THE REAL MEANING OF EQUALITYDIVERSITYSOLIDARITY


08/06/06 Cameron outlines new ‘equality’
 
 

But he said that while he wanted greater equality and redistribution, that did not mean penalising the super-rich.

"My view is that the greatest concern we should have is not the gap between David Beckham’s wages on the one hand, and someone on benefits on the other," he said.

"I don’t think making the top 1% richest poorer makes the 10% poorest richer."

 

Comment: My response to David Cameron on Equality stakes:

 

Date: 08/06/06 20:30:18
Subject: Re: CAMDEN LIB DEMS & CONSERVATIVES – WIN-WIN PACT
 
David
 
I am flattered that you have, seemingly, taken on another angle on Equality debate. This is my forte.
 
The BBC News declare: He declared "the war is over" between Conservatives and public sector workers.
 
I am glad you admit there was a war because my assessment, despite working in a loony Labour Council to start with in 1978, has been that Conservatives wanted VFM even from public services. I subscribed to that principle as I subscribed to TQM (Total Quality Management & TQ Culture). This is what the Labours Best Value has been about. There are innumerable cowboys in top and middle positions in public services that thwart the innovative ones because they fear being ‘shown up as nincompoops’. These people are not public servants – they are public parasites – there for an easy life at any cost. To trust them to deliver will be akin to making Dracula the Chief Executive of the World Blood Bank.
 
The issue of war between Conservatives and public servants may be the spin by another cowboys run union viz Unison. I opted out of it since my re-instatement in my job since 21 July 1997. You cannot hope to appease those people by making the noises that you have made. BME members are most unhappy and dissatisfied with this Union. You may attract the cowboys but not the ‘Indians’.
 
I am writing to you in this language because although you have the right agenda – your approach needs more insight. This is where people like me come in. I have over 28 years of innovative frontline experience in local government. Only the frontline public servants are innovative because they understand and live the systems inside-out. If you want to know – you know where to look.
 
Rather than saying: "I don’t think making the top 1% richest poorer makes the 10% poorest richer." – in the truest sense of equality you ought to be saying "I don’t think making the top 1% richest little less richer makes the 10% poorest richer"
 
If one one hand you talk about redistribution as being sensible and fair you cannot contradict by such blatantly obscene quote: "My view is that the greatest concern we should have is not the gap between David Beckham’s wages on the one hand, and someone on benefits on the other."
 
In my view the concern ought to be precisely that – why should people be earning obscene money around £140,000 per week or more for providing no or little public value save for repetitive, consistent and reliable National disappointments each time and every time since 1966? Furthermore, why should such people be the majority in being nominated for Knighthoods, Lordships & such like? What possible contribution can these people make in improving the quality of life of the people of Britain with generations of settled disadvantage?
 
Best regards
 
Anant
 
——-Original Message——-
 
Date: 05/26/06 12:58:18
Subject: CAMDEN LIB DEMS & CONSERVATIVES – WIN-WIN PACT
 
Mark
 
Given your commitment for future development of MK and the community-led questions in the House of Commons, I feel that Ruth Jury should not let the opportunity pass in securing a partnership working with LIB DEMS like Camden have done or with Labour.
 
Given that the new Mayor is also a Conservative and desiring social inclusion in line with David Cameron’s vision – there was this ideal opportunity to secure joined-up working for the benefit of the entire MK Community.
 
May be you disagree but these are my thoughts.
 

I read that you left your seat on the ODPM Select Committee. Why? Were you coerced?

 
Kind regards
 
Anant
 

AND VINDICATING EVIDENCE FROM SIR BILL MORRIS – ABOUT TO BE LORD MORRIS – POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER MAY BE RECIPROCATING GRATITUDE (NOT FAVOURS) FOR PEERAGE TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS?

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5063302.stm

 

Although I have respect for Sir Bill – it goes to show how people who champion the causes of the under-paid, under-valued and oppressed workers – suddenly change their allegiance once in ‘August company’?

 

Although his view supports my e-mail a day earlier to David Cameron, Compassionate Conservative Leader, about the hypocrisy in the unions like Unison which has acquired a monolithic stature – too big, cumbersome, bureaucratic and barriered to accord equality of access, information or treatment to its members who pay for its support through their noses – to be fair to the struggling masses – I had to call a spade a spade irrespective of his Black & Minority Ethnic Role Model Status. Allthemore he ought to be exemplary.

 

I rest my case.

 

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