What’s still British about BP?

In Jeremy Clarkson’s column in the Sun there is a small piece about an Asian petrol station attendant who refused to serve a soldier in uniform unless he came back in civvies. Witnesses reported that the attendant was anti-war (the captain in the 16 Air Brigade had served in Afghanistan).  The member of staff concerned has not been sacked by BP.

I wonder what would have happened had the member of staff been a white Christian who had refused to serve a woman in a burka until she had gone home and changed?

Personally, I shall be avoiding all BP petrol stations* from now on.

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*(unless I’m absolutely desperate and the fuel light is flashing)

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1 Response so far »

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    I have had a reply to the email I sent to BP questioning their actions.

    Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce it here as it is marked “private and confidential”.

    Suffice it to say that it is an attempt to muddy the waters by referring to old legislation that allegedly used to prohibit the sale of fuel to a uniformed police officer and I don’t believe a word of it.


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