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Campaigners welcome Labour commitment to ‘more equal society’ but want action on pogonophobia

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

16th May

contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Labour’s commitment to ‘more equal society’ welcomed by action on pogonophobia needed

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has welcomed Labour’s Manifesto commitment to a more equal society.

However the campaigners say that Labour must go further on pogonophobia, irrational prejudice against the hirsute.

The BLF notes that pogonophobia, from comments in the street and social situations to discrimination in the jobs market is in most cases legal in the UK. In America in most States it is illegal to discriminate against the hirsute.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, Jeremy Corbyn is himself often a victim of pogonophobia and we’d welcome tougher action on it

The Ten Point Beard Liberation Front Manifesto

  1. No to Beardism and pogonophobic prejudice against the hirsute
  2. Equal rights for beard wearers through a Beard Equality Act
  3. More hirsute MPs
  4. A 20% quota for hirsute Cabinet Ministers
  5. More hirsute public employees and monitoring of hirsuteness levels in the senior Civil Service
  6. Promotion of positive public images of the hirsute
  7. A statue of the last hirsute Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury, to be erected in Parliament Square
  8. OfCom to have a statutory duty to monitor pogonophobia in the broadcast media & issue penalties for persistent transgressors
  9. No dress codes at work, beyond a requirement for smart appearance for public facing roles
  10. A luxury tax on the shaving industry, the proceeds to be used to promote a diverse Britain
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