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HARRY COLE: The spectre of wokeness haunts Britain's security spooks

por Bryce Forster (2020-06-30)

Britain's spooks are showing distressing signs of wokeness. At a drinks party, a very senior British security official left a group of reporters speechless with his self-flagellating concern about social, gender and ??247 racial injustice.

DSC01554.JPGTurning to a female hack, this Establishment securocrat in his regimental tie and shiny shoes declared: ‘I'm sorry I am a white man, it's all very unfair.' 

The woman was particularly annoyed given he had clearly enjoyed a very privileged career.

Obviously, though, the spook had been on a compulsory politically correct re-education course. For last week it emerged that bosses at GCHQ, Britain's giant eavesdropping station in Cheltenham, have banned the everyday phrases ‘blacklisting' and ‘whitelisting'.

Bosses in GCHQ have banned everyday phrases such as 'blacklisting' and 'whitelisting' in their Cheltenham headquarters (pictured)

In a public blog post, a spy called ‘Emma W' explains that ‘in the name of helping to stamp out racism in cyber security, we will avoid this casually pejorative wording'.

In a self-serving comment, a colleague adds: ‘If you're thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don't bother.'

I asked if this was the same ‘Emma' who, in 2018, was loudly heralded as the first British spy to ‘transition from James to Jane Bond'. 

The predictable reply: ‘That's classified.'





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