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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Which witch will get to sit in Wookey Hole?

The BBC tells us, in the business section no less, that a job centre is advertising a "witch" vacancy with tourist site Wookey Hole, in Somerset, for £50,000 a year. Now this has caused something of a stir. My first reaction was that this is very nearly the same amount that a MP gets. This might be a fitting job for one or two who may get the push next time round.

Applicants must be able to cackle and cannot be allergic to cats. They apparently need to be female. However, that's where the New Labour nonsense of "gender-specific jobs" comes in. The sex (yes sex, not the grammatical term gender) of a witch is female. We all know that. But when it comes to advertising for jobs these days, every job description is pored over by the new apparatchiks looking for any glimmer of politically incorrect terminology and implication.

We are told that due to sexual discrimination law, the job cannot demand that the post is filled by a woman. Under sexual discrimination law, unless Wookey Hole can provide "documentary proof that the original witch was female it can't issue a gender-specific job description". Now how on earth can they do that! The world is now having to fight against morons being in control of our lives. Why can't these humorless penpushers realise that a one-off job like this just requires a normal, usual looking witch. They don't want an ex-model or long-legged sex symbol. They just want a witch. And that means no warlocks too!

I hope they get their hands on a real witch. Then she can start by casting a few spells on this hapless government. Put Gordon Brown into a trance, stop him in his tracks and let him burble that we will have a general election before the month is out. I'd cast aside all Catholic doubt and shout hooray if that happened. Oh, the stuff of fantasy!


I'm a real witch - and I wouldn't touch Gordon Brown with my broomstick!

Oh and just for the record - witches are not specifically female; that more females than males died in the burning times was more due to the sexual hangups of the prosecutors than any thing else. Stewart Farrar, James Pengelly among many others are known as witches. BB

Not even a teensy-weensy spell to get him thinking?

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