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LibDems win Election (for most Beard Friendly Party)

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2015 by kmflett

Beard  Liberation Front

Press release 4th May

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

LibDems win Election (for most Beard Friendly Party)

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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 have won the poll to find the most Beard Friendly Party standing for election with over 50% of the vote.

The LibDems were well ahead of the Greens who came second.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, it is rare poll win the for the LibDems but one we hope they will take very seriously by announcing a red line that they will not enter Coalition with another Party unless its leader has a beard

Link to the poll

https://kmflett.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/boost-for-libdems-as-they-take-big-beard-poll-lead/

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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

 

 

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