Monday, May 22, 2006

Ruth Kelly: ambiguous as ever

In the latest Pink Paper, it is reported that Ruth Kelly turned down a request for an interview with the paper. Instead one of her staff sent the non-committal and ambiguous statement. The one we have heard before.

“As secretary of state with responsibility for equalities, I will fight discrimination wherever it exists, whether it be on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or age.”

Hell Ruth, anyone can say the above as it is so abstract and meaningless. C’mon, define what you mean without the ambiguity. And don’t you think you are alienating lesbian and gay voters?

So the question I ask is, who exactly is Ruth Kelly accountable to as an elected public official, Opus Dei or the Labour Party?