Police transport, not opinions!
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:
The BTP should stick to policing not trans rights:
Don’t like progressivism? Don’t apply to work for us