Unequally equal

Druidry has been recognised as an official religion in Britain for the first time, the Druid Network having been given charitable status by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, a quango that decides what counts as a genuine faith as well as regulating fundraising bodies.

An additional benefit is that Druids will now be protected under the proposed new Equality Act – so no more Druid jokes.

Under the Act, vegans, teetotallers and atheists are to be given the same protection against ‘discrimination’ as religious groups while gypsies and travellers will get special favours because of the ‘many socio-economic disadvantages’ they face.

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