We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Posts Tagged: Equality
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
The Tories often appear to have been more worried about enfranchising working-class men than ladies of property.
Adam Holloway: This affirmative action reshuffle was wrong. Why not just appoint the best person to the job?
Many ministers are indeed well-suited – but it feels as if this is a secondary consideration: just check their CVs, and ask if we might sometimes choose better.
The idea that those now entering old age somehow had it easy is completely wrong. And so is the myth that they are intolerant and narrow-minded.
Standard disabled toilets are not enough to make important venues and attractions open to all. The Government must push for more Changing Places.
Alex Morton: Identity politics is wrong – and bad for Tories, too. So if May is staking a revival on it, her difficulties will deepen.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
The first piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which will be launched in Parliament this week.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
In the current climate, this controversial announcement seems reasonably unsurprising. The issue is by no means straightforward, however.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
David Goodhart: It’s time to listen to mainstream Britain, and defend a mother’s right to stay at home for longer
There is no need to keep fighting the last equality war – our society should allow women to choose pure egalitarianism or more traditional gender roles.
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
Every day in the UK we get together to wonder why Britain abandoned the idea of fairness.