Finally I am to be considered as a minority - White Irish!! My llife just got even better. I am assured of promotion steps on time, access to housing at public expense, no end of benefits, allowances and courses and best of all, a chance for employment with the environmental agency!!
Seriously though - it's ironic to see the Environmental Agency polluting our lives with this kind of garbage policy making.
What is more saddening, is that these rules are being made to work by PC, pop music, social studies degree carrying white English/British people.
The excuse given about giving a minority person at a job they wouldn't normally get is ludicrous........................Arrghhhhhhhhh Bollicks! ukel:
Is there a formula to determine the ratio of White/English, White/Irish, White/Welsh and White/Scottish that constitutes an applicants racial mix? I have a number of great-great grandparents (and earlier) from backgrounds other than England (and I'd hazard a guess that this affects many other "English" too). When will the trendy lefty bleeding heart liberals realise that the "U" in the UK stands for United and that people move around - any distinction between English, Welsh, Irish or Scottish in terms of racial/ethnic background is academic; while there may well be a difference in attitudes based on current political winds, in terms of ethnic mix, we're one small melting pot that has been well stirred over the years!
Time for a colourblind attitude to recruitment, this is illegal under Equality laws anyway. With national papers reporting on stories like this fairly regularly, the only group that will benefit is the BNP, a complete disaster for everyone.
This kind of thing does'nt surprise me in the least.
Up until a few years ago, I regularly enquired about joining the Fire Brigade but was told each time "sorry not recruiting at the moment" blah blah blah......
Anyway, I've got a friend (who's got a friend) in the fire service who passed him an application pack and told him to tick the ethnic minority box when he sends it in.
Now, you should realise that my mate is white british, but would easily pass for an ethnic of sorts, due to his general appearance (his great gramps was Egyptian).
So; he did what he was told to (this was only approx 2 years ago), and within a month, he was invited to an interview and fitness test, and was eventually accepted. ukel:
Ironically, he decided not to take with the job.