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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