It’s all very well amending, reviewing, replacing (etc etc) the law on harassment (Equality Act and third party harassment provisions) to deal with this in the workplace but if discriminatory taunts/jibes, jests are run of the mill outside of the workplace, particularly in places where our children may be, then can we ever expect to rid the workplace of such behaviours?  This comes in light of a report today by the Kick It Out Organisation that reports of racial and homophobic abuse and discrimination at football matches are up by 43 per cent this season.  Just like in the workplace, abuse via social media such as Twitter and Facebook has become a serious problem in the game.

There is a debate tonight on this on Radio 5 Live.

And I’m not just bitter that the Magpies lost 4-0 to Spurs last night ……………………….