The civil service wokefest is just the tip of an un-merry Christmas iceberg, says Nana Akua

Nana Akua reacts after civil servants were told to call their Christmas parties, 'festive celebrations'.
Nana Akua reacts after civil servants were told to call their Christmas parties, 'festive celebrations'.

Unlearning whiteness – Sounds ridiculous, but that’s what they're spending our money on.

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Unlearning whiteness – Sounds ridiculous, but that’s what they're spending our money on.

At a time when we are being taxed to the eyeballs, the government is shelling out billions on this nonsense.

Things like 'unconscious bias' training in the Civil Service, and on Groupthink that is turning Christmas into a woke fest, in the form of the official Civil Service 'faith and belief toolkit' which states that Christmas parties are permitted but managers should 'think about the venue and bear in mind that not everyone consumes alcohol'

For goodness sake.

All this In the name of diversity and inclusion, we are paying people to come up with this tosh.

A report by the Conservative Way Forward group due for release tomorrow will apparently state that £7 billion of public money is being spent on 'politically motivated and divisive activities' a lot of it on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, EDI.

And jobs in it are costing us the taxpayer around £557 million per year with further billions spent on the quangos and on contributions, one of which to an Arts Council campaign on 'unlearning whiteness'.

Ridiculous.

In this latest debacle, civil servants have apparently been told they must refer to their Christmas parties as 'festive celebrations'.

And that they cannot drink alcohol if members of their team are sober in order to promote diversity and inclusion and that end of year events should be just that with no reference to Christmas whatsoever because it excludes people of different faiths.

One civil servant told the Telegraph that the team had been told to find a restaurant that didn’t serve alcohol so that it didn’t 'exclude' a member of staff who does not drink.

Seriously what on earth is going on!

They claimed: “We’re in a situation where, in the name of inclusivity, one member of staff is being allowed to dictate what other members of staff can or cannot drink."

Even their department’s festive quiz was held without alcohol just in case people got drunk and misbehaved. That’s the whole point..

You should’ve seen our Christmas party, it was fab, plenty of booze, sadly I missed the free bar and food.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who scrapped several of these EDI courses during his time as a Cabinet Office minister, said:

“The idea that civil servants need something called a ‘faith and belief toolkit’ to celebrate Christmas at all is joyless nonsense, let alone one that suggests that people might worry about whether they can have a Christmas party.”

Tory MPs have written to Jeremy Hunt, who is now facing a 40 strong revolt, many sick and tired of ridiculous levels of spending on woke project, that we the British public are expected to pay eye-watering levels of tax for.

But if you think it will end there, be warned we’ve got Generation Z or Generation Zombie as I like to call them and the first ever alcohol free off-licence which has opened in London to cater for them.

What a boring bunch, in my day scenes of people spewing in the streets after a night out were common place.

We thought we were having a good time, apparently they are more likely to opt for a sober night and skip the hangover.

I’m afraid the civil service wokefest is just the tip of an unmerry Xmas iceburg.

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