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Not So Fair Coppers

by | 30th, January 2006

‘HANDS up who wants to join the Gloucestershire Constabulary. No need to put both hands up, just the one will do.

Sadly, there are just 192 vacancies, and with 301 applicants that means 109 rejects.

The Mail does the maths, and duly also notes that all 109 rejects are white men. The paper also notes that every black, Asian or female applicant has been invited for an assessment.

And the father of one of the male IC1 rejects is less than happy. “Political correctness, I think they call it,” says he. “But I call it an absolute disgrace.”

Having trotted out two of the Mail’s favourite phrases in quick succession, the paper gives the other side of the argument.

Readers hear that the Force is obliged by law to reflect the community

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