Political Correctness? Met seeks "special groups" to guard Queen
Accused of political correctness, Scotland Yard's Metropolitan Police (The Met) are seeking "special groups" to guard the Queen of England.
The recruitment notice, posted internally within the Met, states: "Applications are particularly welcomed from women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and black and minority ethnic communities/people as these are under-represented."
Critics have accused the Met of bowing to political correctness. Former Met commander John O'Connor said: "From a political correctness point of view, it's just window dressing.
"These are terrible jobs which no one wants to do. What could be more soul-destroying than to sit in a rusty old sentry box for hours on end?"
There are about 30 vacancies in the royalty protection branch, known as SO14. Candidates must be trained in firearms and will be offered salaries between £28,605 and £41,208.