Somebody at City Hall loves me – or is just doing their job, whatever – and has finally put Anthony Browne’s employment details onto the Mayor’s website.

There are a couple of amusing bits in the Job description…

6. To help promote the Mayor’s diversity policies.

9. To realise the benefits of London’s diversity by promoting and enabling equality of opportunities, and promoting the diverse needs and aspirations of London’s communities.

When I first read 9, I imagined that it was some kind of admonishment – “realise the damn benefits, Anthony” – but that was too optimistic. Anthony “Political Correctness “makes believers feel that no dissent should be tolerated“” Browne is the official promoter of diversity in London. His teeth must be being grated to the nerves.

On the other hand, it is possible that Brownes changed his views. He might no longer feel thatthe only thing we are licensed to be proud of is London’s internationalism“, he might have a more *ahem* nuanced argument about Muslims that “want to conquer the west and he might have lost his scepticism regarding ethnic diversity. I wouldn’t mind; in fact, I’d be rather pleased.

However, it would be nice to hear whether he has and, indeed, why. Not only because he’s been such a fierce critic of multiculturalism, but because it would be futile to have a Policy Director that disagrees with his own policies.

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5 Responses to Realise Those Benefits, Anthony…

  1. Helen says:

    How does abolishing CapitalWoman promote and enable equality of opportunities?

  2. BenSix says:

    I ummm…er…I…look over there, fireworks! fireworks!

  3. Someone says:

    You could do with a ‘contact us’ form or similar. I would like to ask a question but don’t want to ask it ‘in full view’ on the blog (or leave my name in the ‘name’ field – though you will undoubtedly guess what it is from the undisclosed email).

  4. BenSix says:

    Hello mysterious Someone,
    You’re quite right, we should get a contact address. In the meantime, feel free to use bensixATliveDOTcoDOTuk (with the AT changed to @ and the DOTs changed to .s).
    Ben

  5. [...] they’re not a reflection of his current views. As I’ve said, there’s no shame in changing your mind on something – we’ve all done it, me more than [...]

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