Our thanks to Ray for this. The consequences of this insane proposal are all too predictable, including legal actions which will collectively cost taxpayers millions of pounds, as well as compromised operational effectiveness and efficiency. How will this ‘boost team spirit’? It won’t. One commenter, Raflad, wrote this:
I’m a serviceman. To dilute infantry capability in the name of political correctness in this way is absolutely nuts. The advance of feminism in other fields might cost money but this is genuinely going to cost lives so that idiotic people who’ve never served a day in their lives can tick a box and feel better. Monstrous.