Police transport, not opinions!

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Police transport, not opinions!

Police transport, not opinions!

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The British Transport Police took part in the Brighton Pride event at the beginning of August, where they held up an ‘intersectional’ rainbow flag, emblazoned with their official insignia and the slogan ‘Police with Pride’.

Pride is a highly politicised event that promotes and supports gender ideology along with a number of highly dubious and disturbing sexual fetishes.

By participating the British Transport Police were signalling their support for a controversial political stance. The placement of their insignia on an intersectional flag demonstrated implicit support for two movements; transgender activism and critical race theory.

This is unacceptable behaviour. The police force is a public body who are explicitly banned from taking part in political activity and any behaviour which could cause their impartiality to be questioned.

To add insult to injury, British Transport Police then used this political event as a recruitment drive - advertising their political opinions to the wider world on social media and specifically discouraging people who might be offended by their participation in Pride or their political flag, from applying for a job with the force, with the following tweet: 

'Inclusion isn’t political, and we’ll always celebrate being as diverse as the communities we protect. If you’re offended by this, please don’t apply to work for us – thanks'

The British Transport has just made it clear that if you are offended by transgender ideology, or you believe that critical race theory is an unhelpful, divisive Marxist trope, then you are not allowed to apply for a job with them. They later attempted to row back with a mealy-mouthed tweet about gender-critical beliefs being protected under the Equality Act, but the damage has been done.

The police are public servants who must act without fear or favour. They must not be seen to represent any one political cause. Right now, it is clear that social conservatives who do not support progressive sexual politics, people from faith backgrounds and even feminists are now effectively disbarred from working for British Transport Police and keeping the railways safe.

Sign the petition, demanding that Lucy D’Orsi, Chief Constable of the British Transport Police, condemns the social media posts put out by her force, distance the BTP from gender ideology and critical race theory and makes the force a welcoming workplace for everyone, irrespective of their political beliefs. 


British Transport Police faces Backlash over gender ideology tweet:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11096131/British-Transport-Police-faces-backlash-gender-ideology-tweet.html

The BTP should stick to policing not trans rights:
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-btp-should-stick-to-policing-not-trans-rights

Don’t like progressivism? Don’t apply to work for us

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/08/12/dont-like-progressivism-dont-apply-to-work-for-us-uk-police-force/

 


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Recruitment should not be dependent on progressive politics

I am dismayed and concerned by the decision of the British Transport Police to participate in the Brighton Pride march, thereby giving this event your public endorsement.

In recent years, Pride events have been the source of much controversy due to the participants' highly sexualised costumes and behaviour and the political nature of much of their messaging.

It is the role of the police to remain impartial. Yet, your officers promoted their involvement in the event by posting a photograph on social media of themselves holding the controversial ‘intersectional’ LGBT flag, which denotes support for gender ideology and critical race theory, emblazoned with the BTP insignia.

Demonstrating their political bias, your officers then went on to tweet that anyone offended by their flag ought not to apply for a job with them.

This unacceptable political bias is designed to deter those with different political opinions and religious beliefs from applying to work for the British Transport Police. The tweets constitute illegal discrimination.

Please issue a statement condemning the social media posts made by your force. Distance the British Transport Police from gender ideology and critical race theory.  Make it explicit that social conservatives and indeed anyone who disagrees with either ideology will not be at a disadvantage when they apply for jobs with the British Transport Police. To be truly diverse, the force must welcome individuals of every political persuasion that reflects the public you serve.

[Your Name]

Recruitment should not be dependent on progressive politics

I am dismayed and concerned by the decision of the British Transport Police to participate in the Brighton Pride march, thereby giving this event your public endorsement.

In recent years, Pride events have been the source of much controversy due to the participants' highly sexualised costumes and behaviour and the political nature of much of their messaging.

It is the role of the police to remain impartial. Yet, your officers promoted their involvement in the event by posting a photograph on social media of themselves holding the controversial ‘intersectional’ LGBT flag, which denotes support for gender ideology and critical race theory, emblazoned with the BTP insignia.

Demonstrating their political bias, your officers then went on to tweet that anyone offended by their flag ought not to apply for a job with them.

This unacceptable political bias is designed to deter those with different political opinions and religious beliefs from applying to work for the British Transport Police. The tweets constitute illegal discrimination.

Please issue a statement condemning the social media posts made by your force. Distance the British Transport Police from gender ideology and critical race theory.  Make it explicit that social conservatives and indeed anyone who disagrees with either ideology will not be at a disadvantage when they apply for jobs with the British Transport Police. To be truly diverse, the force must welcome individuals of every political persuasion that reflects the public you serve.

[Your Name]