A tip of the hat to Philip Davies MP for this, presumably intended to point to the absurdity of pointing out gender pay gaps, but regrettably an inevitable consequence will be future positive discrimination for BME candidates in recruitment and promotion, and in consequence negative discrimination against white candidates (generally men). An extract:
Conservative MP Philip Davies asked the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for a breakdown of salaries for its staff, and requested specific attention to be paid to gender, the status of disability and ethnicity.
Results found that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff are paid almost £10,000 less annually than their white counterparts for both full-time and part-time employment.
Responding to the question, foreign office Minister Sir Alan Duncan went on to state that staff in the FCO are paid “according to standard salary scales” but went on to admit that there isn’t enough BME representation in senior positions. [my emphasis]
As soon as people with influence accept the false premise that there’s a ‘problem’ to be fixed – in this case, ‘there isn’t enough BME representation in senior positions’ – it becomes impossible for them to resist imposing the ‘solution’, which is invariably positive discrimination for those with ‘protected characteristics’, as per the Equality Act. The Act cynically terms positive discrimination ‘positive action’, but it amounts to exactly the same thing in practice.
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