant observation about 'Baroness' Taylor's lantern jaw.  



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