Bonkers woke guidance given to magistrates includes banning words like policemen & chairman | The Sun

BARMY new woke guidance has been issued for magistrates that includes banning the words policemen and chairman.

Police officers and chair should be used instead.

Other guidance includes saying a “person with a disability” and not “a disabled person”.

And “died by suicide” should be used instead of committed suicide or taken their own life.

Snowflake bosses at the Magistrates’ Association issued a style guide for staff, which urges them to avoid gender-specific terms.

It has also told magistrates not to use umbrella terms like “black, Asian or minority ethnic groups”, which can be “unintentionally divisive”.

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Tom Franklin, chief executive of the association, said he wants the guide to “be part of everyone’s working day”.

But Tory MP Nigel Mills said: “This is just going too far now.

“Policemen have been policemen since time began.

"With a backlog of cases surely magistrates need to focus on punishing criminals rather than worrying about upsetting people with the wrong words.

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"It’s woke madness.”

One magistrate said: “We’ve got bigger things to be worrying about in the courts system.

“The pressure with the number of cases is huge.”

The Magistrates’ Association said: “We strive to use inclusive terms and phrases to avoid anyone feeling excluded from our events, activities and organisation.”

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