.....part one of a large series I suspect!
From Sky News:
From Sky News:
Thank god they saw sense.....why were they even considering it? (and wasting tax-payers money whilst doing so)Police chiefs have backtracked on plans to allow officers to wear an alternative badge if they object on religious grounds to a traditional crown and cross insignia.
The proposal would have allowed Muslim officers and those of other religions to wear a crownless emblem.
But it sparked objections from traditionalists and monarchists (read 'those of sound mind') who branded it "political correctness gone mad".
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens has now ditched the plan after "informal consultation".
The star-shaped police badge, topped with the Crown of St Edward, has been worn by generations of police officers.
The idea of providing an alternative followed a legal action by a Muslim traffic warden employed by the Met.
M'Hammed Azzaoui, a 38-year-old Moroccan, said he could not wear the symbol of another faith. (well, you know where the door is....)
He started an employment tribunal claim for race discrimination last year which he later dropped. (Hardly surprising....what a tit!)
Under the proposal ethnic recruits joining the Met would have been able to choose to wear the traditional badge or the new version.
It had been hoped that the alternative badge would have helped the Met to meet targets for recruiting ethnic minority officers and the idea may subsequently have spread to other forces.