I have said it before, and I will say it again...in fact I said it yesterday...Nanny can't resist a bit of social engineering.
Why, oh why, do governments insist on this?
It only brings about pain and misery for those on the receiving end of the "engineering".
Anyhoo, Nanny's chums on the Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force recently decreed that companies that bid for multimillion-pound Government contracts will be rejected if they do not employ enough black and Asian workers.
This committee has formulated plans to question competing companies about their attitudes to race, before choosing which to employ. Firms will be asked to provide figures showing the numbers of their black and Asian employees. This figure will be compared with the proportion of people from ethnic minorities living near the company's offices, and will be a factor when deciding the winning bid.
That's right folks, skills no longer matter!
Firms must employ the "right mix" of people if they have a hope of working with Nanny.
How patronising to those "classified" by Nanny as being non white.
Iqbal Wahhab, chairman of the Ethnic Minority Advisory Group, a government-backed think-tank, said:
"These new procurement policies are required to assist employers in making more enlightened recruitment decisions.
It may be unpopular in certain quarters,
but the fact remains that we should not have been in this kind of position in the first place."
Society will only grow and flourish if it is based on a meritocracy, not on biased politically motivated patronage.
A spokesman for the British Chambers of Commerce said that the plans would hinder the competitive tendering process and make it more difficult and expensive.
"Public tenders are already complicated enough.
Lengthening the applications will only further dissuade businesses from applying for public work.
This will do nothing to ensure that government contracts go to the firms with the most competitive bids."
Nanny doesn't give a stuff about the cost, as it is us the taxpayer who funds her daft ideas.
Three pilot schemes are up and running in Job Centre Plus, the Identity and Passport Agency and the Department for Education and Skills.
A pathetic political sop to those who play the victim. Those who play the victim, will always be the victim.
Get off your knees and earn people's respect!