Pay my mortgage Fight class divide, says Phillips
Mr Phillips said
The Equality and Human Rights Commission must be given
something to do the power to fight the class divide in Britain, its rent-seeking chairman has said.
Trevor Phillips told BBC Radio 4's World at One he would launch a "new assault" on
common sense inequality and wanted an excuse for extension to the organisation's existence remit.
The economic slowdown meant
his people were "very keen" for something to do change.
Everyone was "happy to take some of the
payment pain as long as that payment pain is shared amongst me and my mates fairly", Mr Phillips added.
A report by the commission
now says there is too much "vertical" division in Britain between social classes.
It states: "We are not just limiting our
job description [of inequality] by gender or race but we are also looking at this extremely important issue of our mortgage payments class."
Mr Phillips said: "We have
decided to invent tackle the causes that supposedly drive inequality in our society to suit our warped, self-serving agenda and I think, to be honest, the public is very, very easily misled keen on this at the present time.
"People can see the economic slowdown coming. Everyone
but us is happy to take some of the pain as long as that pain is shared fairly and what we want to do is to make sure that the burden doesn't fall on us unfairly on some groups rather than others."
BBC home affairs editor Mark Easton said this was "a radical departure which is likely to be criticised by some as an implicitly political policy from a statutory body that must remain independent of party ideology".
No sh*t, Sherlock!
It would "mean taking on the wealthy and educated middle class who are
already struggling to keep their heads above water despite the best efforts of rent-seeking parasitical self-loathers adept at playing the system to the advantage of their families", he added.
My apologies to the BBC.