Pop into the firestation and the chances are there’d be a group of reassuringly burly men in there waiting for the call out, with uniforms and firefighting suits tailored for their use alone.
Well thank god for that, at least the less than 10 or so female Muslim fire-fighters in Britain have something to wear. Now, I am no expert when it comes to fire-fighting, but surely the very nature of the work would preclude such devout women from carrying it out?
The amount of money and effort wasted on this is ridiculous, this is the 21st century, we should be secularising our public services not making every possible allowance for even the most devout individual.
‘The uniform now available shows that cultural beliefs are being recognised, as we seek to increase the representation of ethnic minorities within service.’
Fantastic! Does this mean that I will be able to wear my Jedi robes and carry a light saber at all times? Unlikely as it seems only certain religions are covered in this drive, ironically the same religion that the fire minister, Sadiq Khan, follows.
No doubt we will soon end up like Iran with battalions of women dressed in full burkha’s that are neither use nor ornament, just as soon as the Justice Minister and Defence Minister are Muslims.
I am sure that the women pictured may look good and serve an excellent propaganda victory for the regime but in reality a short sprint would be beyond them. Not to mention that the fact that they cannot see what is at the side of them, let alone behind them, could well cost them their life.
It would almost be amusing if it were not a sign of things to come.