And sure enough the voters will give Labour a bit of a push forwards, over the cliff of electoral oblivion, in 2010. It goes without saying that no serious study of the 'gender pay gap' has concluded that it is caused by evil sexist employers, but facts don't actually matter.
Equality Minister Harriet Harman has defended controversial plans to encourage firms to discriminate in favour of female and ethnic minorities job candidates.
The new Equalities Bill is also expected to force employers to disclose salary structures in a bid to make the pay gap between men and women more transparent.
Responding to criticism that the plans could discriminate against white men, Ms Harman said "you don't get progress if there isn't a bit of a push forward".
Update: Anonymous in the comments raises the question, is Harperson a BNP mole?
Update: I've just watched the BBC news coverage of the story, basically they declared with zero evidence that ethnic minorities and women need help in the workplace and are being discriminated against. For balance they said that critics of the law had accused the government of 'political correctness', which is no doubt true but is hardly the central criticism is it? It's an old BBC trick to present the left's case as being factual and evidence based but to present the right as basing their positions on emotive gut reactions.