Friday, 21 January 2011

Mothers banned for being British

Two mothers were barred from joining a council-funded women and children's group because they were British.

According to the Daily Telegraph Emma Knightley, 25, and Kimberley Wildman, 27, went to the group because it was free, while the other groups in the area charged £2. However, when the organisers learned they were British they were told to leave with their children Imogen, 21 months, and Olivia, 18 months.

The 'Making Links' playgroup in St Neots, Cambs, is funded by public money.

The two mothers accused the group of discrimination. Mrs Knightley said: "The first thing I was asked about was my nationality and when I said I was British I was told we had to leave."

So far an everyday story of discrimination against the native Brits. But this is where it gets more interesting: a spokeswoman for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said under the Equality Act 2010 it is not unlawful to set up a group especially for a particular ethnic or national group.

Er, so why did they take the BNP to court for restricting membership to native Brits?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because the BNP is a political party, and this is a charity.

Is this really so difficult for you to understand?

Nationalist said...

Read it again...

"A spokeswoman for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said under the Equality Act 2010 it is not unlawful to set up a GROUP especially for a particular ethnic or national group."

No mention of party or charity there.

Worse, this wasn't a group for a particular nationality, it was for all nationalities apart from one.

Unrepentant British Nationalist said...

Unfortunately, I believe Anonymous is correct. The powers that be needed to ensure all the various charities that advocate on behalf of ethnic minorities were protected but the BNP was criminalised - so political parties are a special case!

Nationalist said...

You could be right UBN, but that's not what the CEHR spokeswoman said.