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IN THE NAME OF EQUALITY…

By David Vance On March 1st, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Wonder what our male and female readers make of the news that women face steeper car insurance premiums of up to 25pc and men lower pensions in light of the decision by the EU to ban using gender-based pricing for financial products?

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled that using differences between men and women as a risk factor in setting premiums for car and medical insurance and pension schemes breaches EU rules on equality. “Taking the gender of the insured individual into account as a risk factor in insurance contracts constitutes discrimination,” the court said in a statement.

It ALSO constitutes common sense to benefit safer women young drivers but once again the rancid ECJ shows how detached from reality it has become. Can we not outlaw it? Discrimination is many circumstances is a good thing and in this case a false “equality” is being pursued by leftist judiciaries.