Beware the rise of the trans-aware cops

Why are the police producing animated films about non-binary fruits?

In a media request to a British police force, I found myself typing the words ‘is the tomato character supposed to be non-binary?’. Reporting from the front line of the culture wars has brought me into the orbit of some bizarre campaigns and characters; from gender-fluid bankers to adult babies who demand the right to wear nappies to work. But asking for clarification from Devon and Cornwall Police about the supposed gender identity of a fictional tomato was a new low in what seems to be a battle against common sense.

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Fair Cop?

How Stonewall turned the police into political activists

A new report by Fair Cop released this week has revealed the extent to which Stonewall has bypassed the need to change the law officially by successfully turning the police into a campaigning organisation. The boys in blue are now pushing for law changes and even enforcing things that are on Stonewall’s wish-list but not actually law, for instance treating “gender identity” as a protected characteristic.

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Do you have to be woke to be a police officer?

A policewoman was told her gender-critical views are unwelcome in the force.

In the early 1970s, under pressure from terrorism and still desperate to collaborate in the containment of communism, West Germany introduced a system that came to be known as the Berufsverbot. Communist or radical sympathies could automatically make you ineligible for any state job, from civil servant to train driver. Your application for employment would be refused, and if you failed to disclose your affiliation, you could be fired.

Thankfully, the Berufsverbot was largely abandoned in Germany a few years later, and what remained of it received a substantial body blow from the European Court of Human Rights in 1995. However, something reminiscent of it seems to be rearing its head in England.

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Two police forces slammed after refusing job applications to candidates with ‘gender critical’ views

  • Norfolk Constabulary told a woman enquiring about a job she was not suitable
  • ‘Gender critical’ views were deemed below the behaviour expected in the force
  • An officer who anonymously applied to 26 forces was also rejected for her views

Two police forces have been slammed after they refusing job applications from candidates who ­believe people cannot change biological sex.

A woman who enquired about a role at Norfolk Constabulary was told the job would not be suitable for her because of her ‘gender critical’ views.

Her application to another force in the southeast was unsuccessful after she made it clear she does not believe a person can physically transition to the opposite sex.

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British police forces not welcoming ‘gender critical’ job applications

Two police forces have been criticised for not welcoming job applications from people who believe that individuals cannot change biological sex, the Telegraph can reveal. In emails seen by this newspaper, Norfolk Constabulary told a woman inquiring about a role in the force that the job “would not be suitable” for her because of her “gender critical” views. After the candidate made clear that she did not think a person could physically transition to the opposite sex, another force in the South East said her views did not constitute “the behaviours expected” and an application “would be not successful”. It stated that her views would likely result in her failing its “behavioural competency test”.

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Lanarkshire NHS board’s transitioners’ policy was ‘unlawful’

  • NHS Lanarkshire slammed for its ‘Supporting Trans Staff in the Workplace’ policy
  • Policy relates to use of staff-only female shared toilets, showers and changing rooms
  • Barrister Sarah Phillimore, 49, of London, claims guidelines ‘stop women from voicing concerns’
  • She also claims prioritising trans over women’s right is ‘unlawful’ and fears those raising objections may lose their jobs

A barrister and nurses have slammed an NHS health board for an ‘unlawful’ policy which allows transitioning people to use staff-only female shared facilities, claiming the guidelines ‘stop women from voicing concerns’.

Sarah Phillimore, 49, from London, criticised NHS Lanarkshire over their ‘Supporting Trans Staff in the Workplace policy’, which relates to female shared toilet, shower and changing room facilities.

The barrister, who specialises in family law, tweeted an excerpt from the 28-page document, published last Thursday, which states objections to the policy ‘will be dealt with by a manager in a sensitive and understanding way, while not denying the Trans staff member access to facilities appropriate to their lived gender’.

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