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The British Royal Air Force chief of recruitment recently stepped down to protest the pause in hiring white male recruits for women and ethnic minorities, according to a report.

Defense sources told Sky News that the officer resigned out of concern that this alleged policy would undermine the RAF’s combat capabilities.

FILE: Royal Air Force planes fly over on June 2, 2022 in London, England.
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The controversy over the policy sparked a response from a spokesperson for Rishi Sunak, who is vying to be the UK’s next prime minister.

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“The only thing that should matter in recruiting is your character’s content,” not your gender or the color of your skin, “the spokesperson said in a statement to the media.” Which the Defense Department would potentially allow for security. Britain’s being put at risk by a push for so-called “diversity” is not only shameful, it’s dangerous. ”

Fox News has reached out to the RAF for clarification on the matter, as sources have provided contradictory answers on the existence of the diversity policy.

The RAF claims to recognize the value of a person’s abilities, “regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or socio-economic background.”

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“Inclusion is about valuing and leveraging people’s unique backgrounds, talents, perspectives and insights for the benefit of individuals and the organization,” reads a statement on their website.

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