‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

February 8, 2013 5 Comments
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…until you realise you’re the one getting stuck with the bill:

A 14-year race discrimination court battle has cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds.

Equality campaigner Natasha Sivanandan won £420,000 in compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for a job.

A job..? In what department, I wonder?

The row began in June 1999 when 58-year-old Ms Sivanandan, from Wood Green, north London, applied for a job as a training and development coordinator and race discrimination case worker with Hackney Action for Racial Equality (HARE).She was turned down for the post with the charitable advice service, partly funded by Hackney, following an interview in July that year.

Within months she had started proceedings against both HARE and the Council, alleging victimisation under sex and race discrimination legislation.

She claimed that she had been treated unfairly in the interview because she had already brought a discrimination case against HARE after being turned down following a previous job interview.

Race hustler group tries to hire race hustler to shake down everyone else, finds itself shaken down. It is to laugh.

Until you realise that – as the ‘Aliens Vs Predator’ tagline goes – ‘Whoever wins, WE lose..’

The payout is merely the latest for Ms Sivanandan, who has successfully taken various bodies – mainly anti-racism groups – to court over more than 25 years.

Well, why not? Someone else will always pay…

But what could prompt someone to do something like this (apart, that is, from filthy lucre)?

Her father Ambalavaner Sivanandan, director of the Institute of Race Relations think tank, told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘Her actions have been unconscionable. She has taken money from the organisations I have fought to help.’

Hmmm.

I’m all for people working out their deep-seated psychological issues, but I’m not sure I want to pay for them to do it.

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5 Responses to ‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

  1. Viscount Rectum
    February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Who funds the “Institute for the Insane British.”

  2. Tatty
    February 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Man with chip on shoulder raised daughter with gigantic spud on hers. He’s shocked… shocked, I say. Haven’t these people ever heard of “The Cycle Of Abuse”.

    If only schadenfraude weren’t so expensive.

    • Voice of Reason
      February 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Try the generic Schadenfreude, which costs only 10% of the brand name stuff.

      • Tatty
        February 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

        Ahuh, I get mine off t’Internet ;)

  3. February 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    You should google her name. You’ll come across another case of hers.

    link to telegraph.co.uk

    Not a nice person at all.

    And for a chip on the shoulder, you should read this.

    link to publications.parliament.uk

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