“Well Nick you certainly have all the qualifications and experience that we require to work as a Media advisor to the Labour Party. However because of the nature of the job and the fact that you will be working closely with Labour MP's I would like to ask you some questions. Are you a member of the Labour Party ?”Can Griffin win?
“Frankly Harriet I don't see how that question is relevant to my ability and qualifications to do the job.”
“Well you see Nick because of the type of organisation we are we need to know that all our staff comply with our values and principles so I must ask you once again are you a member of the Labour Party ?”
“Since you ask I am a member of the BNP but that won't affect my ability to do this job. My membership of the BNP is a purely personal matter”
“I'm sorry Nick but if you are a practicing member of the BNP then you simply cannot be employed by the Labour Party"
"That Harriet is nothing more than prejudice and Discrimination. I will sue you in an employment Tribunal"
Well no, because the Labour Party, unlike religious groups would have been exempt under the Harman legislation. See Neil's blog for an explanation. Harman's legislation wouldn't have allowed us to refuse him employment!
I have added Neil's Religion Law blog to the side bar.