Commenting on the scandal of nurse Caroline Petrie offering to pray for a patient, Peter Hichens made this observation:
After an earlier incident she was told that the ‘Nursing & Midwifery Council code’ states that ‘you must demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity’ and ‘you must not use your professional status to promote causes not related to health’.
These are amazing statements, both sinister and self-contradictory. She must promote Left-wing politics, but she must not mention Christianity.
Equality (alias Marxism) and Diversity (alias political correctness) are contentious and highly political aims, not at all ‘related to health’. Yet she ‘must’ be personally and professionally committed to them.