First they came for the … ?

On Tuesday 16th April the Government are planning to abolish section 3 of the Equality Act 2006. This will effect everyone.

It is the repeal of part 1 s3 General Duty of the Equality Act 2006 and is worded as below:

3  General duty

The Commission shall exercise its functions under this Part with a view to encouraging and supporting the development of a society in which—

(a)people’s ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination,

(b)there is respect for and protection of each individual’s human rights,

(c)there is respect for the dignity and worth of each individual,

(d)each individual has an equal opportunity to participate in society, and

(e)there is mutual respect between groups based on understanding and valuing of diversity and on shared respect for equality and human rights.

If this goes through it will mean:

(1) people’s ability to achieve their potential is  limited by prejudice or discrimination.

(2) there is no respect for and protection of each individual’s human rights.

(3) there is no respect for the dignity and worth of each individual.

(4) each individual does not have an equal opportunity to participate in society.

(5) there is no mutual respect between groups based on understanding and valuing of diversity and on shared respect for equality and human rights.

WE MUST NEVER ALLOW THIS TO BE REPEALED.

reblogged from both: http://diaryofansahstrokesurvivor.wordpress.com

and: http://samedifference1.com

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Yes the more i read about politics the more I begin to understand violence.

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    • Glad you found me. I’m leaning towards a revolution being the most successful (in terms of time) way forward. (if only I had the energy)
      I’m concerned about the after effects of thatchers funeral today – maybe we won’t be fooled for long.

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  2. ummm, why is this even being considered for repeal?

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    • It seems to me that it does not make money. Any thing that does not fit the capitalist mould is out!

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      • I don’t think any one “pure” ism works – I think that we need to have a blend of many isms, as we have a blend of many people, many religions. If all we worry about is our own financial advancement and not our neighbor’s, then society must fall. When no-one is responsible for the part of the whole, then the whole is diminished. New math!

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