Britain’s Royal Navy and Royal Marines are redeploying officers to serve in diversity and inclusion roles — despite severe manpower shortages leaving them unable to fulfill their essential functions.
The Royal Navy was recently unable to deploy any of its multi-billion-pound aircraft carriers to assist the British-American operation against the Houthis in Yemen due to a staffing crisis — yet service chiefs are advertising internally for officers to leave their existing roles and become diversity and inclusion officers regardless.
“You can imagine the sort of power-hungry social justice warriors this will attract,” one Navy source lamented.
“Taking people from key and important roles to focus on diversity is nonsense. The Royal Navy has lost the plot,” added Admiral The Lord West, a former Chief of the Naval Staff and Labour government minister.
“Obsessing over diversity and inclusion actually leads to recruitment issues. One needs just to look at the RAF’s positive discrimination schemes, which led to the exclusion of some white men. These diversity roles should be scrapped immediately,” West added.
The lawmaker was referring to revelations that the Royal Air Force (RAF) illegally discriminated against white men, and even disparaged them as “useless white males” and forced a recruiter who complained about the discrimination out of her job.
Like the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force suffers from significant manpower shortages.
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