Equality Bill

21st November 2005

During the Equality Bill debate, raises the point that society has changed over the years and that there is now a need for a body charged with the job of monitoring discrimination and bigotry.

 

Mr. Newmark: Does my hon. Friend not understand that our society has changed over the years? Does he not agree that there is indeed discrimination against blacks, against Muslims and against people of all sort of races, and that we need a body to keep an eye on such bigotry in our country?

Bob Spink: I agree, of course, that we must tackle discrimination in all its evil forms. I want to do that and I think that we can do that without creating a single body made up of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who push their biased agendas on society. Society has changed over the years and will continue to do so, but it must change organically. It is not for some bureaucratic body to force that change through against the wishes of the people.

 

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