Sunny Hundal is the scourge of PCness. He sees himself as a Tribune of the oppressed and sees racism all over the place. Or at least so it seems in this attack against Philip Davies, the Tory MP for Skipton.
He flags up a Daily Mail piece in which Mr Davies attacks Channel 4,
Hundal goes on the offensive,
Conservative MP Philip Davies yesterday attacked the political correctness at
the company saying it should employ people on merit.…He asked why, given that
Channel 4 already had 12 per cent of its staff from an ethnic minority
background, as compared with eight per cent of the general public, it needed
special programmes like these.
When Channel 4 explained the staffing figures as
being down the fact it is based in the capital, Davies told bosses: ‘You’re not
a London broadcaster, you are a national broadcaster.’
This kind of stupidity is quite easy to destroy. If Davies wants Channel 4 toHe isn't demanding anything of the sort. He is merely pointing out that Channel 4 is being discriminatory in its hiring policy. At no point does Mr Davies call for a white quota. That exists only in Sunny's too quick to be offended head.
employ people on merit rather than represent people according to percentages,
then why is he demanding that C4 represent whites according to their proportion
of the population?
At the session Mr Davies said schemes like a recent bursary for African, Caribbean, Bangladeshi and Pakistani students, were effectively depriving white people of the same equal opportunities.Davies does ask the question as to whether Channel 4 is biased against whites. Which in the light of the facts (and yes, Channel 4 is a national broadcaster) may be a fair point. Particularly in the light of the revelations about the Foreign Office's discriminatory trainee policy revealed in the last week. And of course Jeremy Paxman's admission that Mr Davies is right from a year or so ago in relation to the BBC.
He asked why, given that Channel 4 already had 12 per cent of its staff from an ethnic minority background, as compared with eight per cent of the general public, it needed special programmes like these.
When Channel 4 explained the staffing figures as being down the fact it is based in the capital, Davies told bosses: 'You're not a London broadcaster, you are a national broadcaster.'
He told Channel 4 chiefs: 'It seems to me that among your figures the people who are under-represented at Channel 4 are white people not ethnic minorities.
'It seems a bit bizarre that an organisation that is over-representative of ethnic minorities should be trying to do more of these things.'
He added: 'What about white people are you not interested in employing white people?'
Sunny is obviously upset that the commanding hieghts of British culture are no longer the natural home of the PC brigade, and it is smarting.