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Turning race relations policy on its head

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Has sanity been restored to race relations legislation after the Serco v Redfearn case?

In July 2005, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the appeal of Arthur Redfearn, the bus driver sacked by Serco after he became a BNP councillor (Redfearn v Serco Limited T/A West Yorkshire Transport Services).

This decision caused quite a stir, not least because of the EAT's finding that Redfearn could rely on the protection of the Race Relations Act 1976 precisely because of the racist views generally attributed to the "whites only" BNP and its members.