White doctors in London are six times more likely to be offered jobs than black doctors | The BMJ


White doctors applying for medical posts in London are six times more likely to be offered a job than black applicants, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show.The new data also show that white doctors are four times more likely to be successful than Asian candidates or candidates from a mixed ethnic background.The figures were uncovered by Sheila Cunliffe, a senior human resources professional who works in workforce transformation across the NHS and the wider public sector. Cunliffe sent freedom of information requests to all 18 NHS acute trusts in London asking for a breakdown by ethnicity for 2020-21 of the numbers of applicants for medical jobs, shortlisted candidates, …


When deeming the suitability of job applications for short listing, ethnicity and age should not be factors, so this information should be withheld in the short listing process. This would go some way to ensure interviews were, at least granted on ability, and it is a sad reflection on how short listing can be viewed.

However, discrimination would still be a factor at interview, so is it time to record interviews both audibly and visibly, so that there is more evidence than just a scoring sheet when the possibility of racial factors re non selection are raised.

This would go some way to minimise discrimination, but, unfortunately discrimination will never be fully done away with, unless the human factor is not present.

Also, the prospects of promotions and the methods of how it is done need to be more transparent.

This is a very sad reflection of the times, which after  many years racism is still regarded as being present. While I hope it is becoming less, this could be down to racists being more adept at covering their racist attitudes. Close monitoring of all aspects of employment need to be more present in all areas, especially employment and racism  be a criminal act with a very severe sentence.

 

 

Source: White doctors in London are six times more likely to be offered jobs than black doctors | The BMJ

Priti Patel’s revenge on climate protesters is a dramatic curb on our democratic rights


Priti Patel’s revenge on Insulate Britain climate protesters is a dramatic curb on our democratic rightsThe ‘criminal disruption prevention orders’ announced by the Home Secretary would mean banning people from protests based on nothing more than suspicion

 

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Yes, it is, but should by allowing one persons rights, should that curb another’s, especially if they are innocent bystanders, surely not.

So by allowing Criminal disruption prevention orders Priti Patel is safeguarding the rights of innocent bystanders. By all means disrupt the Government and any others who are involved, but not innocent bystanders.

Source: Priti Patel’s revenge on climate protesters is a dramatic curb on our democratic rights

Scotland Yard urge women to ‘wave down a bus’ if they are concerned about being approached by a lone male officer


The Metropolitan Police guidance was branded ‘laughable’ and ‘derisory’

 

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Does Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave live and work in the real world, who in their right mind would challenge a lone  assumed Police officer, let alone a lone woman. It is not lone woman who needs to challenge, but fellow Police officers who should not blindly support their own colleagues for if something does not feel or sound right, then it is more than likely not to be right. For with their Police training they should be possible to spot a wrong , but has said they are more concerned at supporting colleagues rather than weeding out persons who should not be in the Police force.

A full investigation needs to be conducted to every force starting with the Met, so that bad officers can be found and dismissed before even more crimes are committed under the terms of the Law.

This needs to be done starting both at the top and the bottom. With recruiting becoming even more stringent.

It is also evident that sexual is not the only area, but as much so racism, gender, culture and many other aspects and not forgetting ‘Secret Society’ involvement.

 

 

Source: Scotland Yard urge women to ‘wave down a bus’ if they are concerned about being approached by a lone male officer

Police boss sparks fury for saying Sarah Everard should ‘never have submitted’ to arrest by Wayne Couzens


Nicola Sturgeon and campaigners have condemned the remarks as ‘appalling’ and ‘horrifically offensive’

 

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The Police do have a lot to learn, but they are not alone, for it appears so do Police and Crime commissioners, that is if they are like the one for North Yorkshire, one Philip Allott, the Conservative police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire. As he blamed Sarah Everard, for putting herself in the position from which she was brutally murdered, for you should really trust the police and not fear and distrust them.

But, in this day and age trusting the police is not there, for they are racial profiling Black youths, creating even more distrust and anger in the ‘Black community’.

Really, can one refuse to be arrested, especially where the officer has other motives. For is not resisting arrest an  offence itself.

What Police officer is going to wait while you check them out and calling for help, who is going to help a person who appears to be being arrested, for they too could also be arrested.

Philip Allott is far from ‘fit for purpose, and should resign immediately.

The police are there for our own safety, well they should be, but in this day and urge, how can we all be sure?

True, the focus over the last few years has been mainly on the Met, but there have been others especially in South Yorkshire with the policing of Hillsborough in 1989 and also the Miners strike in 1972.

But there have been many incidents in many other forces.

Gone, many years ago has the public conception that you can trust the police. Many occupations have there ‘bad apples’ but it is how you deal with them, if you even do deal with them. The Policy is a community and there is a very strong element of sticking together and supporting each other, but when this leads to bad areas of policing the sticking together has to be stopped. Some police officers have tried to speak out and have suffered for doing so, as it should have been them who were supported, instead of those to whom the complaints or concerns were being made about.

