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Another reminder why we don’t have a Conservative government


You may have read in the news this weekend that our government has decided to attack Christianity once again (of course they would never dare attack Islam or Judaism) by siding with British Airways’ discrimination of Nadia Eweida, a BA employee who back in 2006 (yes, this case is still going on) was sacked for wearing a cross at work. This is despite men in turbans or women wearing the hijab being allowed to continue operating without intervention.

Mrs Eweida has been driven to take her case to the European Court of Human Rights and, guess what, our so-called Conservative-led Government is going to dispatch Ministers to Strasbourg to argue that BA was perfectly within its rights to dismiss her, because there is nothing in the “rules” of Christian observance that says you have to wear a cross.

Boris Johnson has an excellent piece on this story here.

How long must we wait for a Conservative government in this country? I fear the damage done since 1997 to the present date is too much for us to recover from.


Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

4 thoughts on “Another reminder why we don’t have a Conservative government

  1. This is a sickening imposition of the employer's identity choice on that of the worker's. It reeks of intolerance and small minded vindictiveness against those who don't share the employer's life choices. I find this pathetic, it's patently ridiculous! I'm Muslim, and if I don't find crosses offensive, who does?

  2. Thanks Manwar for your comment. If only everyone was as sensible as yourself, the world would be a better place.

  3. The only people who find crosses offensive are millitant secularists who due to their belief that they are interlectually superior, deserve to be offended anyway.

  4. I think that you are in denial on this Gavin. How many Tory MPs are actually saying that this is blatantly stupid? Not that many. If this had happened in the 1980s there wouldn't be a single Tory MP who wouldn't have shut up.Even people who think that this is silly in private are not speaking up. Can you imagine that Ben Gummer or Dan Poulter think that this is anything other than "Political Correctness gone mad"? But I haven't heard a peep from them. Why not? It's an easy thing to talk about, they don't seem to be privately stupid on this and they would have public opinion on their side. What cost would these two ambitious backbench MPs be paying for speaking out? This isn't a rhetorical question. I'm genuinely puzzled.

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