The Equality Act, as Star Etheridge knows perfectly well, also contains the Disability Discrimination Act.
All anti-discrimination legislation serve to burden British businesses with unnecessary costs. Only big business has the necessary resources and personnel to comply with such intrusive and unnecessary legislation that only serves to make British businesses less able to compete internationally.
Repealing the Equality Act would cut off one of the legs of feminism, and, because it is really thought-crime legislation, it should also be repealed on libertarian grounds. UKIP claim to be a libertarian party but apparently do not recognise thought-crime legislation when they see it. Of all things that would be offensive to libertarians, you would have thought that thought-crime legislation of all things would be offensive to libertarians, but you would think wrong.
Dan Hannan MEP to give him credit has said he would repeal the Equality Act 2010 in a crowded room last November during the launch of Conservatives for Liberty http://con4lib.com, so all hope is not lost, otherwise it will only be the BNP who will say in their manifesto that they would repeal it. In fact, these days they can probably only bring themselves to say they will repeal just the Race Relations Act part of it.
|Star Etheridge, UKIP Disabality Spokeswoman who would not want to repeal the Equality Act 2010. It seems UKIP have been taken over by women like her. |