You know we have gone barking mad when you read that a decision on future of Heathrow has had to be delayed because the government omitted to carry out a "race and gender impact assessment" of a new runway. There now has to be a new consultation to see how the proposals would affect ethnic minorities, women, the disabled and the elderly. So if you are a white middle aged male you don't count.
Let me save Ruth Kelly a lot of time and expense. If the runway is built there will be a lot more jobs for women, ethnic minorities and the disabled. If it isn't there won't be. If it's built, there will be a bit more noise and pollution. If it isn't, there won't be.
I do hope that whatever legislation governs this political correctness gone mad state of affairs will be repealed by the next Tory government.