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TRIBUNAL TO SAY IF ENGLISH AND SCOTS ARE SEPARATE RACES

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An industrial tribunal in Edinburgh will this morning hear legal arguments over whether the English and Scots are s...
An industrial tribunal in Edinburgh will this morning hear legal arguments over whether the English and Scots are separate races, reports BBC Essex.

The case has been brought by Graham Power, deputy chief constable of Lothian and Borders Police. He claims he was passed over for promotion because he is English.

Mr Power, from Middlesbrough, was one of several leading candidates for the post of chief constable of the Northern Constabulary, which covers the Scottish highlands and islands. He was not, however, among officers shortlisted for interview.

He feels he was discriminated against because he was English. The joint police board which organised the selection process is challenging Mr Power's claim.

Although there have been industrial tribunal proceedings based on ethnic differences between the Irish, Welsh, Scots and English, the board says there can be no question in this case of racial discrimination.

The legal argument must be settled before the full case can go ahead, but the result is unlikely to be announced today.

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