Equalities minister Liz Truss says there is too much identity politics in UK now

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Last month LizTruss took the place of Amber Rudd who resigned in protest at Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. Speaking to talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, Truss said that she is not going to follow her predecessor’s footsteps in ruling the ministry. She insists that she supports diversity, but there is still too much focus on it in the modern Britain. Meaning that of course, women should have equal opportunities with men, disabled people should have equal opportunities with able-bodied ones, and queer people should have the same opportunities as their straight counterparts, but the thing is that people want, for example, to get a job because their professional skills are acknowledged, not because they are a woman, black, gay, disabled and so on. The main motive of diversity is not to let your label (sexuality, ability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, whatever) stop you on the way to your achievements. But to Ms Truss’ mind it turned into the opposite – people reversed the labels they are focused on, but labels are still dominating over personalities and it is necessary to change it

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