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Last night there was a "trade unionist" for professional footballers on Newsnight (such an oppressed minority dontcha know!) giving forth about sexism, racism, homophobia and prejudice against baked beans. OK, I made that last bit up, but the rest is true.
At one stage Mr. Who-He (OK, I made that bit up too) said that a key aspect to making this a better country to live in (copyright Miss World circa 1974) was to stop children in playgrounds saying "that's so gay" as a means of calling things pathetic.
I thought to myself, do professional footballers really have nothing they could "make better" to improve society other than children saying "that's so gay?" How about greed, corruption, foul language, dissent, cheating, drugs, rape, infidelity... just for a start!
Picking up SAS Eddie today from the train station I told him of this (probably extremely over-paid) footballer's angst about the (allegedly) offensive language of schoolchildren. No, not foul language which they copy off footballers who should know better, but supposedly "homophobic" language.
SAS Eddie simply replied: "Now, that is gay."
I couldn't have put it better myself.
P.S. As far as I know there is only one piece of law which openly discriminates as a matter of fact - actually preventing anyone in this land from entering the upper echelons of power, and that is the Act of Settlement which has seen members of the Royal Family and their spouses removed from the line of succession for becoming or marrying Catholics (despite the English/British monarchy being rooted in Catholicism). It does not apply to any protestant, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, homosexual or Jedi/Sith. Now that's so gay.