Royal Protector sues (and wins) for being over-promoted.

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  1. This is a new one on me.

    http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17757963%5E663,00.html

    Are the protective services really going to play the PC game with the next Monarch and his wife? And what does the payoff indicate?

    NTM

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    BLACK police bodyguard who protected the Duchess of Cornwall has won $70,000 compensation after suing Scotland Yard for "over-promoting" him because of political correctness.

    Sgt Leslie Turner -- the first black personal protection officer to guard the royal family -- will receive the "racial discrimination" payout after reaching an out-of-court settlement with London's Metropolitan Police.
    His representatives argued he landed the prestigious job as Camilla's bodyguard only because he was black.

    It was claimed that as a result of being over-promoted and not receiving proper training and support, Sgt Turner made mistakes which led to him being re-assigned.

    He launched legal proceedings against the force in October and Scotland Yard chiefs have agreed to pay "substantial" compensation -- understood to be about $70,000 -- to the married father of two.

    Colleagues of Sgt Turner, who was born in Britain, say he is a "model professional"' who had a good relationship with Prince Charles and Camilla.

    He began guarding Charles in August, 2004 and was re-assigned to Camilla in February last year when the royal couple were engaged.

    But in June, it emerged he had suddenly been replaced.

    Royal insiders stress that the decision to move him was not taken directly by Clarence House. But they concede that the race row is extremely embarrassing for Charles and Camilla.

    Had Sgt Turner's case reached a tribunal, potentially embarrassing secrets about Charles and Camilla's lives may have been aired.

    A Met spokesman refused to confirm the compensation deal.
     
  2. Damned if you do, damned if you don't!
     
  3. So he's going to pay back all those overpayments on his wages then?
     
  4. He never "won" the case.

    He got an out of court settlement off the terrified Met, as he could of aired "potentially embarrassing secrets" about Camilla and Charles.


    Notice he waited until he was demoted to complain?

    :roll:
     
  5. But maybe this will put a brake on the reverse discrimination culture. Probably not though.
     
  6. I despair I really do. All this PC nonsense is really turning this country into a circus. It encroaches into everybodys lives and as proved here even the lives of people it was designed to protect. The quicker we can get rid of it & all the socialists that enforce it the better. But I,m not gonna hold me breath. Its so ingrained in our laws now it,ll probally take years of undoing in Parliment.

    Regards LT.
     
  7. I too was over-promoted because of my ethnicity. I still remember the MS reps sidling up to me and in a bid to be matey and inclusive saying "Och aye the noo Cuddles, my fine braw porage wog, here's promotion for ye..ahem...now bugger off there's a good wee sweaty."

    Of course they'll deny it but it is precisely this type of positive discrim.....

    (Cuddles is recovering at the Charles Kennedy Memorial Psychiatric Hospital and is expected to be released some time in the near future. The fact that the MOD is picking up his drinks tab and therapy costs during his treatment is not to be construed as an admission of the truth of his frankly preposterous ramblings...)
     
  8. I've known many Officers who have been over-promoted. They didn't sue - but then again, they were under the illusion that they deserved it, and were doing a good job!
     
  9. Mind you, if I had to be in close proximity to Camilla, I'd wanna be compensated too!
     
  10. Its a johnny foriegner paper, has anyone seen this in any of our paps? Surely the scum would have been over this like a rash.
     
  11. It's in the torygraph as well so i presume it has some authenticity to it.

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  12. Bog off HB...she is a very nice lady and far more suitable to be the land-lady of the united kingdom Arms than that schizo, "friend of the HCMR" Diana!
     
  13. Oh a Royalist are we? May I draw your attention to ze fact zat our Royals are in fact German. I am vaiting for zem to apologise for ze conduct of zere former country during ze var, ze invasion of France vos very naughty!
     
  14. When the Queen Mother toured the East End during the Blitz, she wasn't smiling at the bombed-out locals. She was smiling at the damage caused by the glorious Luftwaffe! Her real role in WW2 was FAC/BDA for Herman Goering:)
     
  15. And the smiles from the balcony was because it reminded them of torchlit Nuremberg rallies!