Whiter Than White

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by spen666, 14 Sep 2018.

  1. spen666

    spen666 Guru

  2. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    I am speachless. Just as well i suppose.
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  3. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    You read it here first in black and white. Neither of which, I believe, are colours.
  4. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    As usual, I suspect there's a bit more to it than the simple gammon baiting headline...

    The IOPC said: “I can confirm that as part of Operation Embley into allegations of serious corruption and malpractice within the Directorate of Professional Standards a notice of investigation has been served on an officer informing them we are investigating the alleged use of language deliberately intended to offend and that had racist undertones.
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  5. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

    It'll be a purge on soap powder companies next.
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  6. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Hhhmm. Doesn't sound as if the full story is being reported.
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  7. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Bugbrooke UK
    Until I read that article I'd never heard of egg and spoon as rhyming slang.
  8. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    As always we don't know the facts. If it is purely as reported then it is farce of the highest order but again we are not privy to the detail.
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
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  10. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Hard to see how saying 'we need to be whiter than white' could deliberately offend, although someone may have taken offence, which is different.

    At the very most this should have been a few words to the officer, and a few words to the complainant to tell him or her to act their age.

    I notice the Met is saying their 'notice of investigation' is not, of itself, disciplinary proceedings, so it looks like the climb down has begun.
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  11. Unkraut

    Unkraut Master of the Inane Comment

    Hoping that the complainant will not take offence at a perceived ageist comment .....
  12. LinchPin

    LinchPin Veteran

    Recovery tent.
    Who sees his true-love in her naked bed,
    Teaching the sheets a whiter hue than white,
    But, when his glutton eye so full hath fed,
    His other agents aim at like delight?
    Who is so faint, that dare not be so bold
    To touch the fire, the weather being cold?

    Some dead white guy wrote this ages ago.
  13. subaqua

    subaqua Guru

    Probably more to this than is being reported . That said , minority report .....
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