|| Ain't he dead yet?
||Jul. 8th, 2004 10:03 am|
"It applies equally to far-right evangelical Christians as to extremists of the Islamic faith"
So we won't be letting Bush back in, for example?
More seriously, laws of religious limitation are grossly inappropriate in any country with an official, constitutional state religion.
The bit about a minimum standard of English is grossly discriminatory. What about someone who has learning difficulties, or is deaf? They'd have more trouble attaining the minimum standard, but that doesn't mean they should be refused admission.
I was amused by my own naivety when I first read about this law - my initial reaction was "That's odd, Blunkett's the last person I'd expect to be pushing for measure to combat Islamophobia". A few sentances later I realised that wasn't what he had in mind :/