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Boost for LibDems as they take big Beard Poll lead

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2015 by kmflett

Beard  Liberation Front

Press release 18th April

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Boost for LibDems as they take big Beard Poll lead

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, which is pressing parties standing in the General Election on May 7th to come clean and state whether or not they support a Beard Friendly Britain has said that the Liberal Democrats who have been languishing in single figures in most Election polls have received a boost with news that they are on 40% in the poll to find the most Beard Friendly Party standing for election.

The LibDems are well ahead of the Greens who currently have 17% of the vote and Labour and UKIP on 13%.

The campaign says that it is entirely up to voters to decide but a key criteria is how Parties are prepared to go in signing up to the BLF Beard Friendly Britain Manifesto (below)

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, of course the LibDem leadership is as clean shaven and suited as other parties but the LibDems still do retain some of their traditional hirsute following. The LibDem candidate for Cambridge Julian Huppert, for example, is a former winner of the Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award.

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BLF 2015 Election Manifesto

The Beard Friendly Charter

Beardism- pogonophobia in the Greek- is irrational prejudice against the hirsute and should be outlawed by Act of Parliament so that, for example, it becomes illegal for employers, private and public, to refuse someone a job on the grounds of their appearance.

There should be positive action to increase the number of hirsute MPs which is currently at a deplorably low level.

There must be a Government commitment to increase the number of hirsute public employees year on year and for the number of beards in senior civil service roles to be monitored

All people should be able to dress and appear as they want and this should be a cornerstone of public employment policy.

Discrimination against the hirsute at work and in social settings must end and this can be addressed partly by promoting positive images of the hirsute- for example TV news readers.

Stereotyping of the hirsute, is wrong and the ‘man with a beard’ caricature, although it is often meant in a light hearted way, must be understood as potentially offensive

 

 

3 Responses to “Boost for LibDems as they take big Beard Poll lead”

  1. […] this is unlikely to change anyone’s vote. It’s in the Big Beard Poll on Keith Flett’s blog. Keith runs the Beard Liberation Front which earlier this year announced our Julian Huppert as the […]

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