Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Quango Targets Office Christmas Parties

A Government quango, Acas, has sent an advice pamphlet to businesses warning of the dangers of Christmas parties. Apparently, businesses may be sued if the music at such events is aimed at the younger members of the firm. And having a rally with an alcoholic prize could offend Muslim workers.

What's more, Christmas trees are only allowed because they are "not inherently religious" and therefore it is "difficult to argue that they cause offence to non-Christians".

How about the offence to Christians of not being allowed to celebrate Christmas as they used to? How about the offence to non-Muslims of not being able to win alcoholic beverages because of the minority Muslims in their office? Yet again we see multiculturalism exposed as imposing the will of the minority on the majority. Except in this case, the minority probably do not care. Many will say this is political correctness gone mad; but the very notion of being politically correct is crazy.