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Summary

  • Of those who disagree with the mission statement (89 respondents), the most frequently occurring theme is that the strategy is a waste of time and money, and resource should instead be spent on improving and delivering core services (17%)
  • 10% disagree because they believe that everyone is already equal, and that individual merit is the only valid criteria in terms of job suitability
  • 8% feel that the strategy will marginalise the majority white British population or those without protected characteristics

Why do you disagree with our mission statement?

Base: Respondents who disagree with mission statement (89)
wdt_ID Key themes Percentage (%)
1 Waste of money / ‘woke’ / focus on core services 17
2 Everyone is equal / individual merit is only valid criteria 10
3 Marginalises the majority white British population or those without protected characteristics 8
4 Too many foreigners / different languages in Portsmouth 7
5 Not all groups want to be part of a shared community 7
6 Labelling people and talking about this enlarges differences 7
7 Vague and lacks substance 6
8 Free speech can cause offence / feels like free speech is only one way these days 4
9 Not enough done on disability issues 2
10 Other e.g. anti-women, putting people into artificial groups is discriminatory, not good enough 10
11 No relevant comment / no comment 35