The number of active personnel in the British Army has dwindled to the lowest its been in over two centuries at just over 80,000 trained, full time soldiers.
In response to this they have launched a new recruitment drive, but it has been met with criticism for being overly politically correct.
The new recruitment campaign is focused on signing up gay and Muslim recruits in order to “diversify” the British military however, many have suggested that sexuality and religion should not play a part in recruitment but rather merit and ability should be of soul concern.
This follows new PC measures taken by the British government which banned gendered language such as forefathers, chaps and lads and also banned the word “Sir” being used over the phone amongst member of the British armed forces, lest it offend a female or transgender officer.
Meanwhile, former British soldiers have voiced concerns that this new “soft” army may alienate those who now make up the bulwark of its personnel and reduce the army’s combat effectiveness.
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