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    B1353 - Secularisation of Public Sector Bill, Unown Uzer


    Secularisation of Public Sector Bill
    A
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    TO
    Ensure that government employees remain religiously neutral by making provision for the secularisation of the public sector



    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1) Definitions
    1. The public sector is the part of the economy composed of public services and public enterprises, including publicly owned corporations and services outsourced or contracted out to private corporations to carry out service(s) on behalf of the government.
    2. Public services include, but are not limited to, public goods and governmental services such as the military, police, infrastructure, public transport, public education, along with health care and those working for the government itself.
    3. Religious clothing refers to any item worn on the body that bears special significance to a faith group.


    2) Secularisation of the Public Sector
    (1) No public sector employee may wear any religious clothing that is visible to others, or display any religious symbols on his or her clothing or body.
    (2) Any public sector employee who violates the provisions of section 2(1)—
    i) May be subject to immediate dismissal without receiving wages.

    3) Short title, commencement and extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Secularisation of Public Sector Act 2018.
    (2) This Act comes into effect 180 days after Royal Assent.
    (3) This Act extends to the entirety of the United Kingdom.

    NotesThis bill is needed to ensure that public sector employees, who should be delivering a service by a secular government, are also secular and remain religiously neutral such that citizens being serviced by public sector employees do not in any way feel that the government is not secular or not neutral in terms of religion.


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    Excellent bill! Very nice!
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    Nay.

    People working in the public sector – just like any other people – should have the freedom to wear religious clothing [and display religious symbols on their body] if they so wish, as it expresses their religious belief and they are entitled to the freedom to do so as long as it causes no harm onto others. Even if I didn't think that 2)(2)i) is simply too harsh to the point of being unreasonable – dismissing people in the public sector without warning or wages?
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    Normally I’d support secularisation, but this is useless. There’s nothing wrong with somebody wanting to wear a cross necklace or a hijab. Nay.
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    Excellent bill! Very nice!
    smh
    are you seriously preeing your own bill? kmt
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    Nay.
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    I see UU is keen to implement his Canadian ideals and frenchifiy us... Nay
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    (Original post by Thrillanthropist)
    smh
    are you seriously preeing your own bill? kmt
    You'll get used to UU.
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    Thaaaaat would be a no from me.
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    Secularism (or laïcité) isn’t the British way of dealing with religious difference - nay.
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    Nay. At least UU is giving support to his own bill.
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    Secularism (or laïcité) isn’t the British way of dealing with religious difference - nay.
    Ah Laïcité... the bane of my time doing gcse French and I can’t escape it during a level French either xD
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    Secularism (or laïcité) isn’t the British way of dealing with religious difference - nay.
    It could very well be.
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    Nay. The UK is a Christian country, the idea of a crucifix being regulated in this way therefore seems silly (b/c it is).
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    mhoc is a joke
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    (Original post by CountBrandenburg)
    Ah Laïcité... the bane of my time doing gcse French and I can’t escape it during a level French either xD
    Oh really? I only touched upon it briefly as a concept in A Level French and have now studied it in some depth in my module called European Constitutional Systems that I take this year.
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    (Original post by mattchaamp)
    mhoc is a joke
    Well we enjoy it and are always happy to welcome new members into the community. Would you be wanting to get involved?
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    Oh really? I only touched upon it briefly as a concept in A Level French and have now studied it in some depth in my module called European Constitutional Systems that I take this year.
    Yes I had one of my control assessments on it in gcse ( whether it was Writing or Speaking I can’t actually remember, maybe CoffeeGeek can elaborate)
    But yeah it’s thus far come up on our topics of education and now media (though I’d expect it comes up again in the work topic) considering it is thing that at least some French people care about, unsurprising that it has turned up from time to time
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    No, I believe this is an issue for the services individually to decide on what uniform policy they adapt.
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    I sympathise with its aims as somebody who believes the United Kingdom should be a secular country, but I find this bill to be draconian. A small item of clothing does not prevent an individual from remaining neutral on matters of religion.
 
 
 
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