After their “landmark” decision to scrap the accountable Cabinet System capable of making decisions and move to a method where they can talk a lot and parade their feathers for the press gallery, the Full Council meeting moved directly onto important business which was vital to the well-being of the people of the County and directly “in touch” with the thoughts and fears of so many.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s first order of business was to decide to stop using the male pronouns throughout all council literature.
They decided today – and when I say “they” I do of course mean the Rainbow Coalition (my name, not theirs) – to move to gender-neutral pronouns. Immediately, there was a clap of thunder. The ground shook. The heavens opened and the glorious light of Political Correctness illuminated Shire Hall with its warm and gentle ambiance.*
So who pushed this through. Labour, the Lib Dems, the “Independents”, and a whole bunch of UKIP.
Yes. You heard me right. I did say UKIP. Those scourges of political correctness in all its forms. That stalwart ally of “Common Sense” and “Tradition.” They did indeed help pass a motion whereby council staff must now attempt to make tens of thousands of pages of council literature “Gender Neutral” throughout.
We’re lucky we have UKIP here, huh? Without them, these European Union ideas would spread endlessly:-
A WEST Midlands UKIP MEP has added his voice to criticism of European Parliament “gender neutral” moves.
Mike Nattrass has attacked the Parliament for banning MEPs from using terms such as “Mr” and “Mrs”.
He also hit out at the ban, which will prohibit MEPs from using terms including “Senora” and “Senorita”, “sportsmen” and “statesmen”.
Mr Nattrass said: “The move is absolutely ridiculous. Will the men’s and ladies’ toilets have to be renamed in the EU Parliament to adhere to this absurd and preposterous idea?”
A new “gender neutral” language pamphlet urges Euro MPs to not use terms like “Miss” and “Mrs”, “manageress” and “Madame” which, it is claimed, could offend female MEPs.
The pamphlet has already come under fire from West Midlands Conservative MEP, Philip Bradbourn.
Mr Nattrass says the guidance is “complete and utter nonsense”, adding all MEPs should “ignore it”.
He said: “The pamphlet just beggers belief. It is an insult to the intelligence of both male and female MEPs.
“It is yet another example of why we should pull out of the European Union and shows how Brussels is even attempting to ban perfectly acceptable words, which appear in the dictionary.
“When will these Eurocrats realise that ‘mankind,’ ‘human’ and ‘humanity’ are not gender specific, so are they going to take the ‘man’ out of the word woman?”
* Flight of fancy, not a claim that is factually accurate. Have to say this or else there’ll be yet another Complaint against me for “lies, damn you, lies” or something. :)