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If you want to see the double-speak and the ludicrous assertions that officials are forced into by government decrees on what people should think, take a look at North Norfolk district council’s combined equality scheme.

Councils are required to implement equality reviews for race, gender and disability, although not for sexuality; however, mine has chosen to, ostensibly because they believe that they will soon be forced to, but I suspect it’s more to do with the fact that the black person living here was out when they called (see title), which makes it much harder to spend our money asking him how he feels about life.

The results of the survey? Apparently the facts that 50% of people here disapprove of same-sex relationships being legally recognised, and 60% of people here think that children are better brought up by a heterosexual couple,  are evidence of ‘homophobia’. Isn’t it interesting how disagreeing with the government on a controversial matter of policy is a mental illness now?

But hang on, if 60% think this policy is mistaken, why is the local council trying to change attitudes? Isn’t it supposed to represent the people of the area? No, it is not. It is the arm of the government in the locale, and it is answerable to them, not you. Our local government is not a representative body, and hence pushes what the government wishes our morals to be, not what they are and what we want them to be. This shall be a theme we will explore further!

Worried by racism, the council has decided to run a black history month next winter. The cost, at £250, almost seems too low to get upset about. But that’s missing the point: I would never dream of spending so much of my own money or the money of an organisation I was involved in on such a patently useless event. Government idiocy inures us to this completely irrational waste on a small scale by shovelling our money out of the window on big programmes. We should demand reason rule the spending of every budgetary item.


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