Last Updated on January 2, 2016 by RetiredAndAngry
It didn’t take long. My first post of 2016 is back to questining an old chestnut from last year.
All was going well, I was sitting quietly in the kitchen munching on my Coco Pops when it happened. I happened upon a Tweet from Jack Dromey MP asserting (once more) that the Police should look like the public they serve.
The Police must look like the public they serve. Greater diversity is essential but huge cuts make it more difficult https://t.co/vAlfg9PuZG
— Jack Dromey MP (@JackDromeyMP) January 2, 2016
I am not opposed to diversity in the Police or any other domain. I am, however, against targets and positive discrimination. Positive discrimination is not, in my view, helpful to anybody.
I replied to Jack Dromey asking one simple question;
.@JackDromeyMP Please give me one good reason why ethnicity is more important than ability
— Alan Wright (@Alanw47) January 2, 2016
Why is it not more appropriate to recruit the best candidates from whichever race, creed, sex etc they come from? If I need the Police I don’t give a tuppeny toss what gender, race or ethnic appearance they are as long as they turn up and deal with my problem effectively.
I haven’t had a reply yet.
What do you think? Am I wrong? Quality of the job applicant or ethnic origin? No sitting on the fence, choose one of the two options, which is more important?
And a Happy New Year by the way.