Middle-Class Youngsters Barred From Applying For Internships At Whitehall And In The Police . . . Because They Are White

Paul Bentley, Daily Mail (London), March 27, 2011

White middle-class students have been banned from applying for internships with Britain’s biggest police force and in Whitehall.

The temporary jobs, which offer thousands of pounds for work in the summer, are billed as the internships ‘that could change your life’.

They provide students with invaluable work experience at a time of soaring graduate unemployment.

But critics yesterday told of their anger at the decision by the Civil Service and the Metropolitan Police to exclude all but certain ethnic minorities from applying.

They say the schemes cause resentment among staff and are discriminating against white people ‘via the back door’.

The Metropolitan Police, which employs more than 50,000 people, publicly offers only one work experience programme. The 12-week Diversity Internship will pay six interns more than £3,000 to work in a range of departments. While there is no guarantee of a post at the end, it gives students a head start in the battle for police jobs.

But the application form says only students from specific ethnic groups–including black African, black Asian or Chinese–can apply. Applicants are also quizzed about religious beliefs and sexuality.

The force offers a few other work experience places to students from specific colleges.

The Civil Service also has only one central internship programme–marketed as ‘two months that could change your life’–and also specifically for students from ethnic minorities.

The only white candidates eligible to apply for the Fast Stream Summer Diversity Internship are those whose families are from ‘under-represented socio-economic backgrounds’.

Others can get occasional work experience through individual departments.

The scheme, paying about £3,000, is a clear route to the prestigious Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme.

MPs, campaigners and police are furious that prominent public bodies are discriminating against white, middle-class students by denying them the chance to apply.

Tory MP Dominic Raab last night said: ‘We won’t end discrimination by introducing it via the back door. That is precisely what positive discrimination like this does.’

Nadhim Zahawi, a Tory MP who identifies himself as Kurdish, said: ‘These schemes are degrading. Margaret Thatcher didn’t need positive discrimination to become prime minister.’

One Met inspector said: ‘At a time when people in the Met are being offered voluntary redundancy, the Met funds such schemes. Such incentives can only fan the flames of racial division.’

Emma Boon, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, called the schemes ‘tokenistic’.

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘This scheme assists us to understand the needs of the diverse communities we serve.’

A Cabinet Office spokesman said: ‘We think the Civil Service should represent the people we serve and we make no apology for that. Selection for permanent positions is available to all and is always based on fair and open competition.’

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  • WR the elder

    A Cabinet Office spokesman said: ‘We think the Civil Service should represent the people we serve and we make no apology for that.’

    He speaks the truth. The British government has not served the interests of the white population of Great Britain for at at least 40 years.

  • SKIP

    Why should one think that the Emerald Isles, a Christian founded nation, be any different that America, ALSO a Christian founded nation? At least they were Christian founded nations in history books printed prior to 1965 which also apparently neglected to mention all of the Muslims that came over on the Mayflower.

  • idareya

    If I live to be a thousand years old, I’ll never understand how you stop discrimination by discriminating.

  • Anonymous

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    The Metropolitan Police, which employs more than 50,000 people, publicly offers only one work experience programme.

    >>

    Which is the equivalent of a Congressional endorsement for a spot at one of the big military universities…

    Have it, you’re in. Not. You rot.

    >>

    While there is no guarantee of a post at the end, it gives students a head start in the battle for police jobs.

    >>

    Which is where you have to realize that ‘a battle for a job’ is not what citizenship in a state is about. You pay taxes, you obey the criminal statutes, you _do not_ expect to have your population double and then treble, consistently, based on foreign immigration, until you are fighting for jobs that should not be ‘outsourced’ from your community as endogamous breeding group.

    That’s the key you see. Genes dictate competency and SWA genes have been locked in a death spiral of insularism and incest for the better part of 1,000 years.

    Yet economics are a function of the majority polity and if you refuse to degrade your genetics (as _job competence_) anything which your government gives away as an SES pie slice preference to someone else, is something you will NEVER GET BACK.

    Which is how the best elect a replacement population _as a replacement society_, based on the simple consequence that stupidity cannot sustain what blind foolish trust has given away.

    The West will not stay Western as a cultural bastion if we allow other ethnies to subsume us down to their (point of origin) operating levels.