new laws against discriminating against those in uniform

#2
Will that include a certain member of a london family that did not pass a course which presents you with green head gear at the end of said course?
 
#3
hairyhandbag said:
Will that include a certain member of a london family that did not pass a course which presents you with green head gear at the end of said course?
No entirely sure of the relevence but hey ho.

About time this happened, just think you can get all those stroppy bouncers in the sh1t now when they won't let you in for being a squaddie. ;)
 
#4
Just heard it on the Radio 2 news. About time too.
For too long it has been accepted that if a soldier is wearing a uniform, he/she can be discriminated against by the public. Banning them from pubs, aircraft, shops etc..
If they were wearing a religious garment, say a head scarf and were banned from those premises, there would be hell to pay!
We had one bloke who was flying home from the stan on compassionate grounds, and the pilot of a British Airways flight refused to let him on, because he was still in uniform!!!!!

Yet another new law being brought in by this government, but at last one that makes sense and is enforceable!!!

Edited for poor spelling
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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#5
Great to see, but by the time it's been drawn up, will it demand that we respect the uniforms of those who are sworn to destroy us, as well as you who are sworn to defend us?
 
#6
Do we really need a new law? Can't any of the previous 'thou shalt not discriminate' laws be tweaked to cover it? Why is the solution to everything a new law/tax/both?
 
#8
medman82 said:
apart from not entering a licenced premise whilst in uniform !!!!
Sorry are you saying you can't have a beer while in uniform, not a problem in my experience and happens all the time, especially 11/11?
 
#9
theoriginalphantom said:
Do we really need a new law? Can't any of the previous 'thou shalt not discriminate' laws be tweaked to cover it? Why is the solution to everything a new law/tax/both?
Are you trying to do our honoured legislators out of their pitifully-paid jobs? What would they do all day?
 
#10
What a waste of time. Armed forces shouldn't be mollycuddled - any self respecting soldier should look after himself. Not necessarily by battering the scrote, but he should be worldly wise enough to deal with the situation.

This brings everyone down to the level of the RAF who complained they were getting bullied by schoolkids at Wittering.

Totally gay.
 
#11
Ord_Sgt said:
hairyhandbag said:
Will that include a certain member of a london family that did not pass a course which presents you with green head gear at the end of said course?
No entirely sure of the relevence but hey ho.

About time this happened, just think you can get all those stroppy bouncers in the sh1t now when they won't let you in for being a squaddie. ;)
I wish.

I doubt the council - who will be responsible for this sort of enforcement, will do anything about it.
 
#12
Ord_Sgt said:
hairyhandbag said:
Will that include a certain member of a london family that did not pass a course which presents you with green head gear at the end of said course?
No entirely sure of the relevence but hey ho.

About time this happened, just think you can get all those stroppy bouncers in the sh1t now when they won't let you in for being a squaddie. ;)
Sorry about the delay.

I heard a snippet on the radio that the bill would also include people not entitled to wear uniform in public places. (How they are going to do that will be an interesting one: fashion trends, tradesmen and heaven forbid walts)

HH
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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#13
If it stops my son and his mates wearing 'combats' I'll support it.

He was more than a little shocked in the shop when I said 'anyone wearing combats should be prepared to be dropped into sandy places and be shot at'. So was the granny walking by!

Honestly, calf-length trousers in camouflage green! Whatever next?
 

Mr Happy

LE
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#14
Sounds good, I hope tweaking as opposed to brand new legislation is possible, if only to save everyone time.

However, what are the other 39 recommendations?
 
#15
whyohwhy said:
What a waste of time. Armed forces shouldn't be mollycuddled - any self respecting soldier should look after himself. Not necessarily by battering the scrote, but he should be worldly wise enough to deal with the situation.

This brings everyone down to the level of the RAF who complained they were getting bullied by schoolkids at Wittering.

Totally gay.
Really? So how exactly should someone not allowed onto a BA flight because he/she is wearing uniform 'look after himself'? Offer the pilot outside? How exactly does being 'worldly wise' help when some officious tw@ decides to make a stand because you are wearing uniform?
 
#16
All this is fine and dandy yet when it comes to members of the TA having to declare their affiliation to the Army to their employer/pontential employer, governments of both colours refuse to introduce anti-discrimination laws to protect them against any discriminatory practices on account of their membership. :roll:
 

Mr Happy

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#17
Weissbier said:
All this is fine and dandy yet when it comes to members of the TA having to declare their affiliation to the Army to their employer/pontential employer, governments of both colours refuse to introduce anti-discrimination laws to protect them against any discriminatory practices on account of their membership. :roll:
Herr Hefe,

I suspect this is a step in the direction you desire.

Kindly yours,

Herr Dunkle
 
#18
theoriginalphantom said:
Do we really need a new law? Can't any of the previous 'thou shalt not discriminate' laws be tweaked to cover it? Why is the solution to everything a new law/tax/both?
this is NuLiarboor mate, why bother enforcing the laws already on the books when it looks great to the electrate by jumping up and down making new ones and pretending its progress.
 
#19
About time your government wakes up and smells the coffee... the discrimination was wrong and hopefully will become a thing of the past.
 
B

Biscuits_AB

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#20
I don't think that we need any more anti-discrimination laws. Just watch the band-wagon which will follow if this comes off. St.John's Ambulance, Prison Wardens, the Police (who are never too backward in coming forward where there's potential for a claim). The proposed 'aggravating circumstances', whilst in itself not a bad idea (why the f*ck should service personnel put up with sh*te from the great unwashed), may bring a few problems in the 'where do we draw the line' stakes. How many coppers get abused at weekends purely because they wear an obvious uniform?

Whilst it would be interesting to see how any statute will be interpreted, does anyone think that this will really come off? I don't.
 

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