July 28th, 2009

Arse about Face

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Amandeep Kaur Grewal is a female Sikh officer with the Met. She is set to be awarded a five-figure sum (£10,000 – £99,000) for hurt to her feelings after the Met were found guilty of racial & religious discrimination during her training period at Hendon. She claimed that some of her fellow recruits behaved in a ‘less than friendly way towards her’.

She is currently serving as a PC in the Met, I therefore assume that this behaviour has not caused her so much stress as to never be able to work again. An arm didn’t fall off as a result of her treatment & clearly she didn’t die.

Compare & contrast with Corporal Anthony Duncan who was shot in Iraq in 2005. He underwent 11 operations, took two years to recuperate & has one leg shorter than the other. He, also, is back working at his old job & is currently serving in Afghanistan. He was awarded a four figure sum (£9,250) but succeeded at a tribunal in getting his compensation raised to £46,000.

The government are currently appealing in an effort to reduce the amount of compensation Cpl Duncan & another soldier have been awarded.

As usual, having your limbs blown off in a war zone is harder to get decent compensation than having to put up with some playground taunting.

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15 comments

  1. Blueknight says:

    A British soldier being attacked and wounded by an ‘Afghan fighter’ amounts to a ‘Racist Incident’

    July 29th, 2009 at 00:30

  2. Michael Pinkstone says:

    Nice comparison. Sums it up well. As in sums up the complete clusterf*ck it all is. I once got my feelings hurt. Does that mean I can pay off my student loan and recover from my divorce at the hands of ye olde taxpayer?

    There is a tiny part of me that wants to suggest that this woman joined the job merely to get a payout. Call it an old-fashioned hunch…

    July 29th, 2009 at 00:31

  3. Sergeant Twining says:

    Nice one Blueknight. You are right. The definition works both ways.

    We have no idea what the figure that has been awarded to the PC is?. It may be closer to 10,000, thought I doubt it. Both are different issues.

    I agree that armed services personnel should be looked after. Do we know what exactly went on with PC Grewal?

    July 29th, 2009 at 09:02

  4. Linda Baki says:

    There is a big problem at the moment with this so called racism. My sister and her husband live opposite a French family, this family have been moved several times for trouble making. She has cameras outside her home to observe neighbours. One day there was an incident in the street because someone had parked their car in front of her house. Instead of asking the neighbour to move it she phoned the police and said this person had called her a French Bitch….Police came and without further ado took this neighbour (owner of the car) who had not said a word to this lady off to the police station and he was cautioned. It has become ridiculous that a person of another country can now accuse an englishman and the police take the word of the foreigner without question…I do believe that some are taking advantage of this law to claim damages..ie an easy way to make some money. Sad but true. Without witnesses why are the police taking their side?

    As for the way the young soldiers are treated by this goverment…do not start me on that subject or I shall blow a gasket.

    July 29th, 2009 at 10:01

  5. Sergeant Twining says:

    “It has become ridiculous that a person of another country can now accuse an englishman and the police take the word of the foreigner without question.”

    “Without witnesses why are the police taking their side?”

    July 29th, 2009 at 10:16

  6. copper bottom says:

    its all a matter of perception…

    eg,,, two people argue in the street…

    one says to the other ‘you stupid scottish bitch…’
    two says ‘lol… sticks and stones…’

    two is not even slightly upset by the taunt…

    however, three walks past and hears the argument… he thinks ‘that’s racist-that is..’
    he then tells PC Plus and hey presto! it’s a racist incident! magic!

    just like 20% of the complaints about the police handling of the G8 disorder came from TV viewrs that WERE NOT THERE!!!!

    lol

    love it all…

    July 29th, 2009 at 11:24

  7. ashamed met says:

    What a twisted organisation I work for, bet that officer doesn,t do nights weekends or any shift apart from an eight to four to accomadate her!! Maybe all the sheep shagger jokes because I am welsh could earn me a few quid!! Would want to work with her image how she would react to an aggresive ,loud and abusive member of the public….probaly take a civil action against them!!! surely as police officers we should have a higher capability to deal with adversity let alone percieved unfriendlynes!!!

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:43

  8. Fee says:

    So the Yorkshireman I used to work with, known as Titus (as in Titus Aduxass) could have got some compo then? Her colleagues were “less than friendly”? Aaaaw, diddums. Maybe they were just shy, and will be stepping up to claim compo themselves for being accused without the chance to defend themselves?

    Faced with this kind of nonsense when I was a union rep, I used to tell them to grow up. Fast. Or grow a spine and deal with it face to face.

    July 29th, 2009 at 13:36

  9. Tom Gane says:

    As a fair haired, blue eyed jew serving in the forces in the early 1980′s I can say that other than the occasional comment, I was relatively unscathed. Indeed my brother who served in the Brigade of Guards had a hoot.

    However, on reflection, neither of us are inclined to launch a retrospective action against the MOD. But the inhuman treatment of our ‘brethren’ in the armed forces, cf with that of the civil service beggers belief.

    July 29th, 2009 at 15:21

  10. rafanon says:

    Miss! Miss! He hurt my feelings Miss! Un-f***ing believable.

    July 29th, 2009 at 19:24

  11. joe says:

    Maybe people didn’t like her ‘cos she was a winging little sh*t who was no good at her job (I don’t know if that was the case but I guess it must be a possibility) – but if she was then the grievence culture permits these sort of claims. Howeverthey don’t seem to napply to such a person who also happens to be WASP.

    In the US apparently if you’re white the race hate crime laws are automatically deemed to not apply to an incident you suffer.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we got away from the PC position and just treated each person as an individual on their own merits – but that would require commonsense and result in the loss of all those jobs in the government funded grievance industry.

    July 29th, 2009 at 20:48

  12. MarkUK says:

    Joe,

    Can’t fault you bud.

    July 29th, 2009 at 21:24

  13. Tony F says:

    As joe says, she probably was a winging little shit. I came across two of those in the Air Force both played the ‘colour’ card at every turn. And both of them were useless twats. I also worked with quite a few that were absolutely brilliant they never played the ‘card’ and didn’t do so well.

    July 29th, 2009 at 21:33

  14. R/T says:

    PC PINKSTONE – do you know her?!!!!!!!!!!

    July 29th, 2009 at 23:51

  15. Hibbo says:

    I am so angry I am almost lost for words.

    I have read the story and it appears that no evidence of any racism was put forward. The guess is that this woman performed badly in her training and wasn’t very popular.

    She will no doubt now be untouchable. Any criticism of her performance will be immediately met with cries of racism.

    Just because you happen to be of a minority of some description it doesn’t automatically stand that anything negative that you experience is because of it.

    ARRRGGGGGHHHHH!

    July 31st, 2009 at 02:57

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