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.