Posted by on July 11, 2024 10:32 am
Originally From: Pink News

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The government has reportedly dropped the ban on members of the civil service wearing rainbow lanyards.

Ministers are also set to consider whether or not to revoke guidance on Whitehall diversity and objectivity, which many saw as a means of moving the civil service to the right and made simply being LGBTQ+ a political view, the i reported.

Sources said the new Labour government’s focus is “on the work of delivering change – not lanyards”.

In May, Esther McVey, then widely known as the “minister for common sense”, criticised a “random pick-and-mix” of lanyards being worn in Whitehall, saying civil servants should be reprimanded for wearing LGBTQ+-themed decorative cords.

“We want work to be a happy inclusive place, not one where division can


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