Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Firefighters Uniform Equality

An article in the Telegraph print edition reports that a new uniform has been unveiled in Lincolnshire.

The range of clothing for firemen, the paper reports (yes, it actually uses the word firemen), includes skirts, hijab headscarves and turbans - and includes, would you believe, maternity wear!

Mike Thomas, Lincolnshire's Chief Fire Officer said he was impressed with the 'robust' clothing, which was suitable for all staff.

Sadiq Khan MP, who has ministerial responsibility for the fire service, is quoted as saying "The uniform now available shows that cultural beliefs are being recognised."

WFFS is going on here? Has this country truly gone mad? (don't answer that!) I can't wait for someone to complain that burkas have not been provided! While recognising cultural beliefs perhaps Sadiq Khan should also consider providing loin cloths! How about cans of spray body paint, just in case there are some nudists who might wish to join.

One has to ask if Sadiq Kahn, and people like him, actually posses even one miniscule cell in that part of their body called a brain!

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