Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Battle really worth fighting.
Blair hints that BA may be wrong
The Prime Minister has made his first utterance about the row between British Airlines and Nadia Eweida and their long running dispute over their uniform policy. Ms. Eweida is claiming that she has been discriminated against by the policy that requires her to hide her Christian cross (as small as it is) beneath her uniform, which she refuses to do.
BA's uniform policy does not allow the wearing of jewelry, adornments, or religious symbols, as a matter of course for members of all faiths. Unless of course that the religious symbol is a hijab or a turban, which would 'not be practicable to wear beneath the uniform'.
Tony Blair in a question and answer session at the CBI's conference in London yesterday conceded that he was a fan of the airline and it's management but suggested that
"Some battles were really, really worth fighting, and that there are battles really, really not worth fighting" and "you are best to do the sensible thing - know what I mean?"
Curly suggests that Ms. Eweida ought to have worn a pectoral cross similar to that of the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu (pictured), it would hardly have been practicle to hide THAT under a uniform!
(The Prime Minister is now a practising Roman Catholic of course.)
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