I do not care about the colour or the sexual preference of individual police officer but I do care that their forces might not be recruiting those men & women best suited for the job: Police discriminated against white heterosexual male, tribunal finds 'Matthew Furlong applied to join Cheshire Police in 2017 and was told at the interview “it was refreshing to meet someone as well prepared as yourself” and that he “could not have done any more”. [...] An employment tribunal found Cheshire Police had discriminated against the 25-year-old on the grounds of sexual orientation, race and sex. It ruled that the constabulary used positive action – where employers take steps to boost the diversity of their workforce – in a discriminatory way. [...] “Had he not been such an exceptional candidate he may not even have suspected anything was wrong and this unlawful and unacceptable selection process may have been allowed to continue. “Positive action is an important tool to support a diverse workforce that reflects the community in which we live. “However it must be applied lawfully to ensure the highest calibre of candidates are recruited regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation and to ensure standards in police forces are maintained to properly protect our society.” The tribunal in Liverpool heard four days of evidence before reaching its conclusion. It ruled that while positive action can be used to ensure greater diversity, it should only be applied to distinguish between candidates who were all equally well qualified for a role. The force’s claim it had seen 127 candidates who were equally suitable for the role of police constable was judged a “fallacy”.' Independent.co.uk, 23rd February 2019. We have also seen the Armed Forces succumb to these idiotic ideas so I am inclined to wonder just when & how the top offices at our great institutions become sinecures for virtue-signalling donkeys.