The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

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Banning the ‘Burka’: a poor performance from UKIP

Posted by rantingkraut on January 17, 2010

Nigel Farage appeared on the BBC arguing that face covering Muslim dress should be banned on security grounds -which seemed uncontroversial- and because it is a symbol of the oppression of women and of a divided society. On the two latter points he lost the argument to his Respect opponent.

To argue that women who choose to wear burka or niqab are as a rule oppressed -even if they say otherwise- is essentially a feminist argument which requires hefty dose of social determinism to conclude that women can’t make genuine choices within a patriarchal society.

Alternatively, one could argue that the Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Atheism, Civil Liberties, immigration, Islamism, Libertarianism, monthly rant, Regulation, Religion | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Trevor Phillips Demands Quotas for Whites

Posted by rantingkraut on October 28, 2008

Trevor Phillips recently called for white quotas to protect low skilled whites from better qualified immigrant competition. This is intended to prevent them from supporting far right parties:
Mr Phillips argues that ministers should allow councils and education authorities to introduce measures favouring young whites unable to compete with highly-skilled immigrants and he says the financial crisis could trigger anti-immigrant feeling in the UK.” (source)
This blog has argued before that there is no such thing as positive discrimination. If local workers are not as well qualified Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in discrimination, immigration, monthly rant, Regulation, Socialism, UK politics | 1 Comment »

Irwin Stelzer on UK Immigration

Posted by rantingkraut on August 15, 2007

The Hudson Institute’s Irwin Stelzer comments on Immigration in today’s telegraph and while he raises some valid issues, he ignores others and seems oblivious to the contradictions and omissions in his argument. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in immigration, In The News, Regulation, UK politics | 1 Comment »