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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