Have they ever solved a knife crime? A Vine guest criticizes the Metropolitan Police’s gender-neutral campaign.
BROADCASTER Jon Gaunt slammed the Met Police’s gender-neutral uniform campaign, arguing that the agency should be concentrating on more important issues plaguing Londoners.
The Met Police’s proposal to adopt gender-neutral clothing has been criticised by English presenter Jon Gaunt, who has called it a “utter joke.” The criticism arose following the publication of a fresh story suggesting that the Met Police is now canvassing 30,000 officers on gender-neutral clothes. Mr Gaunt slammed the notion, pointing out that officers should be concentrating on pressing issues like knife crime.
Jeremy Vine, the show’s host, addressed the following question to his panelists about the planned gender-neutral uniform: “Don’t you think this is a waste of time, Jon?”
“Do they have any time to squander on this?”
“And anyhow, most coppers don’t wear that outfit most of the time,” he said.
“The majority of them are outfitted in their fatigues and Robocop gear, including stab vests for the people attacking each other.
“But the helmets are different, aren’t they?” Mr Vine remarked.
Mr Gaunt didn’t seem impressed, and he responded, “Who cares?”
“They don’t wear the helmet very much.
“They put on the flat caps first, then the full riot gear if there’s a riot situation.
“This is all rubbish; we don’t need to be concerned.”
“I believe it was a transgendered person who brought this up.
NOT TO BE MISSED:
“Just get a life,” says the narrator.
“The Met is happy to have a diverse workforce and has always ensured it adheres to the Equalities Act 2010,” according to a statement from the agency.
“As a result, its clothes are tailored to accommodate officers with protected traits while also being practical and professional-looking.
“The Met’s current uniform provider’s contract is set to expire in 2023.”