Safeguarding in some respects has been lost in some Police forces and it desperately needs to return, otherwise respect for the policy will never return and them you have the situation in America where trust in the police is not there in many communities, just deep fear and mistrust, which is borne out in the actions of virtually all American Police officers, where some are acting as criminals instead of applying Law and Order and safeguarding the public, for there it appears they have a policy of shoot and ask questions later and in many instances the questions are not asked, do we really wish to follow an American example.

 

Source: Police boss sparks fury for saying Sarah Everard should ‘never have submitted’ to arrest by Wayne Couzens

Sarah Everard: Women Police Officers Are ‘Vilified’ For Reporting Misconduct Of Male Colleagues, Ex-Senior Cop Says | HuffPost UK


Former Met chief superintendent condemns “sexist” service that sees men “close ranks” and potentially abandon women while on duty.

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Yes, the Met commissioner Cressida Dick should go and should have gone long ago for there have been many incidents occurring under her tenure one being, Jean  Charles De Menezes, https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/10/cressida-dick-de-menezes-shooting-met-police-desert-island-discs-radio-4, they say ‘lessons will be learnt’ but are they ever. In many instances the answer is no as for lessons to be learnt there as to be a concerted effort and in the Met is that concerted effort there, I fear not under Cressida Dick.

She is always too quick to come to the defense of the Met, as many in the Met are also. But it is not just Cressida who needs to go for many in the Met need to go also for the supporting officers under Cressida have not been supporting in good quality policing, only in supporting fellow officers, of which they were excellent.

But Police need to be there firstly for the public and if they are not should they be there.

It is not just how women are thought of both in and outwith the Police forces, but there are also serious concerns regarding Racism, membership of secret Societies and many more.

But is it just the Met, I fear not and this is an opportunity to have an in-depth investigation of not just the Met but every police force, but who would do it for are we trusting that the police can really police themselves. It needs to be done by a cross section of the public and also in the open.

There was a time when virtually everyone respected the Police, but now and for many years that is not so for that respect as changed to fear and mistrust.

Source: Sarah Everard: Women Police Officers Are ‘Vilified’ For Reporting Misconduct Of Male Colleagues, Ex-Senior Cop Says | HuffPost UK

Judge Issues Protest Warning As Paralympian Jailed For Plane Stunt


Yes, there is a right to protest and a right to freedom of Speech, but the protest and actions of James Brown far exceeded these rights and seriously affected rights of others, who all could bring civil actions against , as well as time.James Brown as they have all experienced a monetary loss, as well as time.

Protestors need to be accountable as should those who they protest against, but innocent bystanders should not have to suffer.

What this has to do with being a Paralympian is anyone’s guess.

Same Difference

A British Paralympic gold medallist has been jailed for a year for glueing himself to the roof of a passenger jet in an Extinction Rebellion protest – the first custodial sentence for any action linked to the group.

XR said it was “shocked and devastated” by the sentence handed to James Brown, 56, at Southwark crown court in London on Friday afternoon, by a judge who warned that protesters who disrupt people’s lives “will face serious consequences”.

Judge Gregory Perrins said Brown, from Exeter, who has been registered blind since birth, “cynically used” his disability and put his own life at risk when he staged his protest at London City airport on 10 October 2019, at at the height of XR’s second extended campaign of protests in London.

James Brown denied one count of causing a public nuisance, claiming he had ‘to do something spectacular’ to draw attention to the…

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Mum paralysed by stroke after M25 protest delayed trip to hospital by six hours – Mirror Online


The woman’s son Chris said he was ‘so angry and so upset’ as he watched his mum ‘slip away’ while they were stuck in standstill traffic on the M25. Doctors said her recovery would have been minimal if she had arrived within 90 minutes

 

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While I agree drastic actions need to be taken regarding climate change, but to cause all this disruption and also much pain and suffering should not be the way.

The people kept in these jams caused by these protestors actions are in no way to blame, by all means go after those in the Government but not the innocents.

Yes, these protestors have a right to protest, but the persons held in these jams also have rights and by exercising one right should not mean that other rights are ignored.

Source: Mum paralysed by stroke after M25 protest delayed trip to hospital by six hours – Mirror Online

Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11-year jail term | Euronews


Kolesnikova was a key figure of the Belarusian opposition in last year’s disputed presidential election.

 

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Political trials are alive and well in Belarus.

 

 

Source: Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11-year jail term | Euronews

US supreme court refuses to block extreme Texas abortion law | Reproductive rights | The Guardian


Court voted 5-4 to deny emergency appeal against law that bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity


Is this using the Law correctly or incorrectly or is it just using politics incorrectly or some other.

 

Source: US supreme court refuses to block extreme Texas abortion law | Reproductive rights | The Guardian

I’ll take Meghan to COURT to see my grandchildren, says Thomas Markle | Daily Mail Online


Speaking at his Rosarito, Mexico home, Thomas Markle said he was ready to take his estranged daughter Meghan to court in order to see his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet.

Source: I’ll take Meghan to COURT to see my grandchildren, says Thomas Markle | Daily Mail Online