I am just received a letter from the Licensing Officer Swale Borough Council asking me to update my Personal Licence Information, no problem with that but they also enclosed a questionnaire here are some of the questions:
What is your religious belief? Followed by a list, what has my religion got to do with me being a Landlord? They also asked if I was a Muslim, they are not allowed to consume alcohol so why would they want to be a landlord? Surely it would be hypocritical to serve some thing you think is harmful
What is your Sexual Orientation? What has that got to do with being a landlord or has Nu Labour brought in some new laws that states that so many pubs have to be run by Homosexuals, so many run by normal sexed and so many by Bisexual, oh I nearly forgot the A Sexual (someone not interested in sex). Does anyone care what the landlord is and what they do behind closed doors? Mind you the Bisexuals have it hard as there is no group promoting their unusual sexual habits, maybe they could have their own organisation called AC/DC Pride and the A Sexual would have an organisation call FAN (Fuss about Nothing) Pride. Stupid is Stupid does
What age brackets to you fall in? Surely this ageism once again what has age got to do with being a Landlord.
Do you consider yourself to have a disability? Yes I have a job standing after 10 pints. This one is unusual one because some disabilities would make you an improbable Landlord but why are they asking? Is there some physical test about to appear? Before you get a license.
How would you describe your ethnic group? Once again what has the colour of your skin got to do with your ability to be a Landlord, SBC then finish by saying “what other languages would be useful to you” IF YOU CAN NOT READ ENGLISH HOW DID YOU READ THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT. If people want to live in this country they should speak and write English, Council Tax should not be spent on producing paper work for those who are to idle to learn English.
All these questions were from the SBC Equalities Survey
Martin Clarke Sittingbourne